George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Cary & Company, 26 July 1773

To Robert Cary & Company

Mount Vernon July 26th 1773


Since writing my Invoice of the 10th Instt my Gardiner has furnish’d me with a compleat list of such Seeds as he will want, which please to send instead of the few then wrote for. I have also recollected some other Articles as underneath which I should be glad to have added to my Invoice & forwarded along with the other Goods,1 which will much oblige Your Most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington


1There is no invoice from Cary showing these items were shipped, but see the enclosure in GW to Cary, 10 July, source note. GW ordered the following items: “A Genteel Mourng Sword—with Belt Swivels &ca Garden Seeds—pr List Inclosd If the Duty is withdrawn—6 lbs. of best Green Tea, 6 lbs. best Hyson Do  100 Lights of best Crown glass—8 by 10  2 Bricklayers Trowels  2 Plaisterers Ditto  6 Ditto white washing Brushes  1 Joiners long Plain  2 Do Jointers  2 Do Fore Plains  4 Do Jack Do  2 Do Smoothing Do  2 Rabbit Plains difft sizes  2 Plow Do Ditto & Grooves Sash Plains Compleat  2 Rabbit Do  3 Raising Do  4 Ogees—4 Hollows & Rounds  4 Ashticles—4 Quarter Rounds  3 Bead Plains—spare Iron’s to all  1 Snipes Bill  1 Moving Philester  4 Ovalos  1 Spring Pad & 12 Bitts  1 Sash Saw—1 Pannel Do  1 Compass Do & Files proper for them  1 Joiners Hatchet  2 Saw setts  6 two Inch pairing Chissels  6 Small Morticing Chissels—6 Rasps—sorted  1 drawing Rule—2 pr Compasses  2 Joiners Prickers & 2 punches  2 Chalk Lines—1 Turkey Oil Stone.”

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