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Invoice from Robert Cary & Company, 13 February 1765

Invoice from Robert Cary & Company

London 13th Feby 1765

Invoice of Costs & Charges of Goods Shipped on Board the William and Mary John Boyes Commander upon the proper Acct & risque of Colo. George Washington Virginia and to him Consigned.1

Theodosia Crowley Iron
6 plate Stock Locks with Bars & Screws @3/ [£] .18.  
2 Extra: Iron Rimb’d Locks with pullbacks Wards Round Keys hard brass furniture & box staples &ca Compleat @10/6 1. 1.  
1 Dozn Sickles 5/ 1 Dozn Ditto 6/6 .11. 6
3 dozn large Whipsaw files 6/6 .19. 6
3 dozn Scythe Stones 1/ . 3.  
1 bright Iron Stew pan & Cover .10. 6
1 Ditto Do .11. 6
Cask . 2. 6
1 Hay Knife . 2. 9
2 Extra: steel Handsaws 5/ .10.  
½ dozn Grass Scythes 30/ .15.  
4 Corn Scythes with Sneads & furniture Complt .18.  
4 Cradles for Ditto 2/ . 8.  
Canvas & Cord . 1. 6
6 strong Iron Ditchers Shovels 4/ 1. 4.  
Canvas & Cord . 1.  
Burgess, Glover, & Strothel Linnen2
5 ps. 530 Ells Hempen Sprigg at 7½ untid 16.11. 3
2 ps. Hessen 18/ 1.16. 0
8 Ells Hessen Wrappers . 5.  
Packing . 1. 6
Mauduit Wright &ca Woolen
2 ps. Welch Cotton (99 98) 197 yards 15¾ 12.18. 6
1 ps. fine Scarlet in Grain Shalloon 54/6 2.14. 6
1 ps. wt. Kendall Wrapper . 7. 6
Canvas &ca . 4.  
Farrer & Company China
2 6 Quart Stone Jugs . 2. 8
2 large English Tea Pots . 5.  
 
2 blue & white China Qt Mugs . 8.  
2 pts Nankeen Ditto . 8.  
6 blue & white Pickle Shells . 5.  
Box . 2.  
1 Chest, Cord, & Cording
Richards & Yerbury Hose3
2 pair Mens fine mixt col[ore]d Silk Hose 14/ 1. 8. 0
2 pr Womens Superfine white Ditto 12/6 1. 5.  
6 pr Ditto 4 thd Superfine India Cotton 7/6 2. 5.  
4 pr Ditto Do Thread 6/6 1. 6   
1 Mans Beaver Hat 1. 4.  
A Box for the Hat .  . 8
Thos Johnson Turnery
A Lawn Search . 1.  
6 Lawn bottoms . 5.  
4 large Painting Brushes . 2.  
2 Small ditto Ditto .  . 5
Lardner & Baratty Habery
6 lb. fine Shoe thread 15d. . 7. 6
15 lb. Maidstone brown Do 2/ 1.10.  
1 lb. Whited brown Do . 3. 8
1 lb. Do Do . 4. 9
Charles Brown Corks
20 Groce of Corks @2/ & Bag 1/ 2. 1.  
William Weale Tea Kitch.
1 Brown Tea Kitchen 1.15.  
Richard Weale Cutlery
1 Neat Tortoise shell Knife . 4. 6
500 Perch hooks . 3. 9
1 pair large Scissars . 1. 2
1 pr Smaller Do . 1.  
Cartony & Son Tea
10 lb. finest Hyson Tea @18/ 9. 0. 0
2 Cannisters and Box . 7.  
Davidson & Dennis Sadlery
2 best black leather Jockey Caps with la: Pokes . 9.  
1 dozn Plow Bridles with Hempen Reins .15.  
Edwd Gilberd Books4
12 Numbers of Country Magazine—Jany to Decr 1763 (being all tht were Published) . 6.  
Hippesley & Hunt Linnen
1 piece brown Holland 2. 4. 0
2 ps. Irish 1 qt. 50 yards 15½ 3. 4. 7
 
