London, March 1759
To Martha Custis; To charges on seventeen Hogsheads of Tobacco received p The (missing) Colony of Virginia.
13701 Pounds of tobacco were sold to five buyers for £7113..4..6. Expenses of subsidies, freight, duties, primage and petty charges, entry inwards, bond bill money, lander's fee, cooperage, cartage and warehouse room, brokerage, shipping charges, porterages, wharfage, lighterage, postage of letters, and commission totaled £251:8:8. The Net proceeds were £461:2:8. 1
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Esteemed Friend London Apl 4. 1760
We hope our P Capt Walker got to hand of wch please to (mutilated) Inclosed are the sales of thy 17 Hhds DPC P (the Anna) to assure thee that We have taken every method that We could think of to make the most of them & had they not been out of Condition we should have got a much better price for them.1 hope the next We have will be of a fine sent (sic) & quality & that We shall have the pleasure of some JP & P all opportunitys thy Consignments will be very acceptable. The Insurance upon the Deliverance is made at £200 upon 20 Hhds at Gs P cent premm, the Ship is lost in the Bay of Biscay as soone as the Papers comes to hand & the loss can be adjusted thy Accots shall have Credit - Since thy Acct Current was sent Thy Bill to T. Moore is paid £250 2 - We wish Thee and they Wife Health & Happiness & are with great Esteem Thy Assurd Friends
C & O Hanbury
To George Washington Esq
P the George
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