Monday, March 18, 2013

CJ (#17) His Business

William Fitzhugh continues his letters dated May 10th, 1684.  It reads:

"Mr. William Sherwood
      Sr. In Colld Jones his business, pleas to follow the order he has given me p his letter and secure his Tobo as near as may be according to his directions, first taking out what's your own due in my name p order of Colld Jones in what county you please, after that pay Mr. Secretary upon my account of the said Tobo 2000 lb in Westmoreland county, or where else he shall direct, or you can procure it, and get the remainder to make up 8000 lb Tobo to be paid to me in Stafford county if possible, or at least in Westmoreland county and contrive to get the Remainder to Colld Jones his best advantage, according to direction of his letter.  Please also to use your endeavors to procure his claims, expressed in his letter and I dare say he will not be ungrateful, but gentilely satsifie you."

This letter seems to deal with the tobacco paid Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) for his service to the Indian Wars of 1676 - 1682.  The counties of Stafford and Westmoreland were to give part of this amount.  William Fizhugh(FI-1) seems to be in charge of the trade and exchange, accounts, and settlement of this tobacco trade.  The complete account of the letters of William Fitzhugh (FI-1) can be found in the following:

This reference is located at Centre College Library, F229.F57.  It provides all the known letters written by William, and his world of 1676 - 1701.  It was published by The University of North Carolina Press, in 1963.

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