Invoice to Robert Cary & Company
Augt 20th 1770
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 Gimblets from the smal[les]t Size to an 8d. 2 dozn Do from an 8d. to the largest Spike 6 Cowpers jointer Bitts abt 3 Inchs wide 6 Ditto Croe Irons small 1 dozn Do drawg Knives 6 Cowpers dowelling Bitts 4 Howelling Knives
2 pr best Small Scissars @ 2/ 1 pr Do Do Do 2/6 2 pr large Do 2 la: dry rubbg Brushs wt. lead on the Top 4 Clamps for Do 25 lb. drop Shott next size to high Bristol 20 Groce of Corks 1 fine lawn Sieve 6 Course hair Sifters 2 lb. of Blewstone
2 lb. of Spirma Citi 3 lb. of Glover1 Salts 6 lb. Spirit of Turpentine 10 lb. flower Sulpher 2 lb. of Carraway Seed2 Powder of Musk half an Oz. 2 Quarts Stoutons Bitters ½ lb. Venice treacle ½ lb. Diascordium 4 Oz. Tincture of Castor 4 Oz. Gutteviti 4 Oz. Salvolatili 4 Oz. Salarmoniac 1 Pint Spirits of Hartshorn ½ Pint Universal Balsam 12 Papers Doctr James’s Powders3 6 Clyster Pipes4 10 lb. Salt Petre 2 lb. best white Ginger 4 Oz. Mace 4 Oz. of Nutmegs 4 Oz. of Cinnamon 4 Oz. of Cloves 8 half lb. Bottles of the best flour of Mustd
½ Rheam la: & thick writg Paper Cut ½ Rheam ¼ Cut Do Do 6 Papers best Ink Powder 1 Box Wafers
10 lb. best Shoe thread 20 lb. best Sowing Do 2 lb. finest whited Brown Do 2 Oz. of 2/ Do 1 Oz. of finest blue Markg Ditto 5 pieces of Brown Rolls @ 5d. 6 pieces of best Oznabrigs 2 ps. Irish Linnen @ 1/3 3 ps. Ditto Do 3/6 2 ps. of Cambk or Kentg not to excd 3/ pr yd 2 ps. of Cambk @ 6/ pr Yd & not to exceed it 1 ps. of Purple & white Call[ic]o @ 2/ pr yd 1 ps. fine whe Call[ic]o @ 3/ pr Yd & not to exd it 1 ps. Purple & whe Pockt Handfs @ 2/ For Nettg Purses—4 oz. Scarlet Silk Twist, 4 Oz. Green Do Do A White Sattin Bonnett 3 Raw Chip Do5 12 pr Mens Middle sizd thrd Hose @ 2/ not to exceed 5/ pr pair—8 pr bla: Calla Pumps, 2 pr thin Leathr Do, 2 pr Ditto Do Shoes 2 dozn pr best plaid Hose No. 3 4 dozn pr Do Do No. 4 5 Dozn Do Do No. 5 1 ps. handsome col[ore]d Duroy not to exceed 34/—With Buttons, Silk, Twist, & thrd for Do 100 Fathom of Deep Sea Line A Protractor 4¼ Inchs in Diamr—In other respects exactly agreeable to the model sent—with a difft Scale on the lower side
Of Queen’s China—1 dozn sml Tea Cups with Handles 1 dozn Sawcers to Do 1 Middle sized Tea & Milk Pott 6 Salts 1 2 Galln Bowl 1 1½ Galln bowl 1 Gallon Do 2 3 Quart Do 2 5 Pint Do 2 2 Qt Do 2 3 pint Do 3 Quart Do 3 pint & ½ Do
1 pr of Jean Stays made of Pack threadbone6 by the Measure Inclosed
2. Caraway seeds were used to treat stomach complaints.
3. Dr. Robert James’s powders were commonly used to treat fevers.
4. Clyster pipes were used for enemas.
5. These are bonnets made of thin strips of wood or woody fiber.
6. Pack threadbone was a strip of whalebone used to stiffen stays.