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Invoice from Robert Cary & Company, 15 March 1760

Invoice from Robert Cary & Company

London 15th March 1760.

Invoice of Goods Shipd by Robt Cary Esqr. & Compa. on Board the Charming Polly Captn [Thomas] Woodford a Virginia on the proper account and risque of Colo. George Washington and to him Consignd

Crowley & Compa.1
4 M 4d. Nails @ 1/11 ½ 7/10  17 M 8d. Ditto @ 4/1 69/5 3.17. 3
17 M 8d. ditto @ 4/1 69/5  10 M 10d. ditto @ 5/ 50/ 5.19. 5
10 M 10d. ditto @ 5/ 50/  13 M 20d. ditto @ 7/6 97/6 7. 7. 6
13 M 20d. ditto @ 7/6 97/6  6 Casks 9/4 5. 6.10
4 Broad Axes 3/6 14/ 2 ditto 4/ 8/ 1. 2.  
½ dozn Carprs Adzes 24/ 12/  1 Coopers do & Howel 3/9 .15. 9
1 dozn Augers sortd 20/ ½ dozn Carprs Steel Comps. 1/9 1. 1. 9
2 dozn Box han[dle]d Gimbts2 10d. 1/8 6 Whites Steel H. Saws 42/ 2. 3. 8
6 Wimble Bitts sortd 2 Wheelrights Center Bitts 1 Wheel Rights Burr3 2 ditto Gouges 1 Cowpers Vice 1 ditto Croe with two Irons 1 do Rd Shave .16. 5
1 pair Cowpers Steel Compasses with a Sweep . 4.  
1 Cowpers Jointer with 2 Irons . 9. 6
 
1 dozn Padlocks 12/ 2 pr extra: HL Hinges wt. smooth Joints 5/4 .17. 4
1 dozn Sickles 7/6 1 dozn ditto 9/ .16. 6
Cask . 4.  
2 Bundles German Steel 2 C. 0 Q. 21 lb. @ 56/ 6. 2. 6
6 Steel Spades @ 3/6 21/ Canvas & Cord 1/6 1. 2. 6
[£ 38. 6.11]
Edwd Hippisley4
4 pieces Brown Rolls qt[y] 268 a 191 Ells 5½ 3.  .   1/2
5 ditto Oznabrigs qt. 451 Ells 7½ 14. 1.10 1/2
11 piece Dowlas T. 22/ 1. 2.  
1 piece Irish Linnen qt. 25 Yds 14½d. 1.10. 2 1/2
1 piece Ditto ditto 14 qt. 25 yds 4/2 5. 4. 2
1 piece Bag Holland qt. 29¾ Ells 5/9 8.11.   3/4
1 dozn Cambrick Handkerchiefs 46/ 2. 6.  
½ ps. Crocus ⟨Wr⟩5 8/ . 4.  
N.B. No Nankeens to be had at prest
   35.19. 4
R: Lomax Clay6
A Case of Pickles viz.
1 Girkens 5/ 1 Walnuts 4/
2 Capers 8/ 2 Anchovies 16/
1 French Olives 5/ 1 Spanish ditto 4/
2 best Oyl 10/ 1 India Mangoes 5/
1 Lucca Olives 4/ 12 pottle7 Sqr. Case & Lock 16/
. 9.  
1. 4.  
. 9.  
.15.  
1.  .  
Crown Soap half a firken8 .13. 6
4.10. 6
Jno. Moseley9
18 pr thrd Hose @ 21/ 1.11. 6
4 pieces of best Str. Blanketting @ 5/5 21.  .  
4 Dozn Plaid Hose @ 10/9 43/ 4 dozn ditto @ 9/9 39/ 4. 2.  
 
