To Robert Jackson
[Fort Loudoun, 26 May 1757]
To Mr Robert Jackson Fredericksburgh.
The following is a list of necessaries wanted for the public works at this place. I must beg the favour of you to send them up by the first waggon, if they are not already sent by the direction of Capt. Mercer.
|2 Barrels of 4d. Nails||2 Bar. of Span. Brown|
|1 ditto Flooring Brads||2 do spanish whiting|
|1 do 4d. Brads||1 do white-Lead|
|60 pairs of small HL Hinges||6 lb. Lampblack|
|40 ditto large do for Doors||8 do verdigrease|
|20 Door-locks (spring)||10 do Red-lead|
|4 largest stock-locks for the Magazines||20 do Yellow Oaker|
|200 panes windowglass, 8 by 10|
|50 lbs. Glue—1 doz. glue-brushes||1 dozen white-wash-brushes.1|
|2 doz. painting-brushes from the largest to the smallest size|
I must also beg the favor of you to send me, on my own account, as much course Fustian or Jeans, as will make a boy, about the size of the Bearer, a coat, waistcoat & breeches, with proper Trimmings; Let the Jeans be of a darkish colour, and the buttons, course metal. I am Sir, Your most obedt Hble Servant
Robert Jackson (d. 1764), a friend of GW’s, was a Fredericksburg merchant.
1. Presumably the equipment and supplies that GW was ordering were needed in the building of Fort Loudoun at Winchester.