George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Hanburys & Lloyd, 1 December 1774

From Hanburys & Lloyd

London 1 Decemr 1774

Esteemed friend

We wrote thee 14 Novemr per the Nancy Capt. Wise as per copy annex’d to which beg leave to refer thee—since then ⟨illegible have received⟩ none of thy favors.1

We send thee inclosed the Kings Speech by which thou wilt see the resolution of Government relative to the Colonies we much wish some expedient may b⟨e⟩ adopted amicably to settle all disputes.2 We are with great regard thy assured friends

Hanburys & Lloyd

LS, ViHi: Custis Papers. This letter is written at the end of Hanburys’ letter of 14 November.

1On 18 Feb. 1775 the Virginia Gazette (Dixon and Hunter; Williamsburg) printed the report that the ship Nancy, Capt. George Wise, had arrived in Norfolk.

2The king’s speech is printed in the Virginia Gazette (Purdie; Williamsburg), 3 Feb. 1775, supplement, under the dateline “LONDON, November 30.”

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