4 dozn Mon: Caps @ 17d. 68/ Pack Cloth & Cord 8/ 3.16.  
N.B. Blanketting is much advancd
30. 9. 6
Leaver Legg
1 piece of best Superfine Deroy 24 Yds 1.16.  
4 yds best Superfine blew Drab @ 20/ 4.  .  
5 Yds Shalloon 2/ .10.  
2 pieces Fearnought (35 36) 71 Yds 1/10½ 6.13. 1
18 pieces very best Kendal Cotton 23/6 21. 3.  
1 piece broad Cloth 29 for 28 Yds 8/ 11. 4.  
6 Yards Scarlet Ditto 10/ 3.  .  
1 ps. Scarlet Shalloon 30 Yds 2.15.  
15 Yds thick Duffield 4/4 3. 5.  
Silk Twist & Thrd 22/ Canvas & Packg 12/ 1.14.  
1 piece Kendall Cotton for Wrapper .10. 6
56.10. 7
Francis Nalder10
1 Fine Cheshire Cheese 124 lb. @ 5½ 2.16.10
A Cask for Ditto . 2. 6
2.19. 4
Benja. Kenton11
1 Hogshead fine old Porter 2. 5.  
A Cask 11/ Shipg Exps. 2/ .13.  
2.18.  
John Scherzberg12
Making a Salmon col[ore]d Tabby Negligee & full Coat Trimd .18.  
Body & Sleeve Lining 1/9 Bindg Buttns & Loopg 1/6 . 3. 3
Making the Stomacher 1/6 28½ yds Shanaell13 for Trimg 57/ 2.18. 6
15 Yards of Ditto 1/ .15.  
4.14. 9
Hesketh & Hawkes14
21½ yds Sammon Colourd flowerd Tabby 11/ 11.16. 6
 
Jane Backhouse
10 yds Brussels Lace @ 22/£11 dressg a fly Cap15 & Wyer 1/9 11. 1. 9
A pair of Lappets16 6/6 a purple & yellow Egret 2/3 . 8. 9
1¼ yd of Cypress17 2/9 3/5½ Makg a pr dble Ruffles 2/ . 5. 5½
3½ yds of Puffg for Handf 2/6 Makg a trimd Handf & Tuckr 2/6 . 5.  
A Flowerd Swize Handf 5/ Scollopg & Starchg Do 5/ .10.  
2½ yds flowerd Swize @ 5/ 12/6 Makg an Apron Tape18 & Stg 2/6 .15.  
A fine Workd Muslin Apron 38/ 4½ Yds Millinet19 @ 2/2 9/2½ 2. 7. 2½
Making a Lacd Apron, Tape and Starching . 3. 6
⅞ yd of fine Swise @ 16/ 14/ 2 yds Millinett @ 2/6 5/ .19.  
Starching and making a dble Handkerchief . 1. 9
A Sattin Hatt Honey Combd & Ribbon . 9. 6
1 dozn Red Silk Laces @ 6d. 6/ A Black Velvet Mask 2/3 . 8. 3
1 ps. nar. pearld Sattn Ribbon 6/9 6¼ blue & whe Ribbn @ 8d. 4/2 .10.11
6 yds 3/8 red & white do 8d. 4/1½ 6¼ yds purple & Gn Ribn 7d. 3/7¾ . 7. 9½
6¼ Green Sattin 8d. 4/2 Ribn & Makg 2 Stomachrs 1/6 . 5. 8
A Sheverdefrees20 Stomacher, Sleeve Knots, Knot & Necklace String .10. 6
A purple & yellow Honey Comb’d Stomacher Knot & Necklace String .10. 6
A Hat Box . 1. 6
20. 2.  
Richards & Yerbury21
6 Mens Castor Hatts @ 5/ 1.10.  
2 fine Hatts @ 20/ 40 A Hat Box 10d. 2.  .10
1 pr Womans fine white Silk Hose .10.  
 
