Letter, from James Gildart, February 21, 1759

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Letter, from James Gildart, February 21, 1759


Trade with England


A letter from one of Martha Custis's British agents describing a sale of tobacco and the purchase of various consumer goods.


James Gildart


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


Greenwood Press




Custis Papers, Virginia Historical Society




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Fields, Joseph E. "Worthy Partner": The Papers of Martha Washington. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994. 79.

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Madam                                            Leverpoole Feby 21st 1759

I have before me both your esteemed Favours of 6th June that you had been pleased to favour me wth. The Consignment of Sixteen hhds. Tabo p the Gildart wch Am much oblighed to you & please to be Assured no Pain shall be Spaired in Selling them for your most advantage. as yet there is only 4 of them sold. At 3 p 3 3/4 & 4 P. I am sorry to tell you they are not near of so fine a Quallity as formerly. the many factors that has ever had them knew I had the Honr of being Aployed by the Family would not this year take them unless I would let him pick Wch I refused which was luckey as they have since Advanced and are now from 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 p. you have Inclosed Invoice of Goods to your Order wch hope will be delivered you Safe & to your Satisfaction as every thing is of the best and on the most reasonable terms. Your Bill In favour of Mr. Barthow Dandridge for two hundred Pounds has (illegible) & is to your Debt.

Capt Mulloy has Persuaded me not to send him till the Fall. therefore that I may not loose such of my Friends favours on York River that are inclineable to Ship have ordered Capt. Gaweth of my ship the Johnson to Waite on them. I hope by him to Receive a Share of your favours, which I shall greatly esteem. & am

Yr most Obliged Hum Sert
Jam Gildart

J Gildart

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James Gildart, "Letter, from James Gildart, February 21, 1759," in Martha Washington, Item #352, https://marthawashington.us/items/show/352 (accessed April 6, 2021).