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Invoice from Robert Cary & Company, 28 September 1768

Invoice from Robert Cary & Company

London 28 Septr 1768.

Invoice of Cost & Charges of Goods Shipd on board the Lord Cambden John Johnstoun Comr for Virginia upon the Acct & risque of Colo. Geo: Washington & to him consignd. Vizt1

Alexr Duning Biscuit2
White Bread o C. 1 Q. 22 lb. @ 28/ .12. 6
Cask, Package, & Waterage . 3. 6
Saml Ballamy Iron
In a Cask . 2. 6
3 M 30d. Nails at 15/ 2. 5. 0
6 Inch headg Chisls 6/ . 3.  
6 ¾ Inch Do 6/ . 3.  
6 ½ Inch Do 5/ . 2. 6
4 best Curry Combs & B[rushes] . 9.  
4 best sec[re]t Portmu Padlks . 6.  
In a Cask . 2. 6
21 M 20 flat p⟨ns⟩ 6/5 6.14. 9
 
Josh Middleditch Grocy
Mace ¼ lb. 20/ . 5.  
Nutmegs ¼ 9/4 . 2. 4
Cinnamon 1/4 17/ . 4. 3
Cloves ¼ 12/ . 3.  
White Ginger 2 10d. . 1. 8
Salt Petre 25 10½ 1. 1.10
Roach Allum 10 6d. . 5.  
Jordan Almds 15 15 .18. 9
1 Jar new Raisons 1.20 Nett 1.5 @ 60/ .17. 8
1 Do Do Currts 1.7 Nett 60/ .18. 9
2 Jarr’s 5/ Cask 3/6 . 8. 6
Jno. Bradshaw Sein
One Saine 65 fathom long 9 feet deep in the middle, 7 feet at ends, ¾ Inch Mesh in the middle 3 strand twine 8.18. 0
2 Coils white rope weight 1 C. o Q. 14 lb. @ 45/3 2.10. 7 1/2
2 Cable laid deepsea lines 4/ . 8.  
A Cask . 5.  
Chas Brown Corks
10 Groce Velvet Corks 2/ 1. 0. 0
Chas Wilkens Oil &ca
6 half pound bottles Mustard @ 1/ . 6.  
2 Quarts fine Oil . 5.  
2 Bottles for Ditto .  . 6
4 Quarts Capers .12.  
4 Bottles for Do . 1.  
4 Quarts of french Olives .10.  
⟨4⟩ Bottles for Do . 1.  
1 Box for the above . 1. 6
Frans Nalder Cheese
To 1 Cheshe Cheese 59½ lb. @ 5½d. 1. 7. 3
To 3 dble Glostr Do 56 6 1. 8. 0
A Case to Do . 1. 8
Benja. Kenton Porter
To 12 dozn Porter, bottled, packd & wir’d at 6/6 3.18. 0
To 1 Cask 5/6 Cartage &ca 3/ . 8. 6
Walr Humphreys Blan[ke]ts
2 Ps. best D[utch] Blankets 87/6 8.15. 0
4 dozn best plad hose No. 5 14/ 2.16.  
Pack cloth 1 Truss . 5.  
 
Jno. Walker Sugar
10 Single Loaves 1. 0. 8 72/ 3.17. 1
10 dble Ditto 2. 24 92/ 3. 5. 8
A Cask . 2. 8
Jas Bryant Trunk
To a large str[on]g travelg lea: Chaize Trunk with oil cloth cover, 3. 3. 0
To Mattg & Cordg Ditto . 1. 6
Jno. Didsbury Shoes
1 pr Boots s’d tops & lea[the]rs 1. 8. 0
4 pr dress shoes 1.14. 0
6 pr W: bla: Calla Pumps 1.13.  
Eliza. Nichols B[lacking] Balls
2 Setts best Shoe Brushs . 3. 4
1 dozn la: blackg Balls . 9.  
J. Brotherton Books
Beverley’s Histy of Virga . 5.  
¼ lb. Sealing Wax . 1.10 1/2
Sterry & Co.4 Leathr
2 Grain Skins .18.  
2 Wax ditto .19.  
1 dozn Orap Soles . 8.  
1 dozn Butt Ditto .15.  
Richards & Co. Hose
1 Mans fine Hatt 1. 0. 0
4 pr Men’s large spun silk hose @ 7/ 1. 8.  
Box for the Hat .  . 8
Robt Harrell W. Cds
To 4 pr Wool Cards 16d. . 5. 4
Price & Nalder Gloves
0.7. Woms. best purple & Crim. Grain Kid Glo[ve]s & Mitts flod 24/5 .14.  
0.7. Woms. best whe grain Kid Glo: & Mitts 21/ .12. 3
Lardner & B[aratt]y Hab[erdasher]y
6 M best s[hor]t wt. pins 8d. . 4. 0
4 M do Corkg Do 12d. . 4.  
500 do Londn Needles 8d. . 3. 4
1 Gro: fine wire shirt Butns . 3.  
 
