George Washington Papers

Invoice from Robert Cary & Company, 2 April 1764

Invoice from Robert Cary & Company

[London] Apl 2d 1764.

Invoice of Costs & Charges of Goods Shipd by Robt Cary & Co. on board the Charming Polly Robt Watson Master upon the acct & Risk of George Washington & to him Consignd1

Saml Ballamy Nails
In a Cask 3/ 12½ M 20d. flat pts 7/ [£] 4.10.6
In a Cask 3/ 12½ M 20d. Do Do 7/ 4.10.6
In a Cask 3/ 26 M 10d. Do Do 5/ 6.13. 
In a Cask 3/ 25 M 10d. Do Do 5/ 5. 7.22
 21. 1.2
Entry out Searchers Fees & Shipg Chars. .10.6
Freight primage & Bills of Loadg .15.6
Commissions 2½ prCt .11.2
E. E. Robt Cary & Co.


1There is no record of the Charming Polly entering the South Potomac before 10 Aug. when GW acknowledged receipt of the nails. The Charming Molly, however, with Robert Watson master entered the Rappahannock River on 6 July from London, which she had left on 6 April. GW seems to have mistaken the name.

2These must be the nails ordered from Cary by GW in his letter of 22 January. If so, Cary made an error and sent 51 M 10d. nails rather than the 25 M 10d. and 25 M 8d. nails ordered by GW.

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