George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Newton, Jr., 13 August 1773

From Thomas Newton, Jr.

Williamsburg August 13th 1773


I have Just time to inform you I have paid Mr Hill one hundred and ninety five pounds, and one hundred & ten dollars in the whole two hundd & twenty eight pounds. I am sorry that I cou’d get no more but am in hopes the whole sales will be paid at the next meeting. I have not been home since I received yours for examining the seconds but will follow your direction’s and make the most of them shou’d they prove bad. I am Sir Yr Hble Servt

Thomas Newton Jr

Mr Hill has the Sales of Flour & herrings.1


1GW wrote Newton on 12 Feb. 1773 that he was sending a large shipment of flour and herring to him for sale, and on 10 July he wrote Newton that he had instructed his York River estate manager James Hill to collect what was owed him from Newton at the meeting of merchants in Williamsburg in July. See especially note 1 in GW’s letter of 12 February.

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