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June 3d
Year 1769

Dear Sir,

In a former Letter to you I say that your
Father's Executors here had consented that
his Excellency Lor Botetourt should have
4 pipes of Madeira Wine since which writing
I imparted to his Lordship the Information
contained in your Favor to me dated the 15th
Day of last February touching the Madiera Wine
And his Idea is to use two Pipes of it only,
& to return the Remainder His Lordship
payins as Mr Fauquier had engaged all
of Madeira to his Friends in Britain before
his application had reached him,
except two pipes, that he did not wish
to disappoint them, but on the contrary
was very desirous to gratify those Persons
and at the same time rejoiced to part
with the Thing which enabled you to comply
with your Engagements punctually.
We hope to send 8 pipes of Madeira Wine by
the Randolph Captain Walker, which
are all that remain at the Palace to be

I wrote to Captain James Esten (before I
knew the Governors Resolution concerning
the Wine we sold to him) immediately
your Letter to me which you mentioned above
was put into my Hands pressing him to Wine to Hanbury

I might have saved myself the trouble
for she was loaded before said Letter was
written. I am &cc
Robert Carter

To Francis Fauquier Esquire
in Hollis Street
Cavendish Square
in London

P,S, The inclosed Account
was upon my Table
(& was fogotten) when I
sealed my Letter to you,
which was forwarded by the Magdalen Captain Calder
therefor do now inclose it Robert Carter