London, March 1, 1758
"Estate of Colonel D.P. Custis; charges on Fifteen Hogsheads of Tobacco received p the Hazard, Adam Coxen, Virginia."
14704 pounds of tobacco were sold by Robert Carey and Company to four buyers for £ 642.. 3.. 5. Expenses incurred: subsidies, imposts, duties, freight, primage, cooperage, cartage, warehouse room, brokerage, postage, entry inwards, bond, bill money, commission, and petty charges. The expenses totalled £ 426.. 3.. 5. The net proceeds amounted to £ 216 and was applied to the estate's indebtedness to the Cary Company.
Five hogsheads were sold to John Burdon and five hogsheads to Kirby & Co. Two were sold to William Featherstone and three to Lardner & Co. 1
D.S., Custis Papers, ViHi.
London 2 March 1758
We have already wrote you by this Conveyance but as the ships are not gone down it gives us an opportunity of Acknowledging the rec t of yours by Crookshanks of the 20 December covering Letters of your Administration, as also Power of Attorney to receive the Dividends on the Bank stock all wch are quite Necessary -- Your Goods now Ordered are putt on Board the Hazard & enclosed them in your general Invoice; we received the Order but 2 days before the Convoy was to sail so that is they are not so Compleat as we could wish we hope you'l excuse it.
It is always our Maxim in Trade to furnish our Correspondants with the Sales of this Goods as also Acct. Curt. Annually (missing) be not only Satisfactory but really Necessary -- We believe you may thank us for the Sale of your Tobacco at Mr. H house they were partly sold at 10/2 but on our disposing of our's at 11 s they gott as we have hear'd of our Friend the same Price.
Mad m Your Most Hble
Robert Cary & Co.
the Original P. Coxen
ALS on the verso of supra, from Robert Cary and Company, March 1, 1758. Custis Papers, ViHi.