George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Jackson, 26 May 1757

To Robert Jackson

[Fort Loudoun, 26 May 1757]

To Mr Robert Jackson Fredericksburgh.
Dear Sir,

The following is a list of necessaries wanted for the public works at this place. I must beg the favour of you to send them up by the first waggon, if they are not already sent by the direction of Capt. Mercer.


2 Barrels of 4d. Nails 2 Bar. of Span. Brown
1 ditto Flooring Brads 2 do spanish whiting
1 do 4d. Brads 1 do white-Lead
60 pairs of small HL Hinges 6 lb. Lampblack
40 ditto large do for Doors 8 do verdigrease
20 Door-locks (spring) 10 do Red-lead
4 largest stock-locks for the Magazines 20 do Yellow Oaker
200 panes windowglass, 8 by 10
50 lbs. Glue—1 doz. glue-brushes 1 dozen white-wash-brushes.1
2 doz. painting-brushes from the largest to the smallest size

I must also beg the favor of you to send me, on my own account, as much course Fustian or Jeans, as will make a boy, about the size of the Bearer, a coat, waistcoat & breeches, with proper Trimmings; Let the Jeans be of a darkish colour, and the buttons, course metal. I am Sir, Your most obedt Hble Servant



Robert Jackson (d. 1764), a friend of GW’s, was a Fredericksburg merchant.

1Presumably the equipment and supplies that GW was ordering were needed in the building of Fort Loudoun at Winchester.

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