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Enclosure: Invoice to Robert Cary & Company, 20 September 1765

Enclosure

Invoice to Robert Cary & Company

[Mount Vernon] 20th September 1765

Invoice of Goods to be sent by Robert Cary Esqr. & Co. for the use of George Washington—Potomack River Virginia1

2 dozn handsaw files 1 dozn 8d. Gimblets 1 dozn 10d. Ditto ½ dozn 20d. Ditto 3 Spike Ditto 1 dozn pr Carpenters Steel Compas[se]s 6 2 foot box Rules 10 M 2d. Brads 10 M 3d. Ditto 10 M 4 Ditto 5 M 6 Ditto  5 M 2d. Nails 5 M 3d. Ditto 2 Casks 8d. Ditto 1 Cask 10d. Ditto 5 M half Crown Do 3 ½ Inch Augers 3 ¾ Inch Ditto 6 Inch Ditto 3 1¼ Inch Ditto 4 1½ Inch Ditto 3 2 Inch Ditto

1 dozn plate Stock Locks with Bars & Screws @3/ 6 large Padlocks @3/ 6 Curry Combs without Brushes 1 dozn Spades 6 Carpenters best broad Axes 6 Chalk Lines 1 dozn Iron pots to hold from 10 to 20 Gallons 1 Sett of (Haynes’s) best Heckles for Flax [and] 1 Ditto Do for Hemp—provided they do not exceed 20 or 25/ the Sett 4 pair Tow Cards 4 pr course Wool Do 2 pr fine Wool Do 2 pr fine Cotton Do 4 pr Clothiers Do 1½ dozn best Corn Scythes—with Nibs Rings & Wedges—to be strong and stout at the Heel & well plated on the back—Note, neither Cradles nor Sneeds are wanting 2 best woolen cirsingles—white A handsome Saddle Cloth A Strong & good Portmanteau Saddle to be large & not too open in the tree 1 dozn Plow bridles not to exd 15/

2 pieces best Oznabrigs 1 ps. Irish Linnen @1/3 1 ps. Do Do 2/ 2 ps. Do Do 4/  2 ps. best India Nankeen with Buttons, thread & twist suitable to Do 1 Groce flat shirt buttons 1 Groce courser (Mould Do for Servts) Wove pleated Stocks—enough for 2 dozn to be very fine 1 ps. Demi Cambrick @£3 4 Oz. of 4d. thread @3d. 4 Oz. of 6d. Do 4 Oz. 8d. Do 4 Oz. 12 Do

To be bought of Mrs Shelbury—A Neat Small Pocket Book 1 ps. Hanover Lace @3d.2 2½ Yards of 6/4 fine book Muslin 2 Yards of yd wide do @12/ 3½ Yds fine stripd Do @6/ 3½ yds cross barrd Do 6/ 6 Skeliton Wires 3 Bunches of Do

4 piecs. french Tape 2 ps. very narrow Do 1½ lb. of Pinns 1 ps. of Ribbon for the hair 2 lb. fig blue 3 lb. Indigo

4 lb. best Green Tea 4 lb. Hyson Do 4 Oz. Cinnamon 15 lb. Jordon Almonds 1 Jarr Raisons 1 Pott of Currants 9 looves single Refind Sugar 9 loaves of Dble Do Do 1 Quart Balsam of Honey 4 Oz. Spirits Lavender 4 Oz. Spirits Hartshorne 1 pint Tincture of Myrrh 5 lb. Bird Lyme 1 pint Honey Water 2 Quarts Spirits of Turpentine ½ lb. extract of Bark 2 lb. Bark in Powder 10 Gallons Lamp Oil 2 large course Lamps strong & fit for Kitchen use 2 Pottle Bottles Pickled Walnuts 2 Ditto Do Do Capers 2 Ditto Do Anchovies 4 Ditto Do Olives 1 Gallon Oil

Of Mr Didsbury—4 pr bla: Calimanca Pumps Note those sent last fit well 1 pr Mens dble Campaigners 1 pr Dble Chanl Pumps 4 pr neat Shoes 1 pr neat boot Straps

1 dozn felt hats—la: in the Crown @1/6 4 dozn pr plaid hose No. 3 4 dozn pr Do Do 4 1 ps. worsted Shag—Inclosd colr @3/ Silk & twist enoug. of the same colr to suit Ditto 1 ps. Scarlet worsted Shag @4/ Silk & twist enough for Ditto 1 Groce dble rashd plain white Coat Buttons with strong shanks 1 Groce Do breast Do 13 Yds of the finest green Camelot3 40 Yds light colourd Do @1/

1 Cheshire Cheese of abt 30 lb. 1 dble Gloster Do of Do 1 Cask white biscuit 10 lb. Hanover Turnep Seed 50 lb. Bristol drop Shott 500 oild Gun flints 1 Iron of a proper size to brand the Horns of Cattle GW 1 best whole Hunting Whip plated at the head & my name engravd thereon 1 pr large Toed Clogs—Womens No. 7s 2 Postilian Caps for a small head—no Capes 1 strong & very neat two bladed knife—to cost 5/ 2 pr Strong steel shoe & knee buckles 2 course & cheap brass Candle Sticks with broad bottoms 20 Groce of Corks 1 Rheam best cut writing Paper ½ Rheam Quarto cut Do

½ dozn handsome beer Glasses 2 dozn Do Wine Do 12 China Cups & 12 Sawcers for breakfasting 8 dozn welch Milk Pans @5/ 6 Stone Quart Mugs 12 White stone Chamber Pots 2 dozn large stone Butter Pots of a size to hold 40 & 50 lbs. 1 dozn large stone Jugs to hold 5 Gallons each 4 pr Sheep Shears

Go: Washington

ALB, DLC:GW.

1Cary shipped these with its invoice dated 20 Dec. 1765, and GW acknowledged receipt of the goods on 23 June 1766. For GW’s order from Cary for the York River plantations, see GW to Cary, 25 Oct. 1765.

2Hanover lace may be honiton lace, first made in England in the sixteenth century by Flemish refugees.

3Camlet, originally a costly eastern fabric, was imitated by English weavers.

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