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Invoice from Robert Cary & Company, 13 April 1763

Invoice from Robert Cary & Company

London 13th April 1763.

Invoice of Goods Shippd on board the Nelly John Johnstoun on the proper acct and risque of George Washington and go to him consigned.1

Edwd Hippisley Linnen
5 ps. Oznabrig qty 549 Ells @9¼ £ 21. 3. 2
½ ps. Hessen pr Wr 18/ ps.2 . 9.  
2 ps. Irish 3 qt. 50 yards 13d. 2.14. 2
2 ps. Ditto 133 qt. 46 yards 18d. 3. 9.  
1 ps. long Lawn 150/ 7.10.  
1 ps. corded Dimothy 65/ 3. 5.  
1 dozn red and white Handfs 36/ 1.16.  
1 ps. Chintz yd wide qty 14 yds 84/ 4. 4.  
1 ps. Chintz 6/4 wide qty 12 yds 80/ 4.     
1 ps. Cambrick 163 80/ 4.     
1 ps. Ditto 174 100/ 5.     
Trunk and wrapper . 8.  
 
Mauduit & Co. Woolen
2 ps. Wr welch Cotton (94 94) 188 yds @16¼ 12.14. 7
50 yds light coloured plush 3/4 8. 6. 8
1 ps. Scarlet Shalloon 37/6 1.17. 6
Trimmings .14. 6
1 ps. Wr Kendal Cotton for Wrapper . 9.  
Canvas &ca for one Bale . 3. 6
Jas Shipley Grocery3
12 dble Loaves [sugar] 2.26 @12d. 4. 2.  
Raisolins 1 Jarr 1.15 Nt 26 56/ .13.  
Currants a Jarr 26 lb. 56/ .13.  
Petre a Box 25 [lb.] 12d. 1. 5.  
Almonds in Shell 1 Bushl 21/ 1. 1.  
White Ginger 6 [lb.] 1/ . 6.  
Pearle Barley 6 [lb.] 6d. . 3.  
Sago 6 [lb.] 3/6 1. 1.  
Mace 1 [lb.] 18/ .18.  
1 Barrel, 1 Box, 1 Jarr & 1 Bag & Cartg. . 8. 2
Jno. Spicer Shott
20 lb. of small goose Shott @2½ . 4. 2
0.2.0 large Bristol Shott @18/ . 9.  
2.0.0 Shott No. 3 & No. 4 17/ 1.14.  
11 Bags @2d. is 1/10 a Cask 1/6 . 3. 4
Carriage on board . 1.  
Edwd Manby Pipes4
20 groce Hunters 14d.5 1. 9. 2
1 Groce long . 4.  
To 1 Cask and 1 Box . 3. 6
Richd Clay Pickles
A Case of Pickles [ ]
2 Pottles of Walnuts . 6.  
3 ditto India Mangoes .18.  
6 ditto french Olives 1.10.  
2 ditto Anchovies .15.  
2 ditto fine Capers . 8.  
15 pottle Bottles Case & lock 1. 0. 0
Cake Sope 56 lb. @6d. 1. 8.  
Box . 1.  
Philip Bell Joynery
2 Mahagony Salvers 12 Inchs 2 Ditto Ditto 9 Do 2 Ditto Ditto 6 Do . 6.  
2 Neat Mahay Cases for 1 dozn large knives & forks & 1 dozn Desart Do to each case 3. 3.  
 
