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Virginia Williasburg 3d July 1765

To mr Edward Hunt & Son Merchants in London

Gentlemen:

At the time, of the John & Presly's
sailing fro this Country, I thought the risk,
so inconsiderable, as not to have wrote
for ensurance, till now, & by this dely, I pur
pose to be a gainer of that article, if Captain
William Thompson, should be arriv'd before
the receipt of this Letter : But if that should
not be the Case, nor any favourable report
made of him, be pleased then have my
Tobacco ensur'd : and as you know the
Prise's (in London) given for Tobacco
ensure mine accordingly.

I drew 2 Bills of Exchange on
Friday last & address'd them, to you amounting,
to £186.11.11 sterling: namely £149.1.11
made payable to Sr Marmaduke
Beckwith Baronet & £37.10. to Mr
Haldy Dixon, which Bills be pleas'd to
pay & charge the same to Account of Gentlemen
Yours &cc
Robert Carter

49 hogsheads of Tobacco