6 pr 3 thd Superfine India Cotton Hose 6/ 1.16.  
4 pr 4 thd fine thrd Hose 4/6 .18.  
6.14.10
Lardner & Baratty22
15 lb. Shoe thrd @ 15d. 18/9 21 lb. fine bro: Do 21d. 36/9 2.15. 6
1 lb. Belladine23 Col[ore]d ditto 3/ 1 lb. blue markg Ditto 1/4 . 4. 4
1 lb. Superfine ditto 3/6 4 ps. broad white Tape 13d. 4/4 . 7.10
1 ps. rich black double Ribbon Sattin .15.  
1 lb. Belladine Silk Sorted Colours 1. 6.  
6 M Miniken Pins 8d. 4/ 6 M best Corkg ditto 13d. 6/6 .10. 6
1 packt blk hair pins sortd 5/6 500 Crooks Do 12 5/ .10. 6
6. 9. 8
Edward Loxham24
A Buff. Belt without Buckles or Locks . 7.  
Richard Weall25
2 Buffaloe26 2 Bladd Knives @ 1/ 2/ 2 pr Londn made horse Scisrs 4/ . 6.  
2 pr Womans ditto 18/ 3/ 1 dozn Setts mettal Buckles 10/ .13.  
20 dozn Silvd Coat Buttns 6/ 10/ 12 dozn breast Do 3/ 3/ .13.  
1.12.  
Mount & Page27
half a Rheam writing Paper Cutt . 5.  
½ Rheam 4to Post 4/6 2 dozn Harry Cards28 unst 12/ .16. 6
1. 1. 6
A: Gresham29
Two pr Sattin Shoes 22/ 4 pr Callaa ditto 24/ 2. 6.  
Charles Smith
6 pr Wo[man]s best wte kid Gloves @ 20d. 10/ 6 pr do do Mitts @ 20d. 10/ 1.  .  
 
Rebecca Wintle30
6 lb. perfumd Powder 6/ 3 lb. Violet Strasburg Snuff 15/ 1. 1.  
8 lb. best Starch 4/ 4 lb. powder Blue 4/ . 8.  
1. 9.  
William Hill31
3 Bottles best Scotch Snuff @ 2/6 . 7. 6
Cartony & Son32
4 lb. fine Green Tea @ 16/ 3. 4.  
1 Cannister and Box . 2. 6
3. 6. 6
Charles Browne33
10 Groce of Velvet Corks34 @ 2/ 1.  .  
Bag .  . 6
1. 0. 6
Davidson & Dennis35
1 dozn hempen Halters with flat heads @ 10/ .10.  
3 Snaffle Bridles @ 24/ 6/ 3 best dble lind Girths @ 20/ 5/ .11.  
2 Postilion Caps with Capes @ 20/ . 3. 4
1. 4. 4
James Laman36
12 lb. best Mustard Seed @ 10d. 10/ 1 Box 6d. .10. 6
Thomas Johnson37
9 large paintg Brushes 4/6 3 Small ditto 9d. . 5. 3
John Drinkwater38
2 Lanthorns . 4.  
Willm James39
2 pieces of Fustians 24 yds each 22/ pr ps. 2. 4.  
John Didsbury
2 pr wd. Hl Shoes 16/ 2 pr Strong Shoes 16/ 1.12.  
1 pr dble Chanl Pumps 10/6 1 pr wd. hl Pumps 8/ .18. 6
2.10. 6
Charles Lawrence
Making your Deroy Suit and Breeches 1. 1.  
11 Yds white Alopeen40 2/ 22/ Sowg Silk Twist & Buckm 9 1.11.  
 
