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In behalf of Master John Parke Custis I have this day drawn an order upon you in favour of William Dandridge (who is now in the Fleet Prison) for One hundred pounds Sterling which I hope will be immediately paid as I have already taken Bond from his Friends here for the amount of that Sum in Currt Money, at the prevailing Exchange with Interest, and shall carry the same to the Credit of Master...
I should be obliged to you for forwarding the Inclosed. I am Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt ALB , DLC:GW . See GW to Charles Lawrence, this date.
It cannot reasonably be imagined that I felt any pleasing Sensations upon the receipt of your Letter of the 13th of February covering accts of Sales for 153 Hhds of Master Custis’s Tobo and 115 of mine. That the Sales are pitifully low, needs no words to demonstrate—and that they are worse than many of my Acquaintance upon this River—Potomack—have got in the Out Posts, & from Mr Russel and...
Invoice of Goods to be sent by Robert Cary Esqr. & Co. for the use of George Washington—Potomack River Virginia 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...
Not getting an acct in time of the necessaries wanted for our Plantation’s on York River, I was oblig’d to forward my last without them; but Captn McGachin being on the point of Sailing for London I embrace the oppertunity of desiring that you will please to send to Mr Joseph Valentine for our uses the following Goods. Viz.—for George Washington John Parke Custis 1 piece of welch Cotton 2...
One essential Article in forming my Invoice for Potomack I forgot to write for; and that is Wheat Riddles—rather Sand Sieves—I shoud be obligd to you therefore for sending me one dozn of them; provided, instead of making them of fine brass wire they be made of good strong Iron Wire. Those I had last the wire was so small that it wore out immediately; for which Reason I must again beg, that...
I have this day drawn upon you for Fifty five pounds eight Shillings and four pence in favour of Walter Magowan which Sum you will please to have charged to Master & Miss Custis in equal proportion’s. I am Gentn Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt ALS , PWacD : Feinstone Collection, on deposit at PPAmP ; ALB , DLC:GW .
My last of the 28th of March servd only to advise you of a draft which I made in behalf of Master and Miss Custis in favour of Walter Magowan for £55.8.4 and desiring it might be charged to them equally. Since my Letters of November last by Captn McGachin (in the Thornton) —I have receivd your favours of the 30th of September—7 & 18th of November—23d December—and 31st of January with the Goods...
Invoice of Goods to be sent by Robert Cary Esqr. & Co. for the use of George Washington—Potomk River 4 Yds fine Humhums to suit the pattern sent  4 Yds of fine yard wide Jackeynot Muslin @8/  3½ Yds 6/4 Do to suit Do @12/  1 piece of Cambrick £3  1 dozn handsome silk Handkerchiefs twild  3 pieces of fine Irish Linn @5/  5 Ells of Holland @ 7/  3 Ells of Ditto 10/  A handsome french Necklace &...
In my Invoice of the 23d, I omitted mentioning two or three Articles which I shall be in want of, and which I beg may also be sent with my Goods for Potomk namely Six Corn Scythes [and] Six Grass—Ditto—strongly plated at the back & of very good Substance at the Heel. Six of the most common kind of Chissels for Turning. Mr Sebastian, the bearer of this, together with Mr Lee Massey, two...
In a Letter of the 28th Ulto (accompanying my Invoices of the 23d preeceeding) I desired 6 Corn & 6 grass Scythes might be sent me (as also 6 Turners Chissels) since which having occasion to make use of the Scythes which came in last year I find such manifest disadvantages from having them, some of one length some of another, some crooked, & some strait, that I now beg the favour of you,...
Invoice of Scythes to be sent to Potomack Rivr for the use of George Washington. 2 dozn Corn Scythes—all of them to be exactly 3 feet 10 Inches from Heel to point—to be pretty strait in the blade, and not one more than another, but equally alike so, that one Cradle (the fingers of which as they must always have the same curve of the Scythe) may sute them all—To be stout and strong at the Heel,...
Since my last of the 21st Ulto the Goods by Captn Wylie are come to hand, among which the Wheat Riddles are so entirely useless that I shall be under a necessity of sending them back, or keeping them by me as useless lumber—This coud not possibly have happened had my directions of the 6th of November last been attended to for there I expressly desired Sand Sieves for the purpose of Sifting out...
