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Invoice from Robert Cary & Company, 10 April 1762

Invoice from Robert Cary & Company

London 10th April 1762.

Invoice of Goods Shipped on board the Unity William Robson for Virginia on the proper acct and risque of Colo. George Washington and goes to him Consigned.1

Richd Farrer & Co. China
1 Dozn China Patty Pans [£] . 8.  
1 Dozn Ribbed Custard Cups . 5.  
12 breakfast Cups 12 Saucers B[lue] & W[hite] China .15.  
Box . 6  
Theoda Crowley & Co. Iron
1 Drill Plow, 1 Hoe Ditto—Fitted with Wheels Iron bound and all other Iron Work compleat2 7.14. 6
Canvas & Cord . 3.  
Edwd Hippesley Linnen
2 pieces brown Sheeting 52/ 5. 4.  
1 piece wte Irish Oznabgs qty 44 Yds 8d. 1. 9. 4
2 pieces silk handkrs. qty ea. 26/ 2.12. 0
Trunk & gunnell Wr. .10.  
1 piece of Irish Linnen 212 qty 24 yds 12½ 1. 5.  
1 piece Ditto 143 qt. 25 2/ 2.10.  
2 pieces ditto 134 qt. 50 3/6 8.15.  
6 yards Book Muslin 10/ 3.     
1 piece Cambrick 528 35/ 1.15.  
1 piece Ditto 723 100/ 5.     
Trunk & Gunnell Wr. . 6.  
 
Burges Glover Linnen3
8 pieces 838 Ells Oznabrig Linnen @8¼ pr Ell a board 28.16. 1
22 Ells Rolls Wrapper @4 . 7. 4
packing and Cartage . 2. 6
Moseley & Co. Blanketg &ca
4 pieces Dutch blanketting @72/6 14.10.  
4 dozn plaid Hose No. 4 12/ 2. 8.  
4 dozn Ditto Ditto 3 11/ 2. 4.  
2 dozn Ditto Ditto 1 9/ .18.  
Pack cloth & Cord for 1 Bale . 6. 6
Maudiet & Co. Woolen
4 pieces fine wt. welch Cotton (95 89 96 17) 297 yds @
16d.
19.16.  
2 pieces Fearnought (33 & 34) 67 yds 21½ 6.     
16 yds wt. Cotton for Wrapper 11 .14. 8
Canvas & Cord &ca for 1 Bale . 6. 6
Willm Thoyts4
A Still & Head 2 ⟨mutilated⟩ 14½ at 16 15.18.  
Richd Rooke
A Worm for Still of 50 Gals. 1 C 1 Q. 14 @12d. 7.14.  
Barr & plugs to secure the ends . 1. 6
A Swan neck on Still head 0.1.10 2 oz. @16d. 2. 8. 2
Stephen Heath Haby5
6 lb. Shoe thread @15/. 7.6 10 lb. bro: thread @18/ 15/ 1. 2. 6
¼ Sco[tch] ditto @8/ 2 ¼ lb. ditto @16/ 4/ . 6.  
¼ fine ditto 20/ 5 ¼ ditto @24/ 6/ .11.  
¼ fine ditto 32/ 8 1 Gross fine wire buts. 3/ .11.  
2 pi[ece]s fine diapr Tape. 2.4 4 ps. filletting @ 2/3 9/ .11. 4
½ dozn best fine pins. 3.6 ½ dozn midg do @ 10/ 5/ . 8. 6
½ dozn Caukg do @12/ 6 1 M best Londn Need[le]s 5/ .11.  
28 yds rich broad new figures 7½ .17. 6
2 fashe Fans @2/6 5 2 four Row’d french Neck[lace]s 10/ .15.  
2 Egrets for Do @4/8 1 Rich Satten Cloak 42/ 2.10.  
A box 5 [d.] ½ dozn Minaken P[ins] 3/6 . 3.11
Richd Weale Cutlery
1 Groce pln Silvd Coat buts. @6/ 6 1 doz. ditto do
brest 3d.
. 6. 3
1 Glaziers Diamond 13 3 beaufet Corksws @6/ 1/6 .14. 6
3 best spring ditto @12/ 3 2 pr Horse Scisrs @18/ 3/ . 6.  
2 pr Womens ditto @12/ 2/ 1 dozn brass Thims. 4d. . 2. 4
Mount & Page Staty
1 Rheam Writing Paper Cut .12. 6
 