25 Yards Ditto 4 22d. 2. 5.10
26 Yards Ditto 12 3/6 4.11.  
4 Yards Book Muslin 8/ 1.12.  
2 Yards 6/4 Ditto 6/ .12.  
Francis Nalder Cheese
1 Cheshire Cheese 46½ lb. 5d. .19. 4
2 dble Gloucester Ditto 41 6d. 1. 0. 6
A Case to Ditto . 1. 8
Chas Lawrence Taylor
10½ Yds light col[ore]d fine worstd Shag 4/6 2. 7. 3
2½ yds fine scarlet worsted Ditto 5/6 .13. 9
Making the Suit .16.  
5½ yds fine mock Scarlet Shalloon .11.  
Sewing Silk twist Buckram &ca . 6.  
Linings to Breeches, & Dimety to Waistt . 6. 6
18 Coat Buttons 2 dozn breast Do & Pockets . 4.  
A Box . 1. 6
Jno. Didsbury Shoes
2 pr Sattin Pumps lind with Silk 14/ 1. 8. 0
4 pr Callimanca Pumps 7/6 1.10.  
1 pr dble Campaigners .15.  
1 pair dble Channel Pumps .10. 6
1 pr Boots & Spur Leathers 1. 8.  
James Gordon Seeds5
10 lb. Northern or Napir Turnip 3d. . 2. 6
A Bag .  . 6
Shelbery & Lettice Millery
A White mode Cloak & hat trimd wt. point Blond6 4. 0. 0
Black silk Apron trimmed with broad Lace 1. 8. 0
1 ps. of Penny and 2d. wt. Ribbon . 6.  
A Turkey stone col[ore]d Necklace & Earings 1.11. 6
2 Yards black velvet Ribbon . 5.  
4 Oz. Barbers silk . 6. 6
1 Oz. of Green silk Twist for Purses . 3. 3
2 Oz. Chinese silk Netting . 6. 3
3 Stomachers & Sleeve knots 5/ .15.  
1 dozn white flat silk laces . 4. 6
6 sprig wires . 1.  
1 M best London Needles sorted . 5.  
1 pr Jean Stays 1.11. 6
9 pr wt. kid Gloves & Mitts .18.  
1 pr of col[ore]d Ditto @26/ pr Doz. 1. 0. 3
A Black russet Quilted Coat 1.16.  
 
Hat case . 1.  
Portage . 1. 6
Humphrys & Harris Plaid H.7
4 dozn pr Plaid Hose 11/6 2. 6.  
4 dozn pr Do Do 12/6 2.10.  
Packg cloth for a Truss . 2.  
Andrews & Middleditch Grocery8
8 fine single Loaves 0. 3. 12 @72/ 3. 1. 9
8 Do dble Do 60 10½ 2.12. 6
1 Jarr fine new Raisens (47 16) 1 Q. 3 lb. 60/ .16. 7
1 Do Do Currts 1 52/ .13.  
1 Do Jordan Almonds 15 16d. 1. 0. 0
White Ginger 0. 0. 6 10d. . 5.  
Cinnamon ½ 15/ . 7. 6
SaltPetre 25 10½ 1. 1.10 1/2
A New Tierce 4/6 2 Stone Jarrs 4/ . 8. 6
Allom 0. 1. 26 35/ .16.10 1/2
Copperas .2. 5/ . 2. 6
Barrel 1/6 Carte 9d. . 2. 3
Charles Wilkens Pickles9
½ lb. Morels . 6.  
½ lb. Trufles . 6.  
2 Qt Bottles Capers 4/6 4 Do french Olives 11/ .15. 6
6 lb. Bottles Mustard 12/ 1 Gall. fine Oyl 9/ 1. 1. 0
4 Bottles 1/ 6 Baskets Salt 6/ 1 Box for the ab[ov]e 3/6 .10. 6
Benja. Kenton Porter
24 dozn fine old Portr Bottd Packd & Wired 6/6 7.16. 0
2 Casks 11/ Cartage, Wharfage, & Watermen 3/ .14.  
Tull & Company Sein
1 Sein 50 fathom long 9 foot in the Middle & 7 at the ends @2/6 6. 5. 0
10 lb. laid Twine @1/2 .11. 8
2 Coils of w[hit]e Inch Rope 100 fathom each Wt 0. 3. 24 @6d. pr lb. 2.13. 6
200 fathom of Deep-Sea Lines weight 40 lb. @6d. 1. 0. 0
Cask . 5.  
Thomas Hammond Biscuit10
0. 2. 0 White Bread 15/ Cask 2/ .17. 0
[total] 153. 9. 9
Entry out Searchers fees & Shipg Chars. 1.18. 6
Freight Primage & Bills of Loading 4.14.  
 
Premo on £170 Insurd at 2½ prCt & policy 4. 9. 6
Commisn on £164.11.9 at 2½ prCt 4. 2. 3
£168.14. 0

Errors Excepted pr Robt Cary & Co.

ALB, DLC:GW. Cary’s invoices of this date for John Parke Custis and Martha Parke Custis and for GW’s and Custis’s York River plantations also are in DLC:GW.

1GW ordered these goods in an invoice dated 10 Aug. 1764; he wrote directly to John Didsbury, Charles Lawrence, and Mrs. Shelbury (this last signed by Martha Washington) on that date for the goods from them listed in this invoice.

2The mercantile firm of Burges, Glover & Strothoff (later Glover & Strothoff) was located at 7 St. Martin’s Lane, Cannon Street, in London.

3Rickards & Yerbury were hosiers in Lombardy Street.

4Edward Gilbert was a stationer at 12 Watling Street.

5The seedsman James Gordon was at 10 Fenchurch Street.

6Point was lace made with a needle.

7Humphrys & Harris’s business was in Lothbury.

8Andrews & Middleditch were grocers at 4 Budge Row.

9Charles Wilkins was an oilman in Great Tower Street.

10Thomas Hammond was a biscuit baker near Wapping Dock.

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