Worthy Partner: The Papers of Martha Washington

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From Robert Cary and Company

Madm

London 26 Novr 1757

Your favr of the 25th. July & 20th. August, We duly recd, and the loss of our good friend has been no little Concern to Us. Whatever Services lay in our Power to Oblige you, We beg you may always Command us, as it will give Us a particular pleasure to have an Oppertunity of being in the least serviceable to you and family - Agreable to your Ordr of the 25th. July We Inclose you the Charge of £400 - insd on Coxen wch Charge £53, 4, 6 is placed to the Estates Debit, and when your 36 hhds by Coxen are landed shall do the best for your Intst. - By the several Letters which we have wrote - and have likewise sent from Mr Sharpe, your Solcr on the Affair of Dunbars you will Perceive that the matter is deferr'd to another hearing, wch now must be a work of time, and there is no knowing when it will be determin'd, for our own parts you may rely on our own Care that nothing shall be neglected in it - We have wrote to Messrs. Oswald of Glasgow who will send the Stockings & Carpet by the first Vessel that goes for York River - in Feby Convoy will be Appointed out at home for our Virginia Ships, by Coxen who we shall then send, shall send your goods with the Tomb, 1 and against whose Arrival hope as Usual You'll favor Us in reserving your Tobco - Not having an Oppertunity before of transmitting the last Years Sales we have now sent them - the proceed Viz:

D P C 10 hhds P Johnson £200
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16 do 256

Both which are to the Estates Cr. and which believe are such as Virginia had before, and therefore rest satisfyed that they'll meet your Approbation. We likewise Inclose the Estates Acct currt to the 22d August last, wch leaves a Ballce in our hands of £3697 : 10: 8 which believe you'll find in Conformity to Mr Custis's Books, as we ev'ry half year receive from the Bank the Intst of £1650 Bank Stock, it will be necessary for sending Us over the Copy of Lrs of Administratn as also a fresh power of Attorney from You to us to Receive the said Dividend otherwise We cannot, therefor the sooner this is done ye better, We respectfully are

Madm Your most hble Servt Robert Cary & Co. (Originall p Turner)

Copy Mrs Marta. Custis (Address) To

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