Worthy Partner: The Papers of Martha Washington

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thee getting to hand in due course, it was sent us a few Days agow & comes inclos'd. the Law Books were also sent p that Ship vallue £ 17.10.2; as soone as the Affair can be settled, the Estate shall have Credit, for the moiety of the net amount of the Sale thereof, as all the Goods are to be sold at Publick Sale. We bespoke other Books to replace them & wch intend to find p the Dispatch in a short time if a suitable Convoy offers as it seems likely that the Virginia Fleet will not sail untill late Spring. The Anna is now safe in this River & delivering her Cargo. No endeavours of Ours shall be wanting to make the most of the 17 hhds DPC by her, and as soone as will get the Accounts relating to the Salvage finally setled & communicate the same (illegible). Thy favour of the 1st of Sepr is now before us. We shall find our Friends Account Currt in a short time. We have wrote to Hill of Madeira for a Pipe of good old Wine & a Box of Citron for thee, his Bills for it shall be duly honoured as has been all the Bills thee Drew upon us that have appeared; we request thee not to draw (illegible) sets of Bills of the same date to the same Persons for the same sum as it is liable to create great errors by paying two Bills of the same set. We are very sorry that We have no Tobacco from thee by the Dispatch, nor by any other Ship in the Fleet, we hope it is not owing to our having incurred thy displeasure & continuance of the Consignment, of he Estates Tobacco will give us no small pleasure, & no endeavour of ours shall be wanting to make the most of it & to transact every Affair the entrust to our care so as to merit thy approbation. We are wth great Easteem

December 26, 1758
Thy Assurd Friends
Capel & Osgood Hanbury

To
Martha Custis
York River
Virginia

A.L.S., Custis Papers, ViHi.

1.
PGWC 6:269, 270 n. 17, 447, 453, 454 n. 5.

From Capel & Osgood Hanbury

Esteem Friend London Jany 9,1759

We wrote Thee ye 26 Ulto to wch refer and as nothing material has since occurred, have now only to inclose Invoice (missing) for thy Goods, wch comes herewith & wch we wish safe to hand and to thy satisfaction. We shall at all times be glad to hear of thy welfare, & by all opportunitys

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