Fine ⟨Pottow⟩41 fustian to two pair of Breeches . 9.  
Hair Cloths Covering and Wadding to Coat & WtCoat . 6.  
4 dozn Coat Buttons 18d. 6/ 4½ dozn of Breast 9d. 3/4½ . 9. 4½
fine fustn to the Waistcoat 4/6 Glaze Linn[e]n to Sleeves &ca 3/ . 7. 6
White Silk Serge to line the Cuffs & Slevehands & 2 pr Pufs . 8. 6
2 pr Silk Garters 4 . 4.  
Making yr blew New Market Coat42 with Straps before .11.  
3 dozn 8 Coat Buttons 1/6 . 5. 6
Glaze Linnen to the Sleeves: Pockets and a Silk hood . 2. 9
A large Velvet half Cape 7/6 Silk Twist & Buckram 5/43 .12. 6
6. 8. 1½
Joseph Etherington44
6 botts. Turlingn Balsom 10/6 9 Oz. Spirits Lavender 3/ .13. 6
½ lb. Ipecacuane Powdd 6/ ½ lb. Jallop Powderd 4/4 .10. 4
12 Oz. Venice treacle 3/9 4 Oz. best Rhubarb 12/ .15. 9
12 oz. Diascordium 2/3 4 lb. Pearle Barley 1/8 . 3.11
4 lb. Sago 10/ 5 Oz. Balsam Capivi 1/3 .11. 3
5¾ Oz. Liquid Laudm 2/10½ 5½ Oz. Spt Sal Ammoniac 1/10 . 4. 8½
5 Oz. Hartshorn 1/8 4 Oz. Spanish Flies 2/ . 3. 8
3 lb. Bird Lyme 4/6 6 lb. Oyl Turpentine 5/ . 9. 6
2½ lb. Spts Ditto 2/6 1 lb. Barley Suger 2/ . 4. 6
2¾ lb. Linseed Oyl cold drawn 3/8 4 lb. Allum 1/ . 4. 8
1 lb. Spirma Citie 2/8 5 Oz. Tincture Myrrh 1/3 . 3.11
5½ Oz. Balsam Sulphr wt. Annisds 5/6 4 Oz. Pulvus Basilicus 8/ .13. 6
 
2 Oz. Mercurius Dulcis 2/ 4½ Oz. Salvolatile 1/6 . 3. 6
10 lb. Hartshorn Shavgs 15/ .15.  
2 Qts Strong Cinna[mo]n Water 6/ 2 qts 2 oz. Small Do 5/2 .11. 2
4 lb. Flower Brimstone 2/ 4 lb. Anniseeds 3/4 . 5. 4
4 lb. Carthamus 6/8 5 lb. 12 oz. Syrup Colts foot 9/7 .16. 3
2 lb. Diapente 2/ 5 lb. Black Soap 3/9 . 5. 9
4 lb. Cummin Seeds 4/ 4 lb. Fanugreek 2/ . 6.  
2 lb. Juice Liquorice 3/ 4 lb. long Pepper 8/ .11.  
Bottles, Potts, Chests, Box &ca 1.12.11
10. 6. 1 1/2
William Cheere45
A Groupe of Æneas carrying his Father out of Troy with 4 Statues viz.—his Father Anchises, his wife Creusa, himself and his Son Ascanius, neatly finisht and bronzd with Copper 3. 3.  
Two Groupes, with two Statues each of Bacchus & Flora, finisht Neat, & bronzd wt. Copper £2.2. each 4. 4.  
Two Ornamented Vases with Faces & Festoons of Grapes & Vine Leaves &ca finishd Neat & bronzd w. Coppr 2. 2.  
The above for the Chimney Piece
Two Lyons after the Antique Lyon’s in Italy finisht Neat & bronzd with Copper £1.5. each 2.10.  
To 56 feet in two Cases at 2.2 pr foot .11. 8
Tow to Pack all the things .  . 8
12.11. 4
These is the best Ornaments I coud possibly make for the Chimney Piece—And of all the wild Beasts as coud be made there is none thought better than the Lyons—The manner of placing them on the Chimney piece shd be thus A Groupe of Flora—Vase—Æneas—Vase—Groupe of Bacchus
 
