George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Robert McMickan & Company, 7 December 1770

From Robert McMickan & Company

Kingston Jamai⟨ca⟩ 7th Decr 177⟨0⟩


We have receivd per the Swift Captn sanford sixty nine Barrels Herrings shipt on your Account by Messrs Robt Adam & Co. of Alexandria, which we shall make sale of to the best advantage in our power. We have Shipt you the different Articles contain’d in your Memo. to Captn sanford amotg ⟨as⟩ per Invo. inclosed to £50.10.1 which we think may be nigh the Nt proceeds of your Herrings when Sold.1 We shall be glad to render you any agreeable Service Now in our power being with respect sir Your mo. Hbl. Servt

Robt McMickan & ⟨Co.⟩

Mutilated⟩ The purchase⟨d⟩ Rum we ⟨p⟩ray will prove very good prov⟨ided⟩ you ⟨can illegible.⟩

LS, MiU-C.

1See GW to Lawrence Sanford, 29 Sept. 1770, and note. The enclosed invoice has not been found, but an account, enclosed in McMickan’s letter to GW of 29 May 1771 and dated 6 Dec. 1770–16 Feb. 1771, shows GW received only £40.15.9 for the goods sold by McMickan, leaving £9.14.4 still to be paid. The account shows the balance to be charged to Robert Adam & Co. For GW’s shipment of fish to the West Indies in 1769, see GW to Lawrence Sanford, 26 Sept. 1769.

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