George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Didsbury, 10 August 1764

To John Didsbury

[Mount Vernon] 10th Augt 1764.


Please to forward the Shoes &ca as required below, and Robert Cary Esqr. & Co. will pay the costs which are to be placed in distinct Bills as there directed.1

4 pr bla: Callimanca pumps } for Mrs Washington
1 pr bla: & 1 pr white Satten Do
Note, those sent last year were too narrow over the Instep, & rather too short—a small size larger will do.
1 pr dble Campaigners2 } for G. Washington
1 pr dble Channel Pumps
1 pr Nett Shoe Boots pr Measure—with two pr boot straps & 2 pr Spur L[eathe]rs
Note the above Shoes &ca to be chargd to G. W——n.
For Master Custis—11 Years old & to be chargd to him
4 pr Pumps & his foot at present is 8 Inchs long.
4 pr Shoes
2 pr of Shoes for his Servt 16 Yrs old & large.
For Miss Custis—9 years old
8 pair black Callimanca pumps
her foot at present is 7½ Inchs long.
For Mrs Dandridge
4 pr bla: Callimanca Pumps pr measure inclosed.

The Shoes which you sent for my own wear last that were of a very good size & needs no alteration in yr respt. I am Sir Yr Very Hble Servt

Go: Washington


1The shoes were listed in Robert Cary & Co.’s invoice of 13 Feb. 1765.

2Campaigners were military boots.

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