There is no Busts of Alexander the Great (none at all of Charles 12th of Sweeden) Julius Cæsar, King of Prussia, Prince Eugene nor Duke of Marlborough of the Size desird; and to make Models woud be very Expensive—at least 4 Guineas each. but I can make Busts exactly to the Size wrote for (15 inches) and very good ones at the rate of 16/ Each of—Homer, Virgil, Horace, Cicero, Plato, Aristotle, Seneca, Galens, Vestall Virgin[,] Faustina[,] Chaucer, Spencer, Johnson, Shakespear, Beaumont[,] Fletcher, Milton, Prior, Pope, Congreve, Swift, Addison, Dryden, Locke, Newton46
Philip Bell
A Neat Mahagony dressing Chest, wt. a Close stool 2.12.16
A Pewter Pan 5/ A Mat to Pack Ditto 1/6 . 6. 6
To 8 Yds of Chintz blue plate Cotton 3/3 1. 6.  
5¼ yards of Scotch Linnen 1/1 . 5. 8
To a Neat Window Cornish . 9.  
To making one Festoon Window Curtain and Covering the Cornish with the above Cotton . 6.  
To Eighteen yards of Lace, Leads, Owes, fourteen Yards of worsted and thread Line, one Tossell and two brass Cloke pins . 9.  
To a strong Case . 3. 6
5.18. 2
5¾ usd for the Curtain
packd up for Chair Bottoms
8  Yards as above
Samuel Steemson47 for Carpenter Tools
To a Packg Chest &ca 10/6 .10. 6
To 1 Joynter & 2 Jack Plains, and two Smoothing Planes .14.  
To 6 Ogees & 10 pair Hollows and Rounds 2. 4.  
To 4 Astragills & 1 Snipes Bill . 9.  
 
To 3 pair Groving Plains, 6 Ovalos, & 1 Plough 1.10.  
1 Moving Philester & 2 Rabbet Planes . 6.10
3 Raising Planes . 9. 8
1 Spring pad & 12 Bitts, 4 quartr Rounds 4 Sash Planes and 3 Bead Planes 1.18.  
3 dozn Plane Irons, & 21 Small Chizzels & Gouges 1. 0. 3
1 Inch & Quartr Firmer 1 ditto 1¾ I[nch] & 1 ditto 2 Inch Wide . 1. 8
6 large Mortiss Chissels, 1 Adze & 1 Hatchet .10. 2
2 dozn handsaw Files 2 dozn Tennt ditto & 6 Rasps .10. 9
2 pr Compasses, 2 Saw setts 2 punches & 2 Chalk Lines . 2. 8
2 dozn Box Gimblets 1 Turkey Oyl Stone . 9. 4
1 drawing and two Box Rules . 3.10
1 Handsaw, 1 pannell Saw, 1 Tennt do 1 Compass do & 1 Sash do 1.15. 6
12.16. 2
Alexdr & Shrimpton48
1 Neat good Steel Grate with Tender to suit ditto & Set Shovels & Tongs 7.  .  
Case and Board . 4. 6 
7. 4. 6
Newnham &ca49
4 lb. Ivory Black @ 9d. 3/ Jarr Raisons 26 lb. 6d. 13/ .16.  
3 Peck Almds in the Shell 6/ 18/ .18.  
10 Loaves dble Refind Sugar 0. 3Q. 4lb. @ 13d. 4.15. 4
10 Ditto Single Do Do 0. 3. 11. 84/ 3.11. 3
5 lb. White Candy 20d. . 8. 4
10 lb. brown Do 10d. . 8. 4
1 Jarr, 1 Box, 1 Tierce & Carting . 7. 4
11. 4. 7
 
Edward Box50
Bushels of Oats @ .16.  
Cask . 3. 6
.19. 6
Jno. & Anth: Fonblanque51
For 3 Gallons of Rhenish Wine put into two Dozen of pint Bottles, & packd in a Cask @ 20/ pr Galln is 3. 0. 0
Bottles . 4. 4
Cask . 2.  
3. 6. 4
Richd Farrar & Compa.
6 Mellon glasses @ 2/ @ 12/ A Basket 1/ .13.  
6 Ditto ditto @ do 12/ A Basket 1/ .13.  
6 Ditto ditto @ do 12/ A Basket 1/ .13.  
1.19.  
John Box52
1 Bushel of Tares 3/6 A Box 1/ . 4. 6
William Bennett53
1 C Weight white Bisquet 22/ 1 Barrl & Waterage 4/6 1. 6. 6
1 large Trunk .19.
Box Cord and Cording .3.6 1. 2. 6
£316. 7. 6
Entry out Searchers Fees & Shipg Charges 3.13. 6
Freight Primage & Bills of Loading 9.15.  
13. 8. 6
Premia on £360 at 4 G[uinea]s pCt & Policy 15. 6.11
Commissions 2½ prCt 8.12. 7
353.15. 9
E. Excepted pr Robt Cary & Compa.