Mary Scott & Son Cut[ler]y
3 Gro: platd high Butns on Iv[or]y 5/ .15.  
1½ gro: Do Coat 10/ .15.  
3 Setts [s]tro[n]g Pinchbeck buck. 2/66 . 7. 6
3 gro. bla: horn breast 10d. . 2. 6
2 gro. Ditto Coat 18d. . 3.  
1 pr cuttg out Scissars . 1. 2
1 pr pocket Ditto . 1. 6
1 pr finer Ditto . 2.  
1 Shott Bag . 2.  
Geo. Ribright7 Telas[cop]e
To a Mahagony 5 foot 6 Glass Telascope 2.12. 6
A Chest, Cord, & Cording .19.  
Chas Lawrence Taylr
To makg yr mixture in grain Suit, & spare pr of Breech’s 1. 3. 0
To 3½ dozn of rich gold wire Coat Buttons @ 9/ 1.11. 6
To 4½ dozn breast Do 4/6 1. 0. 3
To sowg Silk, Silk twist, Buck[ra]m Stays &ca .10.  
To fine pillow fustion for 2 pr Breechs & 2 pair of Silk Garters .13.  
To Dimoty to the Waistcoat Pockets to the Coat & Wastecoat & Sleeves . 7.  
Leaver Legg Cloth
5½ yds best superfine Cloth in Grain8 high 5.10. 0
6 yds fine Shalloon 2/ .12.  
Wm Hallier Tinn
12 la: Tinn Sheets . 8.  
1 plate Basket . 4. 6
Dennis & Co. Sadlery
2 Very best broad Woolen Cirsingles, lind with Nt[s] leather with Steel Buckles & broad straps . 5.  
2 pieces of Spunge . 2.  
Ann Harris
Paid for 22 yds laylock Tobine @ 9/3 pr yd 10. 3. 6
Paid for 3 yds Persian 2/2 . 6. 6
Pd for 4 dozn Trimgs 3/6 .14.  
Makg the Negligee & Coat 1. 1. 0
Body, Sleeve lin[in]g & ferrt . 3. 6
Making a Stomacher . 2.  
 
James Gordon Seeds
10 lb. true turnep Cabbege9 2.10.  
20 lb. Burnett . 6. 8
20 lb. Lucerne .16. 8
1 Peck earliest Peas . 3.  
1 Galln whe Nonparil . 2.  
1 Galln dwarf Marrow do . 1. 4
1 Oz. Sugr loaf Cabbage . 1.  
1 Oz. late Do . 1.  
1 Oz. Savoy .  . 6
3 Baggs . 2. 3
Chest, Cord, & Cording .19.  
Jno. Stabler Linn
3 ps. headen Rolls off 4 20710 203 101½ 6d. 2.10. 9
1 ps. Irish ⅞ wide high bleachd No. 2 23 yd 15d. 1. 8. 9
1 ps. Do yd do No. 44 25 yds: 2/ 2.10.  
1 ps. fine Do do No. 50 25 [yds.] 3/9 4.13. 9
1 ps. superfine Do 15 25 [yds.] 5/2 6. 9. 2
1 ps. suprfine Cambk 944 ⟨&⟩ Duty 80/ 4.    
Box 4.    
Mauduit & Co. Woolen
1 ps. 6/4 light col[ore]d Duffield 26 yards @ 3/ 3.18.  
1 ps. 6/4 dark col[ore]d Do 25 yds @ 3/ 3.15.  
1 ps. Scarlt Calaman[c]a 40 yds 2. 4.  
Robt Cartony Tea
3 lb. finest Hyson Tea 18/ 2.14.  
6 lb. fine Green Do 14/ 4. 4.  
Canister & Box . 6.  
S. Thorpe Mill[iner]y
A Whe Stomacher & Sleeve knots of Queen’s Ribbon .15.  
A Do of Pink Shot ribbon .15.  
A Green Sattin Coat 3. 0. 0
A Straw Bonnet lind rd & trimd wt. gn ribbon .10. 6
2 Band Boxes . 1.  
A Deal Box . 1. 6
Bevan & Son Apothy
Venice Treacle 4/6 lb. . 4. 6
Diascordium 2/6 lb. . 2. 6
Spt Turpentine 1/6 lbs. 3 oz. 6 . 5.  
Strong Cinnam. Water 2/8 ⟨lbs.⟩ 2 . 5. 4
Green Phials 9d. 6 Dn . 4. 6
 