The design of this Letter is to cover the Inclosed Bill (upon Wilkenson & Company[)] for £99.9.8 which please to receive & give my Acct credit for. Boyes is not yet arrivd—Johnstoun is, and brought my Goods in good order. I shall write you more fully in my next—in the meantime remain Gentn Yr Most Obedt Servt ALB , DLC:GW . GW wrote on the lower part of the letter “sent by Captn McNabb.” This...
Your Letter & Goods by Boyes for our Plantations on York River have come safe to hand as I wish Mrs Dandridges also had done she being a good deal disappointed in having them withheld from her —I must now desire that the Inclosed order may be complied with, & the Goods sent by the ⟨fi⟩rst ship bound to York River (chargd to me) still hoping that they may ⟨c⟩ome to hand some time this Fall. I...
This serves to advise you of a Draft this day in favour of Mr Walter Magowan for Fifty pounds Sterling which please to pay and place to the Account’s of Master and Miss Custis in equal proportion’s. I am Gentn Yr Hble Servt ALB , DLC:GW .
By this Conveyance you will receive Invoices of such Goods as we want for this and York River, & having your favours of the 19th July, 22d of August 4th of Septr, 17th Novr 31st of Jany and 6th of March past all lying before me I am enabled to answer such paragraphs as may respectively require it. If the Facts then respecting the Freight of Captn Boyes’s Ship last year are as he represented...
Invoice of Goods to be sent by Robert Cary Esqr. & Co. for the uses of George Washington—Potomack River—Virginia —Vizt 6 Strong & Secret padlocks—middle size 1 Steel Slay—proper for Weaving Sale Cloth No. 3  1 pr Weavers pickers 1 pr Ditto Shears 4 pr Clothiers Cards 6 pr Course Wool Do 4 frying Panns—viz.—2 large—1 middle Size—& 1 very small 2 Iron Skillets—1 to hold 2 Quarts—the other 3...
I have just drawn upon you (of this date) for Fifty pounds Sterg in favour of James Cocke Esqr. which please to pay & place to Acct of Mr Jno. Parke Custis. I am Gentn Yr Most Obedt H. Servt ALB , DLC:GW . James Cocke, a merchant in Williamburg, was elected mayor of the town in 1767. See Guardian Accounts, 5 May 1769 .
This Letter will, I expect, be delivered to you by Mr Walter Magowan, who for many years has livd in my Family a Tutor to Master & Miss Custis, and now comes to England to get admittance into Holy Orders—Any little Civilities therefore which you may occasionally shew him during his short stay there, or assistance give, woud be very obliging as he is perfectly a Stranger, and may need a little...
I have just time before I leave this place to acknowledge the receipt of your Letters of the 22d of Decr by Eston and 1st of Feby by Captn Outram. By the Latter I shall send you all my own Tobo consisting of Fifteen Hhds and about Twenty-five of Mastr Custis’s—on both which parcels please to Insure Ten pounds pr Hhd. As the scarcity of Tobo, and high prices thereof in the Country are facts too...
My old Chariot havg run its race, & gone through as many stages as I coud conveniently make it travel, is now renderd incapable of any further Service; The intent of this Letter therefore is to desire you will bespeak me a New one, time enough to come out with the Goods (I shall hereafter write for) by Captn Johnstoun, or some other Ship. As these are kind of Articles, that last with care a gt...
Having wrote several times to you of late I have the less to say in this Letter, the principal design of which is to inclose Invoices of such Goods as are wanted for this River —those for York I must take some other oppertunity of forwarding as Mr Valentine has not yet sent me a list of those Articles we may want for the Plantation under his care. The Reason why I proposd (in my Letter of the...
Invoice of Goods to be sent by Robt Cary Esqr. & Co. for the use of Geo: Washington—Potomack Rivr—Virginia—Vizt 3 M 30d. Nails 1 large Cask 20d. Ditto 6 Inch heading Chissels  6¾ Inch Ditto Ditto 6½ Inch Ditto Ditto 4 best Curry Combs (without Brushes) 1 dozn large Tinn Sheets 1 Strong and best Post Chaise Trunk to be 3 feet long 20 Inches wide & 18 Inches deep to be well secured & have a good...
On the other side you will receive Invoices of such Goods as are wanted for Mr Custis’s Plantation’s and mine on York River which please to send out in the usual manner—to the care of Mr Joseph Valentine. To the young Gentleman’s Invoice for Potomack please to add a pair of Stone knee Buckles. I am Gentn Yr Most Hble Servt ALB , DLC:GW . GW noted that the letter was sent by Capt. William...
