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Invoice from Robert Cary & Company, 23 April 1763

Invoice from Robert Cary & Company

London [23] April 1763

Invoice of Goods Shipd on board the Nautilus Captn Boyes—for the use of George Washington—Potomack Rivr1

Richd Farrer & Co. China
1 Compleat sett Table China fine blue & white consisting of—11 long Dishes 24 plates 12 Soop plates 1 Tureen Covr & Dish 4 Sauce Boats 4 Salts [£]12. 0.0
2 Dozn best wt. Enamelld Wine Glasses .10. 
6 Beer Glasses Ditto . 3.6
6 larger Do . 5. 
6 Quart Decanters Cutt top & bottom .15. 
Case 3/6 Chas. at the Custom House 10/ .13.6
2 Largest red Milk Pans . 2.6
12 Next size Do 10/ 18 next size Do 9/ .19. 
12 next size Do 4/ 18 next size Do 4/6 . 8.6
12 Welch Do 5/2 2 WtStone Do 4/ Hhd 6/ .15. 
 
Jno. Didsbury Shoes
2 pr Wd Hl Pumps & 4 pr of Shoes 2.11. 
2 pr Mens Slippers Moro. 1. 1. 
6 pr Shoes for a Servt 1.13. 
Walton’s GunPowr3
Gunpowder FF 1 Barl 90 lb. @1/4 4.11. 
Weston Snuff
4 Bottles Snuff 10/8 Cordg 1/ .11.8
[total]  26.19.8
Entry out Searchers Fees & Shipg . 7. 6
Freight primage &ca 18/ Comns 14/1 1.12. 1 1.19.7
£28.19.3
Costs & Charges of the Gown sent GW by mist⟨ake⟩
Heskeeth & Hawkes Mercers
12¾ yds yellow & white shot Lutstring @6/ 3.16.6
Jane Schersbg makg the Gown &ca 2.11.6
Freight 3/ Comns 2½ prCt 3/3 . 6.3
£35.13.6
Errors Excepd Robt Cary & Co.

ALB, DLC:GW.

1GW ordered these goods from Cary on 15 Nov. 1762 and had received them by September 1763. See GW to Cary, 20 and 27 Sept. 1763. There are also in DLC:GW invoices dated 23 April 1763 for John Parke Custis as well as for goods sent to GW’s manager Joseph Valentine for GW’s and young Custis’s York River plantations.

2Welch, or Welsh, milk pans were covered with combed or feathered slip, a type of raised decoration applied to ceramic ware.

3This may be Thomas & Bouchier Walton in Angel Court, Throgmorton Street, London.

4See the last item in Cary’s invoice of 13 April.

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