½ Rheam Common Ditto uncutt . 4.  
12 doz. Harry Cards for Export @6/ 3.12.  
Francis Nalder Junr
2 dou: Glo: Cheeses 40¾ @5½ .18. 8
A Case . 1. 6
Cartony & Son Tea
6 lb. finest Hyson Tea @18/ 5. 8.  
4 lb. finest Green Ditto 16/ 3. 4.  
2 Canisters and box . 6.  
Davidson & Co. Sadlery
1 dozn Plow bridles @5/ 3.     
1 whole hunting Whip . 5.  
James Laman Mustard
6 lbs. of the best flour of Mustard . 9.  
6 Bottles 1/6 1 Box 9d. . 2. 3
Davidson & Co. Sadlery
1 Neat hogskin hunting Saddle full welted, with bent Stirrups & furnr. & Oyld Leather double reined Pelham bridle, the front dble lapt Silk, with a Superfine drab coloured Housing and Saddle Cloth in one with a Silver embraidered border and a best woolen Cirsingle lined neat Leather 4.16. 6
A Portmanteau Saddle with Mail Pillion and Crupper & a pair of Mail Straps 1. 4.  
A Spare Mail Pillion with Straps & Crupper . 3. 9
A Portmanteau 2 ft 6 long with lock .16. 6
Richards & Co. Hose
4 pr Womens 3d. suprfine thread @5/6 1. 2.  
4 pr ditto do India Cotton @6/ 1. 4.  
4 pr ditto do fine worsted @6/ 1. 4.  
Thomas Nalder Gloves
1 dozn Womens kid Mitts 1. 1.  
½ dozn ditto do Gloves 10/6 ½ dozn Norway doe 9/ .19. 6
J. Etherington Isinglass6
10 lb. best Isinglass (extream dear) @10/ 5. 5.  
J. Gresham Shoes7
Two pr Womens black Satten Pumps large 4s 1. 4.  
one pr whe ditto 12 two pr Everlg ditto 13/ 1. 5.  
1 pr Callamanca do size 6s. 6.6 3 pr Calf do @4/6 13/6 1.     
Wm James Stuffs
3 ps. fustian 24 yds each @21/6 3. 4. 6
1 ps. Linnen for Linings 23/ Trimgs of all sorts 21/ 2. 4.  
 
Mauduit & Co.
1 piece light coloured thick Duffield 20 yds 4/8 4.13. 4
Chas Brown Corks
20 Groce of Corks @2/ 2.    
A box . 1.  
The Chest contg the above things No. 9 .17. 6
Benja. Kenton Porter
12 dozn fine old Porter bottled, packed and wiered @
6/6
3.18.  
A Cask 5/ Cartage, Wharfage, & Watermn 18d. . 6. 6
Thos Dale Beer
4 Casks of Dorsett Beer contg 41 dozn @5/6 11. 5. 6
41 dozn of Bottles @2/6 5. 2. 6
4 Casks &ca 30/ Cartg. down &ca 12/9 2. 2. 9
Saml Ballamy Iron8
In a Cask . 3.  
2 12 Inch Spring Stock Locks & Staples . 8. 4
2 13 Inch Do & Do . 9. 6
2 14 Inch Do & Do .12. 6
12 pr large HL Hinges @6/2 £3.14. 3 pr Sad. Irons9 @
4d. 9/1
4. 3. 1
6 Carpentrs broad Axes @4/ 24/ 6 best drawg kns. @
18d. 9/
1.13.  
6 large claw hamrs @1/6 9/ 6 headg Chissels @8d. 4/ .13.  
6 Scribing do @8d. 4/ 6 broad do @10d. 5/ . 9.  
6 firmer gouges 5d. 2/6 3 ½ Inch Augers @8d. 2/ . 4. 6
3 ¾ Inch ditto 10d. 2/6 3 one Inch do @14d. 3/6 . 6.  
3 Inch & ¼ ditto 18d. 4/6 6 pr Steel Car[pente]rs
Comp[asse]s 4d. 2/
. 6. 6
6–2 foot box Rules 10d. 5/ 1 dozn Chalk lines 1/ . 6.  
2 dozn bright boxhandled Gimblets @1/8 . 3. 4
6 dozn handsaw files @2/ 12/ 3 dozn pitt Saw do @2/2
6/6
.18. 6
3 dozn larger ditto @3/ 9/ 1 large Iron Chafg dish 5/6 .14. 6
2 bed Cords to fill up the Cask @1/2 . 2. 4
In a Cask . 2. 6
25 M 8d. flat point Nails 11 lb. @3/5 4. 5. 5
In a Cask . 2. 6
22 M 10d. flat point Nails 14 lb. @4/3 4.13. 6
In a Cask . 2. 6
5 M 2d. Rose Nails @1/3 0.6.3 5 M 3d. ditto @1/6½
0.7.8½
.13.11 1/2
 
