George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Newton, Jr., 30 June 1773

From Thomas Newton, Jr.

Norfolk June 30. 1773.

Sir

I received yours of 14th will take care that your Letter to Mr M Mikin shall be forwarded by a vessell that will sail in a few days.1 I now send you the prices of the flour herrings & ship stuf sold for which I hope you’l approve off.2 the first quantity is not all sold yet tho. there is but few barrels left. I am realy at a loss what I shall do with the midlings as the Bakers will not touch them & they will not answer at the West India markets. I am now fitting a vessell for Madeira where I have been inform’d they will answer, if you incline to send them I will ship them for you, your answer will much oblige me by the first post as I expect the vessell will sail in a few weeks.3 We have no demand for ship stuff at present but if you incline to send what you have on hand imagine I cou’d get ten shillings & freight down for it. I am yr Hble Servt

Thomas Newton Junr

ALS, DLC:GW.

1GW’s letter to Newton has not been found, but see GW’s letter of 14 June to Robert McMickan.

2Newton wrote at the bottom of his letter: “Superfine at 16/8 most of it freight paid down payable Octr[.] Ship Stuf—@ 10/—freight paid—payable in July[.] Herrings payable in July at 15/ per Barrell.”

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