Custis's Estate I hope these Bills will all meet-with due Honor, & am Gentlemen 1 Your most hble Servt
To Robt Cary Esq & Comapny
Merchts in London
Cary & Co June 1, 1758
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Gentn. Virginia. June 1st 1758
I wrote to you the 30th of April last by the Anna Capt. Eastern to which I refer, by him I sent you 17 Hhds of Tobo, which I hope will prove very fine and as Tobo is now very scarce & it is certain very little will be made the ensuing Crop, I hope I shall get an uncommon Price for this Tobacco, inclosed is a Bill of Lading for it, I wrote to you for Insurance which I dont doubt but you have made.
Besides the Bills of Exchange mentioned in my Letter by Eastern drawn on you viz 4 Sets for £ 250 cash payable to Colo. Bernard Moore, dated April 18th, 2 Sets payable to Mr. Philip Whitehead Claiborne, for £ 100 each dated the same Day, & One Set for £ 200 -- two Sets for £ 50 -- each payable to Mr. William Dandridge dated the 29th of April, I have drawn 1 Set of Bills for £ 250 -dated May 16th payable to Col. Thomas Moore. One Set for £ 500 -- payable to Mr. John Mercer dated May Bth and two sets for £ 100 each payable to Mr. Bartholomew Dandridge, one dated May 20th & the other May 18th being obliged to make use of all the money due to Mr. Custis's Estate. I hope these Bills will all meet with due Honor, & am 1
Your mo. hble Servt
To Messrs John Hanbury
& Company Merchts in
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Publication information: Book title: Worthy Partner:The Papers of Martha Washington. Contributors: Joseph E. Fields - Compiler, Martha Washington - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1994. Page number: 44.