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Invoice of Goods to be Shipd by Robt Cary Esqr. & Co. for the use of George Washington—Potomack River—Virginia—Viz. 1 dozn HL Hinges to suit a comn sizd door 25 M 4d. Sharp point Nails 1 Cask of 8d. Flat point Do 5 M 30d. Do Do Do 6 Splinter Locks middle sizd 6 la: strong Padlocks differt Wards 6 best Stock Locks at abt 3/ difft Wards 1 dozn xcut Saw files 3 dozn la: Whipsaw files 2 dozn...
This Letter accompanies my Invoices for Potomack and York Rivers as also Mr & Miss Custis’s—Agreeable to the several Orders therein containd you will please to dispatch the Goods & by the first Ships bound to the respective Rivers —Those for Potomack will come I hope by a more careful hand than the last did as I neither receivd the Goods nor Letters by Captn Saunderson till the middle of June...
3[Diary entry: 20 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
20. Went up to Alexandria to Court. Returnd in the Evening with Jacky Custis & Mr. Magowan. The August court was in session 20–23 Aug. (Fairfax County Order Book for 1770–72, 49–77, Vi Microfilm). Jacky came from Annapolis to attend dancing lessons that Christian was to give during the next few days at a neighbor’s house. On his way home he had visited Magowan on the West River, and his former...
4[Diary entry: 20 August 1770] (Washington Papers)
20. Very warm all Day. In the Night a good deal of Rain and a sudden change in the Air.
51770 Aug. 20. Monday. (Adams Papers)
The first Maxim of worldly Wisdom, constant Dissimulation, may be good or evil as it is interpreted. If it means only a constant Concealment from others of such of our Sentiments, Actions, Desires, and Resolutions, as others have not a Right to know, it is not only lawful but commendable—because when these are once divulged, our Enemies may avail themselves of the Knowledge of them, to our...