25 M 4d. ditto 4 lb. @1/8 2.1.8 10 M 6d. flat pts 7 lb.
2/7½ 1.6.3
3. 7.11
5 M 2d. brads @1/3. 6.3 5 M 3d. ditto @1/6½ 0.7.8½ .13.11 1/2
5 M 4d. ditto @1/8 8.4 5 M 6d. ditto 2/7½ 13.1½ 1. 1. 5 1/2
1 Dozn Scyth Stones 1 . 1.  
In a Bundle & Canvas . 6  
6 best Steel Garden Spades @3/9 1. 2. 6
2 Bramble Scythes with furniture @4/6 . 9.  
Newnham & Co. Grocery
12 dble lo[aves sugar] 1. ⟨illegible⟩ .19 @13d.
£7.1.11  12 Sing. do 0.3.1 @88/ 3.6.9
10. 8. 8
Black pepper 12 @20d. 1 Nutts 1 9/6 1. 9. 6
Mace ½ @16/ 8 Cloves ½ @16/ 8 .16.  
Cinnamon ½ @16/ 8 . 8.  
Best Raisins 1 Jarr 0.1.13 ⟨£⟩15 Nt 26 @64/ .14.10
Almonds in the Shells 3 pecks @6/ .18.  
Pearl Barley 4 lb. @5d. 1s. 8d. Sago 4 lb. @2/6 10/ .11. 8
Saloop 2 lb. 7/ 14 Figg blue 3 lb. @2/ 6/ 1.     
Powderblue 1. 2/ 2 1 Barr & Cartg. 4/3 . 6. 3
Thos Johnson Turnery
12 Coarse Sifters . 7.  
6 large hair brooms .12.  
6 large blacking Balls . 6.  
6 Mops 6/ 6 lawn bottoms 5/ .11.  
A large Matt & Cord . 1. 2
Wm Maile Paint &ca
Two Rundlets white Lead Ground
2.2.17      17 
2.2.19      15 1/2
5.1. 8    1. 4 1/2
1. . 4 1/2
Nt 5.0. 3 1/2 @34/ prCt 8.11. 1
Two Rundlets with two Iron whoops to ea. @4/ . 8.  
One Rundlet Spanish brown ground . 2. 6
1.1.20 1/2
   .11 1/2
Nt 1.1. 9  @30/ prCt 1.19.11
One Jarr . 8. 6
19 Gallons 3 Quarts Lamp Oyl @2/6 2. 9. 4
Richd Clay—Pickles
3 bottles French Olives 15/ 1 ditto Girkens 5/ 1. 0. 0
1 Ditto Walnuts 3/ 2 ditto Capers 8/ .11.  
 
