George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Didsbury, 20 July 1767

To John Didsbury

[Mount Vernon] Virginia July 20th 1767.


Please to send the following Shoes &ca and apply to Messrs Cary & Co. for the amount.1

For Geo. Washington &ca For Mastr Custis & to him chargd
1 pr dble Campaign Boots pr Mea[sur]e 6 pr strong Shoes } For a boy 14 yrs old—the last were too smal
2 pr Neat Pumps
1 pr Do Do Shoes
1 pr Strg Calfskin Slippers
6 pr Womans bla: Callimanca pr Mea[sur]e to be broader in the Soles & not so strait over the Toes as they were last year For Miss Custis & to her chargd
3 pr bla. Callem[anc]a Pumps pr Meas[ur]e
3 pr leathr Ditto   flat Heels

Messrs Cary & Company will pay the Accts respectively and I am Sir Yr Very Hble Servt

Go: Washington


1Robert Cary & Co. included these shoes in its invoice of 29 Oct. 1767.

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