From Lamar, Hill, Bisset, & Company
Mad[ei]ra, 22 Febry 1774
Since our last respects to you under 13th Septr last1 We are not favored with any of yours—The Purport of this is principally to forward you the Sales of the 80 Barrs. of Flour you was pleased to consign us last Septr the Sloop Molly Capt. Conway, the Nt proceeds being 421[ ]5252 that Sum is to your Credit in your Accot Currt also inclosed Balanced by Our Bill of this Date on Messrs Robt Cary & Co. of London for £19.3.3 Stlg Exa. @ ⅚ [ ]rs3 is 69[ ]6854—Our Market is glutted with every Article usually imported here from the Continent, insomuch that your Virga Corn will not rise above the price of 250 Alq[ui]re this Season & Wheat 500rs—Should the prospect become better We shall take the Liberty to advise you of it—We are with great regard—Sir Your most obedient humble Servants
Lamar Hill Bisset & Co.5
ALS, owned (1993) by Mr. Lewis Leigh, Jr., Fairfax, Virginia.
1. The letter has not been found. For earlier correspondence with Lamar, Hill, Bassett, & Co., see GW to Lamar, Hill, Bisset, & Co., 15 July 1773, and notes to that document, and Henry Hill to GW, 22 June 1773.
2. A symbol here and elsewhere in the manuscript, a circle with two diagonal lines through it, is used to separate the milréis and the réis.
5. The following account was enclosed in the letter:
George Washington Esqre of Virginia, his Account Current with Lamar, Hill, Bisset & Co.,
|Septr 13||To Cost & Charges of 4 Pipes of fine Wine, shiped on board the Sloop Molly Capt. Conway as Invoice furnished|
|By Nt Proceeds of 80 Barrs. of Flour, received Septemr 1773, By the Sloop Molly Capt. Conway, as Accot Sales||421||525|
|Febry 22||By Our Bill of this Date @ 60 Ds./St. on Messrs Robert Cary & Co. of London, for the Balance £19.3.3 Stlg Exa. @ ⅚ Milreis|
Madeira 22d February 1774
Lamar Hill Bisset & Co.