George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Mitchell, 26 June 1780

Philada 26 June 1780

Dr Sir

Your Excellency’s favor of the 18th Instant, did not come to hand before the 23d Instant in the Evening. I have sent apiece of Iron and a piece of Drilling by the Bearer Peter Misner Express, with Moulds, Thread, Silk & hair. I hope they will please; I cou’d not get any of the best White Drilling, this is Strong & good. hope there is sufficient Lining & triming for the whole. I got a Taylor to procure them—If any thing is wanting it shall be sent immediately—inclosed is copy of the Bills of cost, I have a prospect of geting a good Butler for your Excellency. if his Charicter on examination proves good I will send him on, & send some Tea & Sugar with him.

Mrs Washington is very well & expects to sett off for Virginia on Sunday next—the Chariot will be finished on Thursday or Friday next. & I believe will please your Lady—notwithstanding my constant aplication to Mr Bringhurst he did not get the Carriage done in time—I sent Six Bottles of Mustard by Willet an Express. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Your Excellency’s Most Obedt hum Servt

Jn. Mitchell

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

Enclosure

20-26 June 1780

20th June 1780
Col. Jno. Mitchell D.Q.M. Gl
for Genl Washington
Bot of Wm Sitgreaves Dollars
1 Loaf Sugar w. 7 lb. 13 gr. @ 16 Dolls. 125.
20th June 1780
Col. Jno. Mitchell D.Q.M. Gl
for Genl Washington
Bot of Sam Whetherill Junr Ds.
21 Yards Jane @ 68 Dolls. per Yard 1428
20th June 1780
Col. Jno. Mitchell D.Q.M. Gl
for Genl Washington
Bot of Richd Footman
1 lb. Green Tea @   £105
June 23d 1780
Coll Mitchell D.Q.M. Gl
(for His Excelly Genl Washington)
Bot of Saml. Saville Dollrs
To 3 Bottles Mustard @ 35 Dolls. 105
3 Ditto Do 40 Do 120
Dollrs 225
26th June 1780
Coll John Mitchell D.Q.M. Gl
(for His Excelly Genl
Washington) Bot of Patk Moore £350:
To 1 piece Drilling
26th June 1780
John Mitchell D.Q.M. Gl
Bot of John Eldridge for His
Excelly Genl Washington
Doll[rs]
6 yds Linen @ 50 Dollars 300
6 Sticks Twist @ 10 Do 60
4 Skeins Silk 15 Do 60
10 Dozn Molds 4 Do 40
3 Doz. Do 2 Do 6
18 Doz. D. 2 D. 36
2 Doz. D. 4 D. 8
Thread 20
Dollars 530

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