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    • Washington, George
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    • Lawrence, Charles
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Be pleased to send me a genteel sute of Cloaths made of superfine broad Cloth handsomely chosen; I shoud have Inclosed you my measure but in a general way they are so badly taken here that I am convinced it woud be of very little service; I woud have you therefore take measure of a Gentleman who wears well made Cloaths of the following size—to wit—Six feet high & proportionably made; if any...
This is to desire you will send me a Suit of handsome Cloth Cloaths—I have no doubts but you will choose a fashionable colourd Cloth as well as a good one & make it in the best taste to sit easy & loose as Cloaths that are tight always look aukward & are uneasy to the Wearer. As I have sent you my measure once or twice I presume you can be at no loss for want of one but I think you have...
For two years past Messrs Cary and Company have sent me a suit of Cloaths of your making, that dont fit me so well as I coud wish—this I attribute to some error in the measure that was sent. Having now occasion for 4 pair Breeches as underneath (for which Mr Cary will pay you) I have sent another measure for them, taken according to directions of a Taylor here: please to cut them out exactly...
On the 10th of August last, I wrote to you for two Sutes of Livery Cloaths directing in what manner they were to be made, lined, trimmed, and charged; since which I have altered my Mind in some respects, and woud have the Coats and waistcoats made of the same light coloured Shag as I then Inclosed you, and the Breeches to be red Shag; and no livery lace at all to be put upon either Coat or...
Please to send me at the time that Mr Cary forwards my Goods, a suit of Cloaths made of superfine broad Cloth, and as light as possible for Summer wear—I have seen them made of light coloured mixed Cloths without linings, bound holes &ca which are handsome enough—one of these kind you may send, or of any other sort that is more in taste as the fashions are often changing—Also send me another...
The things following you will send for the purposes required and charge them as their directed. A Livery suit to be made of worsted Shagg of the Inclosed colour & fineness lined with red Shalloon—and made as follows—The Coat and Breeches alike with a plain white washed button—the Button holes worked with Mohair of the same colr—A Collar of red shagg to the Coat with a narrow lace like the...
Inclosd is a Measure for Breeches, by which please to send me a pair of black silk Knit ones—I shoud be glad also to have sent me a Sartout great Coat fashionably made of good Cloth —I presume you have my Meas[ur]e & therefore have sent none but in case you shoud be at a loss, make it to fit a person Six feet high and proportionably made, & you cannot go much amiss. let the Breeches have cool...