2 Neat Mahay Cases for 1 dozn Table Spoons & 1 dozn Desart Do to each case 3.     
a strong case . 4.  
Jno. Shakespear Cordage6
100 Fathom of leading line @5d. pr lb. 1. 2. 6
200 fathom of large line No. 6 .12.  
1 dozn large Chalk lines @4/ . 4.  
Matt & Shipping . 1. 6
Benja. Kenton Porter
12 dozn fine old Porter—bottled & packed—and wier’d—@6/6 pr Dozn 3.18.  
Cask . 5. 6
Cartage . 1. 6
Willm Maile Whe Lead
1 Keg white Lead grd o C. 2 Q. 3 lb. Nt @34/ .17.11
1 Keg . 1.  
10 Barls of bream black7 @4d. . 3. 4
Hamper . 1. 3
Jos. Etherington Apothey
1 pt Spirits Hartshorne . 4.  
5 Oz. Ipecacuana powder . 7. 6
1 lb. 8 oz. Venice Treacle . 7. 6
2. 12 Oz. Diascordium .11.  
1. 4 Oz. Ointment Marshmallows . 2. 1
9 Oz. powder of Jallop . 6.  
½ lb. best Rhubarb .16.  
4. 8 oz. Bird Lyme . 6. 9
2 lb. Blistering Plaster . 9.  
2 lb. Mellilot 1/8 1 lb. Sperma Citi 3/6 . 5. 2
1. 6 oz. Manna .10. 3 3/4
4. 10 oz. strong cinnamon Water . 8. 3 3/4
1. 2 oz. Salts of Hartshorne . 9.  
4. 6 Oz. Spirits Turpentine . 3. 7 3/4
2 lb. Allum 10d. 6 Oz. Spirits Nitre dulcis 2/ . 2.10
6 Oz. Conserve Roses . 1.  
8 Oz. Tincture of Castor . 5. 4
8 Ethiops Mineral . 2. 8
1 lb. Cream of Tarter powdered . 1.  
1 Groce Phial Corks . 6  
1 lb. Camomile Flowers . 1. 8
1. 6 oz. Aq: Mirabilis .   2 3/4
Bottles, Potts & Box . 6. 8
 
Saml Steemson Tools
To 1 pr 3½ Inch Cornish plains and 1 Plow and Iron 1. 0. 0
To 1 Jack raising Plain & 3 Ogees & 2 Rabbit plains 14/ .14.  
To 2 moving Philisters & beed plains boxed and 2 dozn
plain Irons
1. 1. 6
To 1 Tenant Saw with brass Screws, and 1 Compass Ditto with Iron Screws and 2 dozn files .15. 4
To 6 firmers, and Six Gouges, & Six bright Mortice Chissels .10.  
To a packing case to Ditto . 6. 6
Chas Brown Corks
20 Groce Corks £2 A Bag 1/ 2. 1.  
A Chest, Cord, & Cording .17. 6
Moseley & Co. Pladhose
3 dozn plaid hose No. 3 @10/6 1.11. 6
3 dozn Ditto 2 @9/6 1. 8. 6
1 fine lea: Cap . 2.  
Stephn Heath Hab[erdasher]y
6 lb. Shoe thrd @1/3 . 7. 6
20 lb. Ditto @1/6 1.10.  
3 lb. Superfine Baladine Do @3/ . 9.  
4 Oz. Fine Scotch Do @1/ . 4.  
4 Oz. Ditto Do 1/6 . 6.  
2 Oz. Ditto Do 2/ . 4.  
4 Oz. Superfine Do 2/6 .10.  
2 Oz. Ditto Do 3/ . 6.  
2 Oz. Ditto Do 4/6 . 9.  
3 ps. fine Diaper Tape 11d. . 2. 9
4 ps. fine Diapr Tilletting 2/38 . 9.  
1 dozn ribd waved stock tape .14.  
1 dozn superfine Scarlet Gartg . 1.10
1 ps. London quality . 2.  
1 ps. silk binding . 6. 6
1 ps. rich sattin Ribbon .11. 6
2 ps. broad 26/ 2.12.  
3 dozn brod new figures 7/ 1. 1.  
18 pr Womens Kid Gloves & Mitts 2/ 1.16.  
3 pr Sattin Ditto 16d. . 4.  
3 pr best buck stichd Tops 4/9 .14. 3
3 pr best Do Tand ditto 2/3 . 6. 9
1 Groce best Baladine whip lashes 1. 4.  
A Box . 9  
 
