George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Cary & Company, 20 November 1772

To Robert Cary & Company

Williamsburg Novr 20th 1772


By some kind of mismanagement Seven Hogsheads of Mr Custis’s Tobacco (from the Plantation on the Eastern Shore) missed a Passage in Captain Peterson; and Insurance made for that many more than the Ship carried of his, which you will please to have rectified, as I knew nothing of the disappointment till I came to this place a few days ago1—I have drawn two Bills upon you of this date in favour of [ ] for One hundred and fifty and Two hundred and fifty pounds Sterling which please to pay and place to Mr Custis’s2 and you will thereby oblige Gentn Yr Most Hble Servt

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ALB, DLC:GW. The ALS was listed for sale in the Anderson Galleries catalog, 31 Oct. 1918.

2In the Guardian Accounts, 3 Nov. 1773, GW recorded £250 on 18 Nov. 1772 “By my Draft on Robt Cary Esqr. & Co.”

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