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Invoice from Robert Cary & Company, 20 December 1765

Invoice from Robert Cary & Company

London 20th Decr 1765.

Invoice of Cost & Charges of Goods shiped on board the Munificence John Johnstoun Commander for Virginia upon Account & resque of Colo. George Washington and consigned to himself—vizt1

Theodo. Crowley &ca Iron
10 M 2d. Batten Brads @10½ [£] . 8. 9
10 M 3d. Ditto 1/4 .13. 4
10 M 4d. Ditto 1/8 .16. 8
5 M 6d. Ditto 2/8 .13. 4
5 M 2d. Nails 1/2 . 5.10
5 M 3d. Ditto 1/4 . 6. 8
Cask . 1. 9
26 M 8d. Nails 3/6 4.11. 0
Cask . 1.10
26 M 8d. Nails 3/6 4.11. 0
Cask . 1.10
20 M 10d. Nails 4/3 4. 5. 0
Cask . 1.10
5 M 30d. Nails 17/ 4. 5.  
Cask . 1.10
12 large plate Stock Locks with Bars & S[cre]w 3/2 1.18.  
6 large secret Pad-lock 2/4 .14.  
2 dozn hand-saw files 1/7 . 3. 2
1 dozn Gimblets sorted .  . 8
3 Spike Ditto—1½ dozn box handle Gimblets sorted . 1. 9
3½ Inch Augers—3¾ Inch Ditto—6 1 Inch Ditto .12.  
3 1¼ Inch Ditto—4 1½ Inch Ditto—3 2 Inch Ditto bright 1. 3.  
1 dozn Carpenters Steel Compasses . 3. 6
6 2 feet box Rules 9d. . 4. 6
6 Knots Chalk line 3d. . 1. 6
6 broad Axes 3/10 1. 3. 0
6 Tinn’d Curry Combs 10½d. . 5. 3
4 pair Sheep Shears 10½ . 3. 6
1 Brand Mark GW for branding the horns of Cattle . 9. 6
Cask . 2. 6
18 strong Corn Scythes 2/6 2. 5.  
18 Setts furniture .13. 6
Canvas & Cord .  .10
1 dozn crutch’d handle steel Spades 1.10.  
Canvas & Cord . 1.  
12 Iron Pots sorted wt 7 C. 3Q. 7 lb. 15/ 5.17. 2
Davidson & Dennis Sadlery
A best strong Portmanteau Saddle with Furn[itur]e, Mail Pillion, with Crupper & 2 pair of Mail straps 1. 7. 0
 
A large superfine blue cloth New market Saddle Cloth, trim’d wt. two superfine white cloth borders stitchd with Silk 1. 6. 0
2 best woolen Cirsingles lind wt. neat Lea: 2/4 . 4. 8
2 best Postilian Caps with large Pokes 4/6 . 9. 0
1 dozn Plow bridles .15.  
A very best whole Hunter Whip, with a long silver Cap, engravd George Washington .13.  
A Cask . 3.  
Willm Hallier Oil &ca
2 large strong Lamps . 3.  
11 Gals. best Oil 3/ 1.13. 0
Cask for Ditto . 2. 6
Andrews & Middleditch Grocery
9 fine double Loaves [sugar] 65 [@] 10¾ 2.18. 3
9 Ditto single Ditto      3 23 76/ 3.12. 4
A Jarr fine new Raisons 1 11½
tare    15½
24 [@]58/ .12. 5
1 Jarr fine new Currants 0. 1Q. 0 58/ .14. 6
Finest Cinnamon    ¼    18/ . 4. 6
Fine Powder blue    3    18d. . 4. 6
Figg Indigo       2    18d. . 3.  
A Stone Jarr 3/6 Barrl 2/6 . 6.  
Sarah Bennet Bisquet
To 1 ⟨illegible⟩ White Bisquet 1.10. 0
To 1 Small Cask & Waterage . 1. 6
Charles Wilkins Pickles
To a 12 Pottle case Pickles—viz.
2 Walnuts 4 . 6.  
2 Capers 8 pt .10. 8
2 Anchovies 10 lb. .15.  
4 F. Olives 2 Gal. 1. 0. 0
2 fine Oil 1 . 9.  
12 Squares, 1 case, with a lock .15.  
Timothy Bevan & Sons Apo[thecar]y2
Balsam of Honey 12 botts. 1.14. 0
Spt Lavender oz. 4 . 1.  
Hartshorn oz. 4 . 1.  
Tincture of Myrrh[@]3/4 lb. 1 oz. 2 . 3. 9
Bird Lyme lb. 5 . 5.  
Honey Water 2/8     lbs. 1 oz. 2 . 3.  
 
