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To George Washington from Ephraim Blaine, 14 July 1781

Philada 14 July 1781


Inclosed you have an Invoice of sundry Articles for the use of your Excellency’s Table loaded in five Waggons and put under the particular Care of the Waggon Conductor, All the Stores are of the best quality, the Wine is properly cased and, all the other Articles put up carefully—beg your Excellency to Order some person to examine and see that the Stores are properly deliver’d before the Waggon Master & his People are discharged—There is one Pipe of Wine and some other Articles which will be forwarded next Week—should have had the Table Linnen made up but not knowing the length of your Tables or Marquis thought it best to forward it and the Diaper for Toweling whole in Order that it may be made proper sizes.

I wish the Stores safe and have the Honor to be with all due Respect—Your Excellencies Most Obedt & most Humble Servant

Eph. Blaine C.G.P.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.


Philadelphia 14th July 1781

Invoice of Sundries sent to Head Quarters for the use of His Excellency General Washingtons Table.

6 Quarter Casks Madaira Wine   Containg   198 Gallons
1   Ditto   sweet  Ditto from Mr Morris
2 Tierces Jamaica Spirit 82 143 Gallons
2 Barrels Ditto Ditto 61
1 Ditto French Brandy 34 Do
1 Ditto Shrub 30 1/2 do
6 Barrels Hares Bottled Porter contg 24 Doz:
1 Hhd Morris’s   Do Beer 24 Do
1 Tierce Morris’s Bottled Beer 24 Do
2 Bbls Morris’s Bottled Beer 24 Do
2 Bbls Containing 350 lb. of (English) Cheese
1 Tierce containing 231 lb. 14 oz. Loaf Sugar, double refined
1 Box do 375 lb. best Spanish Sugar
1 Bbl do 187 lb. of Coffee
2 Casks Raisins
1 Small Box contg 10 lb. of Mustard
1 Box of China containg 2 Doz: Coffee Cups with saucers, two
Tea Potts—a Cream Jugg and Six Bowls
1 Barrel of Hams 170 lb. Nt
2 Box containing 12 Bottles Oyl 12 Bottles Olives &
4 Bottles of Kitchup
Note, these Articles together with the China are contd in a large Chest, also Mustard. 6 Kegs Sturgeon
2 do Kegs Pickled Oysters
6 Doz: Knives and Forks
1/2 lb. Nutmegs 1/2 lb. Cloves 1/4 lb. Cinnamon 1/4 lb. Mace
1 ps. Diaper 35 yards Cost 40/ per yd
16 Yards Do do 8/
1 Table Cloth
6 Yard’s Sheeting
2 Bottles of Kitchup

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