George Washington Papers

Enclosure: Invoice to Robert Cary & Company, 12 June 1759


Invoice to Robert Cary & Company

Virginia 12th June 1759

Invoice of Sundrie Goods to be Shipd by Robt Cary Esqr. and Company—for the use of George Washington.

200 lbs. Red Le[a]d ground up in Oyl 100 lbs. White Ditto ground in Ditto 15 lb. Putty 150 Squares Window Glass— 9 by 11 Inches 1 dozn Common locks—for Inside Doors 6 dozn Smiths Files of different Sorts 1 Steel hand Mill for grinding Wheat into Flour 10 lb. Emery 10 lb. Rotton Stone1 25 lb. Whiting2 2 large hair Mattrasses 6 dozn large and best hard mettle Plates with my Crest engravd—which you will know by the Inclosd 2 dozn dishes of the same properly sorted, & sizd.

Go: Washington

LB, in GW’s hand, DLC:GW.

These goods were listed in Robert Cary & Co.’s invoice dated 6 Aug. 1759, and GW received them on 25 November.

1“Rotton” (rotten) stone was used to polish metal. Possibly this was instead rollon stone, used for crushing or flattening a substance.

2Whiting is powdered chalk often used as a cleanser or for whitewashing.

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