Letter, to Mrs. Shelbury, August 10, 1764

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Title

Letter, to Mrs. Shelbury, August 10, 1764

Description

Letter regarding an order for women's clothing from London

Creator

Martha Washington (copy in the hand of George Washington)

Source

Fields, Joseph E. 'Worthy Partner': The Papers of Martha Washington. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Date

1764-08-10

Contributor

Joseph E. Fields, editor

Language

eng

Type

Published version of manuscript document

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George Washington Papers, Library of Congress

Citation

Fields, Joseph E. 'Worthy Partner': The Papers of Martha Washington. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.

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To - Mrs. Shelbury - Milliner Dean Street Soho. London

Madam                                                                  August - 1764

In an Invoice to Mr Cary I have directed all the goods for Miss Custis's use to be got from you as I approvd of your last years choice - Such things as Misses of her age usually wear here I have sent for; but if you can get those which may be more genteel and proper for her, I shall have no objections to it, provided it is done with frugality, for as she is only nine years old a superfluity, or expence in dress would be altogether unnecessary - you will please to observe that all her things is to be charged separate from mine altho both accounts will be paid you by Robt. Cary Esq & Co.

I have also ordered a few things for my own use together with a pair of stays which I beg may be very good, easy made, and very thin, - The Ruffles you sent last year I have kept myself and desired Mr Cary to pay you for them - Mr Washington wrote Mr Cary in February last to purchase of you a french necklace & earings for me - if they are not already sent, I woud rather choose a blew Turkey stone Necklace and Earings sent in their place if the price does not exceed two Guineas -

I am Madam
Yr very Hble Servt
Martha Washington

Mount Vernon
10th August 1764

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Martha Washington (copy in the hand of George Washington), "Letter, to Mrs. Shelbury, August 10, 1764," in Martha Washington, Item #390, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/390 (accessed September 25, 2018).