Mrs Martha Custis September 6, 1758
To Thomas Horner
|Feby 24th||To 2 horse Collers||11/6||£ .11. 6|
|April 19||To 1 Powder||2/6||. 2. 6|
|Sepr 6||To 6 Tin Pans||13/6||.13. 6|
|To 2 pr H L Hinges||6/||. 6. -|
|£ 1.13. 6|
AD Custis Papers, ViHi.
Esteemed Friend September 12, 1758
Wee wrote Thee p the Packet & Capt Downes to which Referr. Thy Bills have duly Hon d, as they Appear d for the future must Request Thee not to draw more Setts then One, to the same Person, of the same Date & Sum, & Same time fr Payment, without some pticular mark or Distinction, as otherwise the first Second & third of the Same Sett, is liable to be paid if Presented here at Different times. Wee have not heard anything of the affair with Dunbar since Our last. Wee are Inform'd that Thee has been told by some Person in the Country, that something (what Wee Can't Learn) might have been done by us, that was not done. Wee shall be glad to know if you had any Such Information, & what it was, that thereby Wee may have an Oppty to Convince Thee, That that Person knew Nothing of the Matter, or else didn't with a Veiw to prejudice us in Thy Esteem. Wee can truly Say no Endeavours was Wanting in that affair, & very Thoughtfully & Anxiously attended it, and will Continue to Render the Family in this or any other affair all the Services in our Power. It gives us no small Concern that Wee cannot Inform Thee that the Salvage of the Anna is adjusted having to Doe wth the owners of three Privateers, Occasioned Some Perplexity. Wee Act under the best Advice, & are not without hopes to Settle it Soon in an Amicable Way. The Baltimore Capt Crookshanks is Comeing wth Troops to Virga, & Wee hope Our Friends will Forward Her dispatch, so as to Return with the Convoy She goes Out with. Thy kind Assistance Wee shall Acknowledge as a very Pticular Favour & with great regard --
Thy Assured Friends
Capel & Osgood Hanbury
September 12, 1758
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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: 53.
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