Madm London 17 July 1758
To our's already wrote you by this Conveyance we Referr, since which your Favour of the 30th April is now before us & your several Drafts to the Amount of £ 1500 we have already Accepted & when we shall punctually be paid
As the Accot sales & Accot. Currt. sent p Turner have in all probability miscarried we have now sent the Copy's
Inclosed is the Charge of Obtaining Letters of Administring to the Receiving the Dividend on the £ 1650 Bank Stock which Charge £ 7..7 is to thy Estates Debit - the Bank Directors have as yet not Entered your Power of Adm. in their Books till they do tho we hope it won't be long we cannot receive the Interest - Mr John Hanbury departed this Life the 23d Ulto. & while he lived we coud not ask for the Enlargement of your Consignments but now as things are Differently cicumstanced we may safely do it & as such we hope (in) the future to receive all your Crops, for it is Evident the less hands Tobacco goes in the greater Probability there is of keeping up a living Price & therefore must naturally be productive of our Friend's Interest-.
Are sorry to hear the Crops are so short & we hope the Prices will Compensate (illegible) little matter for the Difference.
We are Madm
Your most Hum. Servt
Robert Cary & Co.
Mrs. Martha Custis
Mrs Martha Custis
New Kent Co. Virginia
p the Dispatch
Letter 17th July --- 1759 (sic)
Cary - 17th July - 1759 (sic)
A.L.S., Custis Papers, ViHi.