Martha Dandridge Custis to John Hanbury & Company, London [retained draft]
June 1, 1758
Call number: Mss1 C9698a 173
Virginia June 1st. 1758
I wrote to you the 30th of April last by the Anna Capt. James Eastern to which I refer, by him I sent you 17 Hhds
[hogsheads] of Tob[acc]o. which I hope will prove very fine, and as Tobo. is now very scarce & it is certain very little
will be made the ensuing Crop, I hope I shall get an uncommon Price for this Tobacco. inclosed is a Bill of Lading for it.
I wrote to you for Insurance which I dont doubt but you have made.
Besides the Bill of Exchange mentioned in my Letter by Eastern drawn on you vizt. 4 Sets for £250._._ each pay able to
Colo. Bernard Moore, dated April 18th. 2 Sets pay able to Mr. Philip Whitehead Claiborne, for £100._._ each dated the
same Day, & One Set for £200._._ & two Sets for £250._._ each pay able to Mr. William Dandridge dated the 29th
of April, I have since drawn 1 Set of Bills for £250 and dated May 16th. payable to Col. Thomas Moore, One Set for
£500._._ payable to Mr. John Mercer dated May 12th. 8 and two sets for £100.._._ each payable to Mr.
Bartholomew Dandridge, redated May 20th. & the other, May 18th., being obliged to make use of all the [funds?]
due to Mr. Custis's Estate. I hope these Bills will all meet with due Honor, & am
Your mo[st] h[um]ble Serv[an]t
Messrs. John Hanbury
& Company Merch[an]ts in
[Endorsement, verso:] Letter to Hanbury & Co.
June 1. 1758