George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Didsbury, 27 September 1763

To John Didsbury

Mount Vernon 27th Septembr 1763.


The last Cargoe of Shoes you sent me, fit very well, and I hope you will continue to preserve my Last1—You will please to send me (with the Goods Mr Cary will forward) the following Shoes and according to the Inclosed measures2—to wit—

For myself
2 pr Mens neatest Shoes
2 pr neatest stitched and bd Pumps
6 pr Servts Shoes on my Last
1 pr strong Shoe Boots
For Master Custis
4 pr Pumps } pr meas[ur]e
4 pr Shoes for himself
3 pr strg Shoes for Servt 16 yrs old
2 pr Womens course Do large 7s
For Mrs Washington
1 pr bla: Satten Pumps
1 pr white embroidered Do
3 pr bla: Callimanca Do
For Miss Custis
2 pr bla: Satten Pumps }
6 pr bla: Callimanca Ditto pr Meas[ur]e
3 pr Leather Ditto
For Mrs Dandridge 2 pr strg course Womens Shoes 6s
4 pr bla: Everlastg Shoes pr Measure

The above Shoes you will please to charge to the Persons for whom they are intended (except Mrs Washingtons which must be placed to my Bill) and the whole amount will be paid you by Mr Cary—they must also be put into different Packages, and Mr Cary will see that they are properly forwarded. I am Sir Yr Very Hble Servt

Go: Washington

ALB, DLC:GW. The letter to Didsbury was enclosed in GW’s letter to Robert Cary & Co. of this date.

1GW ordered the shoes in his invoice to Cary of 15 Nov. 1762, and they were shipped with the goods listed in the invoice from Cary of 23 April 1763.

2The shoes listed here were shipped with Cary’s invoice of 13 Feb. 1764. See GW to Didsbury, 24 Oct. 1763, revising his order.

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