Spts Turpentine 1/8   lb. 4 . 6. 8
Extract of Bark      lbs. 1/2 .16.  
Bark in Powder 10/    lb. 2 1. 0. 0
4 lb. 2 Bottles 1/ 2 lb. 1 do 5d. 2 oz. 4 flint Stoprs 1/2
1 lb. 4 Pot 5d. 1 lb. ½ do 1d. Box &ca 1/2 . 4. 3
Edwd Gilberd Staty
A Chest .18. 6
1 Rheam fine fo. Cap Cut. .13.
½ Rheam 4to Post . 4.3 .17. 3
James Gordon Seeds
10 lb. fine Hanoverian Turnp Seed 5/ box 6d. . 5. 6
William Tidmarsh C. Cards
4 pr Tow Cards 15/ 0. 5. 0
4 pr course Wool Ditto 21/ 0. 7. 0
2 pr fine Ditto 24/ 0. 4. 0
2 pr Ditto Cotton Do 30/ 0. 5. 0
4 pr Clothiers Ditto 6/ . 2.  
Lardner & Barratty Hab[erdasher]y
4 Oz. Scotch Nuns thread 4d. . 1. 4
4 Oz. Ditto 6 . 2.  
4 Oz. Ditto 8 . 2. 8
4 Oz. Ditto 12 . 4.  
2 pieces french Tape 6 . 1.  
2 pieces Ditto 8 . 1. 4
2 pieces Ditto 11 . 1.10
1 piece rich black hair Ribbon .16. 6
1½ lb. best Pins 3/ . 4. 6
1 groce Mould shirt buttons . 1. 4
1 groce fine wire Ditto . 2. 6
Buttons thread & Twist for 2 ps. Nankn . 3. 6
Jno. Didsbury Shoes
4 pr wd. heeld Shoes 1.14. 0
1 pr dble Campaigners .15.  
1 pr Womens Toed Clogs . 5.  
1 pr dble channl Pumps .10. 6
4 pr Calla. Pumps 1.10.  
1 pr Boot Garters . 4.  
Richards & Yerbury Hatts
1 dozn Mens Felts .18.  
Humphreys & Harris Hose
4 dozn pr Plaid Hose No. 3 11/6 2. 6. 0
4 dozn Ditto 4 12/6 2.10.  
 
John Spencer Shott
0.2.0 large Brisl Shot 18/ . 9.  
2 Bags .  . 4
Mary Scott & Son Cutlery
500 Oild Gun flints @14/ 0. 7. 0
1 Strong Town made 2 bladed knife Buffalo handle . 5.  
2 Setts diamd Cut Steel Buckles 20/ . 3. 4
William Weale Braz[ier]y
1 pair flat Candlesticks . 6.  
Charles Brown Corks
20 Groce Corks @2/ 40 Bag 1/ 2. 1. 0
Robt Cartony Tea
4 lb. finest Hyson Tea @18/ 3.12. 0
4 lb. Ditto Green Ditto 14/ 2.16.  
2 Cannisters & box . 6.  
Francis Nalder Cheese
1 dble Gloster Cheese 21 lb. 6 oz. @6d. .10. 8 1/4
1 Cheshire Ditto  39¼  5 .16. 4 1/4
To a case to Ditto markd GW . 1. 6
Leaver Legg Stuffs
1 ps. of drab worsted Shag 39½ yds 3:1 6. 1. 9
1 ps. of Scarlet Do 36½ 4:2 7.12. 1
1 ps. of light col[ored] Camelot 38 2. 1. 0
13 yds Superfine Green Do 2/6 1.12. 6
2 Oz. drab col[ore]d Silk Mohair 1/3 . 2. 6
2 Oz. Scarlet Do 1/6 . 3.  
2 Oz. drab col[ore]d Silk 2/ . 4.  
2 Oz. Scarlet Do 2/4 . 4. 8
1 dble groce best plated Buttons 1. 3.  
Shelbury & Lettice Mill[iner]y
2 dozn wove pleatd Stocks 21/ 2. 2.  
1 ps. Hanover Lace 3d. . 2.  
2½ yds fine 6/4 Book Muslin 18/ 2. 5.  
Starch Ditto . 2.  
3½ Yds stripd Muslin 6/6 1. 2. 9
2 Yds fine Do 12/ 1. 4.  
3½ yds stripd crossd bard Musln 6/6 1. 2. 9
6 Skeleton Wires . 1.  
3 bunches Ditto . 1.  
1 Neat small Pocket Book 1.10.  
Boxes & Porter . 3.  
Richd Farrer & Co. Earth W.
5 large stone Buttr Pots 3/6 0.17. 6
 
7 Ditto smaller Do 2/6 .17. 6
6 Quart Mugs 5d. . 2. 6
8 White stone Chamber Pots 8d. . 5. 4
Hogshead . 6.  
1 large stone Bottle . 3. 6
11 Butter Potts 2/6 1. 7. 6
4 White stone Chamber Pots 8d. . 2. 8
2 dozn best wine Glasses 5d. .10.  
6 Wine & Water Ditto 10d. . 5.  
Hogshead &ca . 6.  
1 dozn large welch dishes . 6.  
5 dozn Do 4/ 1. 0. 0
7 large stone bottles 3/6 1. 4. 6
12 breakfast Cups & Saucers China .14.  
Hogshead &ca . 6.  
2 Stone Butter Potts 2/6 . 5.  
6 large stone bottles 3/6 1. 1. 0
1 Smaller Ditto . 2.  
1 dozn Wine Glasses . 2. 6
2 dozn welch Dishes 4/ . 8.  
Hogshead &ca . 6.  
Hippesley & Hunt Linn
2 pieces best Oznbs. qty 201 Ells 8¾d. 7. 6. 6
1 piece Irish Linn 22 25 yds 16d. 1.13. 4
1 ps. Ditto 26 25 2/ 2.10.  
2 pieces Do 96 51 4/ 10. 4.  
2 pieces Nankeens 6/ .12.  
6 Ells Wrapper 8d. . 4.  
Entry out Searchers Fees & Shipping Charges 2.13.  
Freight Primage & Bills of Loading 5. 1.  
Premo of £175 Insd at 2½ prCt & Poly 4.13.  
Commission at 2½ prCt 4. 3. 6
£171. 4. 9
Errors Excepted pr Robt Cary & Co.

ALB, DLC:GW.

1GW ordered the goods on 20 Sept. 1765, and he acknowledged receipt of them on 23 June 1766. Invoices from Cary for the goods GW ordered for John Parke Custis and Martha Parke Custis at the same time are also dated 20 Dec. 1765 and are in DLC:GW.

2The shop of Timothy Bevan & Son was at 2 Plow Court, Lombard Street.

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