Phial Corks 4d. 5 Groce . 1. 8
Bottles & Potts . 1. 3
Box & Cord . 2. 6
Christr Reeves11 Chariot &ca
To a new handsome Chariot, made of best Materials, handsomely carvd, carvd anticks to middle of Pillars, & carvd scrowl Corners to top of Pillars & roof, Batten sides, Sweeps of Sides & mouldings rd the roof carvd; with dble ribings, hind batten’s & fore battens archd and carvd; panneld back & Sides Japand & Polishd, & roof Japand; lined wt. green Morocco Leather trimmd with Cuffey Lace, an oval behind, a large Trunk under the Seat, the bottom coverd with red leather, & a handsome carpit to bottom: Plate Glass diamd cut, handsomely Paintd the Body & Carridge, & Whls paintd a glazd green; all the framd Work of Body gilt, handsome scrowl, shields Ornamend wt. flowers all over the Panls, body & Car[riag]e Oil varnishd; the car[riag]e wt. Iron Axletree screwd at end handsomely carvd scrowl Stand[ar]ds twisted behind & before, & Stays of foot board barrs & beads carvd with Scrowls & Paneled; Patent woorm Springs wt. brass Sockets; a boot coverd wt. lea[the]r Japand & garnishd, brass Nails, a han[dsome]e Seat cloth bd wt. brd la[ce] & 2 rows of hand[som]e fringe wt. gimp head, all compt 103. 0. 0
To 4 Venetion Patt. Blinds with Mahy frames 5.10.  
To 4 handsome harness, bridles, brass ornamt pieces on the Straps, brass arch’d Molden Housg & Winkers, polisht Bitts all compleat 14.10.  
To 2 ridg Sadles, stirps & Girths 2.16.  
To 2 Setts of Splinters & 2 main barrs wt. Ironwork 1.16.  
To 2 brass waterg & Plates with high rings . 5.  
To 4 high brass rings, & 2 Waterg Locks & Plates . 8.  
To a new covr made of Green Bays12 1.15.  
To a strong deal case & casing ⟨of⟩ the Body 2.10.  
To Packing up the carridge & wheels .10.  
To Carriage to Waterside    . 4.   
288.18.  
Entry out Searchrs fees & shipg charges 3.17. 6
Freight Primage & Bills of Loadg   8.10. 6 
 12. 8.  
Premo of £320 Insd at 2½ prCt & Policy 6.13. 6
Comn @ 2½ prCt     7.14.   
£315.13. 6

Errors Excepted pr Robt Cary & Co.

ALB, DLC:GW.

1For GW’s order of these goods, see enclosure in GW to Cary, 20 June 1768, and see GW to Cary, 7 July 1768. Invoices of goods for John Parke Custis and Martha Parke Custis dated 28 Sept. 1768 are in DLC:GW.

2Alexander Duning was a corn factor and biscuit baker in Lower Shadwell, London.

3That is, 1 hundredweight, o quarters, and 14 pounds weight.

4Newman Sterry & Co. were curriers and leather cutters at no. 13 Snow Hill.

5A dozen pair of the gloves and mittens cost twenty-four shillings.

6Pinchbeck, named after watchmaker Christopher Pinchbeck (d. 1732), was an alloy of copper and zinc used in making clocks and cheap jewelry. It had become a term used for anything of deceptive appearance and of small value.

7George Ribright was an optician.

8GW wrote in a “+” before and after the word “Grain.”

9GW wrote an “e” above the second “a” in “Cabbage.”

10GW wrote “207” above “off 4.”

11Christopher Reeves was a chariotmaker at Blackman Street, Southwark. For GW’s expressions of dissatisfaction with the coach after it was made, see GW to Cary, 20 Aug. 1770.

12“Bays” is “baize.”

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