In looking over my order (of the 20th of June last) for Goods, I perceive that I have omitted sending for Dutch Blanketting for the use of my Estate on Potomack—an Article I much want, and must beg the favour of you to send me by the first Ship bound to this River. Three pieces are requisite; and if they cannot be got here (in a vessel to Potomack) by the middle or last of October, I must, in...
Inclosd you will receive Invoices of Goods wanted for myself & Master Custis for this place and our Plantations on York River, as also for Miss Custis which I beg may be sent by Captn Johnstoun if the Orders gets to hand in time, if not, by any other Vessel bound to this River —But if there are any Articles containd in either of the respective Invoices (Paper only excepted) which are Taxd by...
Invoice of Goods to be sent (under the Restriction’s mentioned in the Letter annexd of this date) by Robt Cary Esqr. & Co. for the use of Geo: Washington—Potomack River—Virginia—viz. 1 Pint of Universal Balsam  4 Oz. Salt of Wormwood  2 Oz. Murcurius Dulcis 1 lb. Blistering Plaister 1 Quart Strong Cinnamen Water 1 Pint Spirit of Hartshorne 4 Oz. of Salvolatile 4 Ditto of Spirit of Lavender 1...
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...
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...
Our Goods by the Liberty Captn Walker came to hand in good order, and soon after his arrival; as they generally will do when shipd in a Vessell to this River, and scarce ever, when they go to any others (unless they should be dispatchd in one of your own Ships, and the Captn particularly Instructed concerning the delivery of them) for it don’t often happen that a Vessell bound to one River,...
Invoice of Goods to be Shipd by Robt Cary Esqr. and Compy for the use of Geo. Washington—Potomack River—Virginia—viz. 5 M Sadlers Tacks 20  M 3d. Nails 1 Cask 8d. Ditto 1 Ditto 20 Ditto 1 dozn large 4 Sqr. Smiths Files 1 dozn Do flat Do Do 1 dozn Do 3 Sqr. Do Do 1 dozn Do round on one side 1½ dozn small Do fit for Keys & fine w[ardin]g 3 Best Cowpers Axes 3 Do Do Adzes 3 Do Do Howells 2 Do Do...
On the 20th Ulto I wrote you fully, and Inclosed Invoices of such Goods as Mr, Miss Custis, and myself wanted; since then I have recollected some Articles which were omitted, and which I now beg may be added, and forwarded with the other Goods. Holsters, or Covers for a pair of Pistols (about 12 Inches long streight Measure, which I have by me) to fit the Saddle order’d in my last for GW—this...
If this Letter should get to hand before Mr Adam (by whom I wrote to you on the 22d of Novr) should leave London, I should be obligd to you for sending me two pieces of the best Dutch Blanketting by his ship—if it is too late for that Vessell and any other conveyance should offer immediately to this River be pleased to embrace it and thereby oblige Gentn Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt ALB , DLC:GW ....
On the 25th of last Month I drew upon you in favour of the Revd Mr Boucher, Tutor to Mr Custis, for Fifty pounds Sterling which please to pay and place to the Acct of this young Gentlemen. I have been impatiently waiting for my Goods, being much in want of the Millstones, having heard nothing from you in respect to them since the 12th of Septr though Captn Montgomerie (immediately from London...
Since I came to this place I have been informed of your Letter to Mr Josh Valentine (who is now Dead) respecting the Tobo shipped you by Captn Peterson—I cannot conceive how this mistake has happened, nor is it in my power at this time to remedy it otherwise than by sending the marks and numbers as under from the different Inspection’s not having the Bills of Lading to Inclose—This method I...
On the 27th Ulto I drew two Setts of Excha: on you in favour of Burwell Bassett Esqr.—the one Sett for Two hundd pounds Sterg and the other for £133.6.8 to answer in part, the purchase of Land mentioned to you in a Letter of the 16th of March which sevl Sums you will please to pay & place to Acct of Mr Custis. I am Gentn Yr Most Obedt ALB , DLC:GW . See Memorandum, 27 April, n.1 .
Inclosed you have mine, Mr & Miss Custis’s Invoices for this River —The Goods you will please to forward by the first Vessell for Potomack (which possibly may be Captn Jordan the bearer of this) as there are some articles that will be a good deal wanted especially the Sein, which will be altogether useless to me if I do not get them early in the Spring, or in other words I shall sustain a...