Richard Weale Cut[ler]y
2 dozn pr of neat China handle knives & forks with strong Silver Ferrels 5.     
2 dozn pr Do Do Desart Do 4. 4.  
6 dozn box[wood handled] Butchers knives @2/ .12.  
1 pr Womans Scissars . 1.  
1 pr large Ditto . 1. 2
1 pr Curling Irons . 1.  
½ dozn Gunworms @16/ . 8.  
1 very neat Paper Snuff Box lined with Tortoize shell 1. 8.  
4 Enamelled bottle Tickets9 . 4.  
1 Groce Silver brest Buttons with Shanks . 3.  
3 dble grose Black horn buttons @3/ . 9.  
½ lb. brass Pins . 2.  
500 very best Kirby hooks sorted from a perch to a
large Cod
1.10.  
1 fishing Reel compleat . 6.  
Mary Vaughton Sieves
4 Brass Wier Wheat Sieves @3/ .12.  
Josh Cartony Tea
6 lb. finest Hyson Tea @18/ 5. 8. 0
Canister & box . 3. 6
Willm Tidmarsh Woolcards10
6 pr Woolcards @20/ .10.  
Thos Symes Seeds11
100 lb. best new cloverseed @7d. 2.18. 4
5 lb. best Turnipseed @1/ . 5.  
Bag . 1.  
Francs Nalder Cheese
1 Cheshire Cheese 42¼ @5d. .17. 7
A Box to ditto . 1. 6
Wm Maile Mustard
1 small box qty 12 bottles best Durham Md12 .12.  
Box .  . 6
Edd Goldney Statiy13
2 Rms best 4to D. Post 1. 4. 0
12 Papers best Ink powder . 6.  
1 la: Box Wafers . 4.  
Smallets History of England 11 Vols. in Calf 3. 3.  
Dodsleys Annl Register 4 Vols. in Calf 1. 4.  
1 M[emorandu]m for Gentn 1763 . 1. 8
1 Ditto for Lady Do . 1.  
 
Richd Wintle Hair Pr
6 lb. Hair powder . 3.  
10 lb. Starch @7d. . 5.10
Francis Montague Mill[iner]y
A fashe Knett Cap with pink Ribbn . 6.  
A Ditto wt. Blue 7/6 A knett handf &[c]a 12/ .19. 6
6 Skeleton wiers @2d. 1/ 3 Egrets 1/6 4/6 . 5. 6
A White Puckerd bonnet @[ ] .12.  
24 yds Ribbn made into Brest knots &ca @8d. .16.  
1¾ fine Book Muslin @18/ 1.11. 6
2½ yds ell wide Do for Ruffles @16 2.     
2 yds yd wide do @13/ 26/ Starchg the Musln 5/ 1.11.  
Makg the 2 Suits 16/6 2 white Egrets 2/6 .19.  
Geo. Maynard Hose
12 pr Mens grey worstd Hose @3/ No. 1 1.16.  
12 pr ditto 4 Town W. Thread @3/3 2 1.19.  
12 pr ditto fine 4 White @6/ 3 3.12.  
6 pr ditto superfine bron 4 @6/ 4 1.16.  
3 pr ditto superfine 4 Inda Cottn 7/6 4 1. 2.  
3 pr ditto Town white Silk 16/ 4 2. 8.  
Willm Hallier Tin14
a long Tin Cannister . 1. 4
a Block Tin Coffee Pot . 1. 3
a long Tin Sugar Box . 2.  
3 funnels differt Sizes . 1. 4
½ dozn large Milk Pans ⅓ . 7. 6
½ dozn Smaller Do 1/ . 6.  
Jno. Payne Plate
24 Polld Desart Spoons15 24 oz. 7½ dwt @5/8 fashe 48/ 9. 6. 1
14 Polld Table Spoons 33 oz. 13 dwt @5/8 fash. 35/ 11. 5. 8
Engraving 38 Crests .19.  
4 pr Silver Earings with Bobs .10.  
Masters & Co. Iron16
1 dozn best Padlocks 1. 3.  
½ dozn best Meadow Scythes .13.  
1 Hay knife 2/6 6 dozn Scythe Stones @2/ 12/ .14. 6
½ dozn corse Smiths Files 5/ ½ dozn Do Do 6/ .11.  
½ dozn Do Do 4/ ½ dozn Do Do 7/ .11.  
½ dozn la: Gouges 4/ 1 Smiths Screw plate large
14/ Do Do Small 10/6
1. 8. 6
½ dozn Curry Combs 4/ ½ dozn Brushs 6/ .10.  
2 dozn Reap Hooks 20/ A case 6/6 1. 6. 6
 
