George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Cary & Company, 8 January 1772

To Robert Cary & Company

Mount Vernon 8th Jany 1772


If this Letter should get to hand before Mr Adam (by whom I wrote to you on the 22d of Novr) should leave London, I should be obligd to you for sending me two pieces of the best Dutch Blanketting by his ship—if it is too late for that Vessell and any other conveyance should offer immediately to this River be pleased to embrace it1 and thereby oblige Gentn Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt

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1Cary’s “Invoice of Costs & Charges of Goods Shipd on board the Marcha[,] Walter Brooke Comr[,] for Virginia upon the Account & risque of Colo. George Washington—and to him consigned,” dated 25 Mar. 1772, lists “2 ps. best brd stripd Duff. Blankt[s]” from Darby & Morgan, costing £9.10 with other charges bringing the total to £10.8 (DLC:GW). For the other goods that Robert Adam, the Alexandria merchant who was visiting London, sent to GW on the Martha, see note 5 in GW’s letter to Robert Adam of 22 Nov. 1771.

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