LB, in GW’s hand, DLC:GW.

GW ordered these goods on 20 Sept. 1759 and on 10 Aug. 1760 acknowledged receipt.

1Theodosia Crowley & Co. was an ironmongery on Thames Street.

2These were probably handles made of boxwood, which was much used in the eighteenth century.

3GW’s invoice to Robert Cary & Co. of 20 Sept. 1759 calls this “Wheel Rights Buz.”

4Edward Hippisley was a merchant on Lime Street.

5Crocus was a coarse cloth like gunny or burlap.

6Richard Lomax Clay was an oilman on Fishstreet Hill, London.

7A pottle is a liquid measure of four pints.

8A firken is a cask roughly one-quarter of a barrel.

9John Moseley was a slopseller on Lower Thames Street. Slops was cheap clothing.

10Francis Nalder was a cheesemonger at no. 4 Honey-Lane Market.

11Benjamin Kenton had his wine and beer business at no. 152 Minories, near Aldgate.

12In 1771 H. Freake succeeded the late Mr. Scherzberg at the Golden Lion in Tavistock Street, Covent Garden.

13“Shanaell” is chenille.

14Hesketh & Hawkes were mercers at the Wheatsheaf in Tavistock Street, Covent Garden.

15This was a kind of headdress with wires forming the outstretched wings of a large butterfly.

16Lappets were ribbon strips made to hang from a woman’s headdress.

17Cypress was a silk gauze dyed black.

18GW wrote “Take.”

19Millinet is a coarse, thin muslin.

20Chevaux de frise was a name for jagged edges of women’s dresses and caps.

21Rickards & Yerbury were hosiers and hatters on Fenchurch Street.

22Lardner & Baratty were haberdashers and tobacconists at no. 36 Borough, Southwark.

23Beledin may be either raw silk or cotton yarn.

24Edward Loxham was a hatter and sword cutler at the corner of Sweeting’s Alley, no. 88 Cornhill.

25Richard Weale was a cutler in Cannon Street.

26Pocket knives frequently were made with buffalo-horn handles.

27Mount & Page were stationers, Tower-hill.

28Harry playing cards are of better quality than Highlanders and of less quality than Moguls.

29A. Gresham, shoemaker, was at the Crown in Covent Garden.

30Rebecca Wintle has not been identified.

31William Hill was a merchant in Smithfield.

32Joseph Cartony & Sons, at Longacre, sold tea and china.

33Charles Brown was a cooper at no. 270 Old Fish Street.

34Velvet corks were corks of high quality.

35John Davidson & Dennis were saddlers in Chiswell Street.

36James Laman has not been identified.

37Thomas Johnson has not been identified.

38John Drinkwater has not been identified.

39William James, the mercer, was in Cheapside, opposite Gutter Lane.

40Alepine was a fabric made in eighteenth-century England, with silk warp and worsted filling.

41This may be pattern.

42This was a close-fitting coat for men, originally worn for riding.

43Buckram is a coarse fabric used as padding or a stiffener between the lining and the surface cloth of a garment.

44Joseph Etherington’s apothecary shop was at Gracechurch Street.

45Sir Henry Cheere had a “Statuary” at Old-Palace-Yard, Westminster, and John Cheere’s was at Hyde Park Corner.

46For GW’s description of the busts he wished to have, see Invoice to Robert Cary & Co., 20 Sept. 1759. A comma appears in the letter book after “Vestall.”

47Samuel Steemson has not been identified.

48Alexander & Shrimpton’s brass foundry was on Wood Street, Cheapside.

49Thomas Newnham & Co. were grocers in Watling Street, near St. Paul’s.

50Edward Box has not been identified.

51John & Anthony Fonblanque’s mercantile house was at no. 22 Water-Lane, Great Tower Street.

52John Box, the corn factor, was at Cattle-Baynard Wharf, Thames Street.

53William Bennett has not been identified.

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