25½ M 8d. Nails @4/3 £5.8.4½ 27 M 10d. @4/9
£6.8.3 two Casks 4/
12. 0. 7 1/2
1 pr Quern hand Mill Stones 26 Inchs Diamr 1.15.  
1 pr Do 23 Inchs Dr 1.10 littere 2/ 1.12.  
Benja. Kenton Wine
3 Gallons Rhenish @6/8 1.     
2 Gallons Canary @11/ 1. 2.  
26 pint & 8 Quart Bottles @2/6 . 7. 1
A Hamper . 1. 6
Jno. Turner Harris17 Turn[er]y
1 dozn course Sieves @6d. 6/ 22 yds floor Mattg @
9d. 16/6
1. 2. 6
2 finest hair Sieves @8d. 1/4 1 long Cielg Broom 3/ . 4. 4
6 hair brooms @1/3 7/6 6 Mops @10d. 5/ .12. 6
1 dry rubber with head18 4/ 1 dozn best black. Balls
10/
.14.  
Matts . 1. 6
Josh Rixton Shoes
2 pr Womens Satten Pumps 1. 1.  
2 pr Everlasting Ditto 1.12.  
Box . 1.  
[total] £256.  . 619
Entry out Searchers Fees &ca 2.16.  
Freight primage & Bills of Lading 7.17.  
Premm on £280. Insured @2½ prCt & pol[ic]y 7. 4. 6
Commission 6.16.10
£280.14.10  
N.B. Gunpowder prohibited at present20 from below21 17. 5. 5
£298. 0. 3  
Errors Excepted Robt Cary & Co.

ALB, DLC:GW. GW ordered these goods on 15 Nov. 1762. The invoices of the goods that he ordered at the same time for John Parke Custis and Martha Parke Custis and those for his dower plantations on the York River, all dated 10 April 1763, are in DLC:GW.

1The Nelly entered the South Potomac on 5 July 1763. In his letter to Cary of 27 Sept. 1763, GW acknowledged that the goods had been delivered to Mount Vernon.

2Hessian was a coarse cloth made of hemp and jute.

3James Shepley & Co. was on Mincing Lane, London.

4Manby, a maker of tobacco pipes, had a business at Hermitage Bridge.

5GW ordered one gross of long pipes and one cask of “Comm[o]n Sale” pipes in his invoice of 15 Nov. 1762.

6John Shakespear’s ropemaking shop was at Stepney Causeway.

7This is bright (“bream”) lamp black.

8Tilleting was the stiff linen fabric used for lining collars.

9GW ordered labels for claret, port, Madeira, and Lisbon wine bottles.

10In 1754 William Tidmarsh was a woolen draper in Tooley Street, Southwark.

11Symes & Paillet, hop merchants and oilmen, was at St. Margaret’s Hill.

12Mustard was grown in the Durham area.

13Edward Goldney was a stationer in Watling Street in 1761.

14William Hallier, a tinplate worker, in 1770 had a shop at 18 Bread Street, Cheapside.

16This is probably Master & Raby, ironmongers in Smithfield.

17This may be John Harris of Lemon Street, Goodman’s Fields.

19The shilling column is mutilated.

20The gunpowder was sent ten days later in the Nautilus. See the invoice from Cary, 23 April 1763.

21This refers to an invoice following this in GW’s book of invoices for goods sent directly to GW’s York River plantations.

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