2 ditto Anchovies 15/ 2 ditto fine Oyl 10/ 1. 5.  
1 ditto India Mangoes 8/ 12 pottle Sqrs. Case & Lk 16/ 1. 4.  
Edd Neale—Seeds
2 Bushels Tares @4/ 8s. od. 1 Bushl com: Rey grass 3/ .11.  
1.0.21 Hop clover @20/ 1.3.9 a bag 1/ in 2 Casks 4/6 1. 9. 3
P. Wolfe
Trunk .11. 6
E. Hippisley Linnen
1 piece Cotton holland qty 31½ yds @2/2 3. 8. 3
Wm James Stuff.
15 yds blossom & yellow changeable paris Luster 3/ 2. 5.  
J. Disbury Shoes &ca
1 pair dble Ch[annele]d Hussar Boots s[ewe]d lea[the]rs 1.10.  
1 pair neat Boots wh sd Tops & Lrs 1. 8.  
2 pr wd. heel Shoes & 1 pr Pumps 1. 5. 6
1 pr dble Chand Pumps .10. 6
1 pr leathr heeled Shoes & 1 pr Pumps .16.  
2 pr Boot Garters . 8.  
4 pr Servants Shoes 1. 0. 0
J. Payne—Plate10
1 pair of neat Silver Spurrs 1. 7. 6
Steane & Mander11
3 pieces garnet 6d. purld Taffety @7/ 1. 1.  
Weight of Silk o lb. 4 oz.
Peter Berg Stays
1 pair Stays of Jeans 1.15.  
F. Montague Millinary
2 handsome blon[d] Lace & Garland Stomachers 1.16.  
P. Bell
1 pair of Dice as a present
J. Etherington—Apothecary
12 oz. Diascordium 3/ 12 Oz. Venice Treacle 5/ . 8.  
9 oz. Spirits hartshorne 3/ 12 oz. Salvolatili 6/ . 9.  
10 oz. Spts Lavender 3/4 4 oz. Liquid Laudm 2/8 . 6.  
1 Qt Spirit of wine 3/6 1 Qt do Camphorated 4/6 . 8.  
4 oz. Camphire 2/ 8 oz. crude opium 9/ .11.  
2 lb. Jesuits Bark powdered 1. 4.  
1 lb. 2 Oz. Ointment of Marshmallows . 1.10
4 Oz. Volatile Salt Sal Armoniac . 3. 4
Bottles, Potts, & Boxes . 4.  
P. Wolfe
1–2 foot 6 Portmanteau Trunk &ca .15.  
 
P. Bell
4 pair of fine large Blankets 5. 8.  
Fonblanque &ca Wine
4 Gallons Rhenish Wine @6/8 1. 6. 8
Pint Bottles . 6. 8
Hamper . 1.  
3 Gallons Canary Wine @10/ 1.10.  
pint Bottles . 5.  
Hamper . 1.  
Crowley & Co.—Iron
2 pair of Sheep Shears . 2. 4
1 Steel x cut Saw .15. 6
50 yds leading line . 1.  
Canvas board and Cord . 2. 6
12 Iron Potts W. 3 C 2 Q. 16 lb. @16/ 2.18. 3
[total] 332.13. 5   
Entry out Searchrs Fees & Shipg Chas: 4.18. 0
Freight primage & Bills of Loadg 10. 8. 15. 6.  
Premium on 380 Insur’d at 5 Gs. prCt & p[olic]y 20. 3. 6
368. 2.11   
Coms. @2½ prCt 9. 4. 1
[£]377. 7.     

Errors Excepted pr Robt Cary & Co.

ALB, DLC:GW. Also copied in his letter book are Cary’s invoices (dated 10 April) for goods for John and Martha Parke Custis shipped to GW in the Unity and for goods shipped in the Nautilus, John Boyes master, to Joseph Valentine for use on GW’s and Custis’s plantations in the southern part of the colony. There is also an invoice of goods consigned to Mrs. Frances Dandridge, Martha Washington’s mother.

1These were articles GW ordered on 12 Oct. 1761 and 25 Jan. 1762 and received in September 1762. See GW to Cary, 18 Sept. 1762.

2Parts of the plow were missing. See GW to Cary, 18 Sept. 1762.

3The mercantile firm of Burges, Glover & Strothoff (later Glover & Strothoff) was located at 7 St. Martin’s Lane, Cannon Street, in London.

4William Thoyts, coppersmith, was at 88 Whitechapel.

5Stephen Heath was a haberdasher in Bread Street.

6The best quality isinglass, taken from the sturgeon, came from Russia.

7This is undoubtedly the A. Gresham, shoemaker, identified in the Cary invoice, 15 Mar. 1760, n.29.

8“Samuel Ballamy, Ironmonger & Sword Cutler, from Birmingham, at his Nail Warehouse, at the Frying Pan, the Corner of Harp Lane, Thames Street, near the Custom House” (receipt from Ballamy, 28 Feb. 1767, ViHi: Custis Papers).

9A saddle iron is a kind of stirrup.

10John Payne was a goldsmith at 44 Cheapside.

11Steane & Mander were ribbon warehousemen on Watling Street.

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