George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Webster & Son, 15 July 1772

To Webster & Son

[July 15th 1772]


The Inclos’d new Watch Key, is one of the 3 wch were sent me last year by Webster & Son in consequence of my desiring them to be very neat1—the other two are exactly like it, & chargd at 1/6 each, when I could have bought as many as I pleasd in the Shops here (rather neater) at 6d. or 7½ a piece this Cy. I again wish to have two very different from this Common sort—to be of the size of the old one, & one of them to work like it, the other as the new one; but both to be of the best kind, & much handsomer and neater than either.2

G. W——n

ALB, DLC:GW. This memorandum was written at the end of GW’s invoice to Cary of this date.

Webster & Son were watchmakers at 26 Change Alley, London.

1The three keys are listed in the Invoice from Robert Cary & Co., 3 Dec. 1771.

2Cary’s invoice of 29 Sept. 1772 lists from Webster & Son “A watch Key” for 1s. 6d.

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