George Washington Papers

Enclosure: Invoice from William McGachen, 1764


Invoice from William McGachen

[London 1764]

Invoice of Sundrys bought by Captn Willm McGachin for my use and brought in by himself1

Willm Webster Jeweller2
For a new Key piece to a Chain and Swivel for a Man’s Watch
[£] . 7.6
Mending all the ringholes to the middle & strengthening the Rings . 4. 
Gold added to the Chain 0.22 G[rai]ns
Do to the Swivel     1. 2
     2. 0  . 8. 
Danl Moore Pistols3
To a new Silver Mounted shamback work Pistol, made to fellow another, Mold, Key Bags, & the old one cleaned &ca 2.12.6
Abernithy &ca Cruits4
To 3 Cruits cut to Pattern @2/ . 6. 
Charles Topping Seeds5
1 Bushel fine St Foine Seed . 4.6
1 Canvas Bag . 1. 
£4. 3.6

ALB, DLC:GW. The invoice is undated, but it is preceded and followed in GW’s letter book by invoices dated 1764. It is undoubtedly the “bills of parcels” that McGachen enclosed in his letter of 6 June 1764.

1McGachen’s Tryal entered the Potomac on 31 May 1764.

2William Webster was a watchmaker in Change Alley, London.

3Daniel Moore was a gunmaker at 24 Fenchurch Street.

4This may be the firm of potters, Abernethy & Livie, in Hermitage Street, Wapping.

5Charles Topping was a seedsman on Leadenhall Street.

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