George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Lamar, Hill, Bisset, & Company, 22 February 1774

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.

1The 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.

2A symbol here and elsewhere in the manuscript, a circle with two diagonal lines through it, is used to separate the milréis and the réis.

3See note 2.

4See note 2.

5The following account was enclosed in the letter:

George Washington Esqre of Virginia, his Account Current with Lamar, Hill, Bisset & Co.,

1773 [milréis] [réis]
Septr 13 To Cost & Charges of 4 Pipes of fine Wine, shiped on board the Sloop Molly Capt. Conway as ⅌ Invoice furnished 491 210
491 210
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  69 685
491 210

Madeira 22d February 1774
 Errors Excepted ⅌
  Lamar Hill Bisset & Co.

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