Invoice of Goods to be Shipped by Robt Cary Esqr. & Co. for the use of Geo: Washington—Potomack Rivr—Virga—viz. Wearing Apparel for myself pr Letter herewith Inclosed to Mr Thos Gibson Shoes of Mr Didsbury pr Letter to him Seins pr Ditto Messrs Bradshaw & Davidson   1 piece of best India Paduasoy—of a fine Mazarine blew   A White Sattin quilted Coat—£3  A piece of fine & well fancied India...
By the Martha Captn Brooke I have an oppertunity of Inclosing you the Invoices for York River, and to request that the Goods may be addressd to the care of Mr James Hill who is employed as a Steward to that Estate in the Room of Mr Josh Valentine deceasd. I have also to desire that you will Insure 14 Hhds of my Tobo by Captn Peterson, and Sixty three or four (I cannot tell which) of Mr...
By some kind of mismanagement Seven Hogsheads of Mr Custis’s Tobacco (from the Plantation on the Eastern Shore) missed a Passage in Captain Peterson; and Insurance made for that many more than the Ship carried of his, which you will please to have rectified, as I knew nothing of the disappointment till I came to this place a few days ago —I have drawn two Bills upon you of this date in favour...
On the 20th of November from Williamsburg I advisd you of two Bills I had just drawn on you, desiring they might be placed to the Account of Mr Custis; one of them for One hundred and fifty pounds; & the other of Two hundred and fifty; the last of which was sold and will be presented to you for payment —the other I have taken in, having now of this date, drawn another in its place of One...
I am now at this place with Mr Custis (my Ward) who I have brought to the College here; in fixing him properly at it, I find it proper to draw upon you, on his Acct, for one hundred pounds Sterlg in favour of the Reverend Doctr Cowper the President thereof, which Draft bears date with this Letter—please therefore to make payment & place it to Acct of this Young Gentleman. I shall, it is...
Inclosed you have an Invoice of such Goods as I want for my own use, which please to send by the first Ship to this River as many of the Articles will be wanted by the time they can arrive; among which the Second Mourning for Miss Custis, who we had the misfortune to loose on the 19th Ulto will be necessary—Your Acct against this young Lady may remain as stated in your Books till further...
Invoice of Goods to be Shipped by Robt Cary Esqr. & Co. for the use of George Washington—Potomk River Virga viz. 8 pieces of best Rolls  9 ps. of best Oznabrigs  1 ps. of good Doulas  2 ps. of Irish Linnen @ 1/3  1 ps. of Do Do 2/  2 ps. of Do Do 4/  1 ps. of Do Do 5/  1 ps. of Cambrick 6/  3 yards plain Gauze  2 yds figurd Do Cheap sort  1 ps. of very pretty dark ground Callico @ 3/ A Black...
I had but just closed my Letter of the 10th which goes by this oppy, & contains my Invoices, when I receivd advice from Mr Hill of the Tobaccos which he either had, or intended to put on board the Rising Sun; but as it seemd to be a matter of doubt whether the Eastern Shore Crop either had, or would be got to the Ship, I do not know how to ascertain the Insurance of Mr Custis’s Tobo by the...
Since writing my Invoice of the 10th Instt my Gardiner has furnish’d me with a compleat list of such Seeds as he will want, which please to send instead of the few then wrote for. I have also recollected some other Articles as underneath which I should be glad to have added to my Invoice & forwarded along with the other Goods, which will much oblige Your Most Obedt Servt ALB , DLC:GW . There...
I have some reasons to fear that by an unlucky mistake, my Letter of the 12th Ulto (among other things) ordering Insurance on Mr Custis’s Tobo & mine in the Rising Sun was put into the hands of Captn Peterson. If so, the Tobo, & order for Insurance on it will probably go by the same Ship; I therefore again desire (if this Letter gets to hand in time) that five hundred pounds may be Insured on...
I am almost ashamed to trouble you in the same year with such frequent orders for Goods; but as I am under a necessity of making some Repairs to, and alteration in my House, and did not get an Acct before, from the Undertaker of all the materials wanting, it must plead my excuse for requesting you to send me the under mentioned Articles—as also for the following Books for the use of Mr Custis,...
I am upon Terms for two Estates for & in behalf of my Ward Mr John Parke Custis. if I conclude the bargain for them (and I must be on or off in a few days) I shall have occasion to draw upon you for the whole money he has in your hands; Indeed I do not know as yet, but I shall be obliged to exceed it, as it is with the ready Cash I am to make the purchase, if I do it at all. As I thought it...