Letter, from Robert Cary & Company, July 17, 1759

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Title

Letter, from Robert Cary & Company, July 17, 1759

Description

A letter detailing the sale of tobacco consignments. Cary informs Martha that John Hanbury, another of the Custis estate's English agents, has died, and says he hopes his own company will receive that business.

Creator

Robert Cary

Source

Fields, Joseph E. 'Worthy Partner': The Papers of Martha Washington. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Date

1759-07-17

Contributor

Joseph E. Fields, editor

Language

eng

Type

Published version of manuscript document

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Citation

Fields, Joseph E. 'Worthy Partner': The Papers of Martha Washington. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Rights Holder

Custis Papers, Virginia Historical Society

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Madm                                                      London the 17 July 1759

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 due 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 Atty in their books till they do tho we hope it wont 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 circumstanced we may safely do it & as such we hope in the future to receive all your crops. for it is Evidend the less hands Tobacco goes in the greater Probability there is of keeping up a Living Price & therefore must naturally be productive of our Friends Interest

Are sorry to hear the Crops are so short we hope the Prices will Compensate since little matter for the Difference - We are

                                                      Madm
                                                      Your most Hum Servt
                                                      Copy Robert Cary & Co
                                                      Mrs. Martha Custis

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Letter
Cary - 17th July - 1759

Original Format

Autograph Letter Signed

Collection

How to Cite this Item

Robert Cary, "Letter, from Robert Cary & Company, July 17, 1759," in Martha Washington, Item #358, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/358 (accessed November 13, 2018).