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Virginia Williamsburg
5th October 1769

Robert Carter presents begs the favor of Messrs Hyndman
& Lancaster merchants to send him the following
Goods & have them insured and if they be
lost to ship the like merchantdise for Robert Carter

a silver drinking Cup & Cover to contain
one pottle, to cost about 25£ sterling
a silver Cross to set a salad, center Dish,
or any other figure that be more convenient
2 silver Salvers 11 Inches diamiter
a gold watch Chain for a Woman's Watch
a Chamber organ, see directions, which is to be
sent to the maker, who shall make it
5 10 tunes or musical Composition regulated
to the measure of the new version of
Davids Psalms, for an organ and a variety
of interludes or voluntaries after the
stanzas, proper for each tune
5 10 approved Songs either old or new in
score and Basses figured Note the
above music to be written and revised
by a master of music
2 box german Flutes the ends which recieve
the pieces to be hooped & mounted with Silver
they to be in unison with the organ

The following Directions to be observed in
making an Organ for the use of a Gentleman
in Williamsburg Virginia

The Case to be made of Deal & painted to
resemble mahogony As it is designed for a
Chamber, its hight must not exceed 8 or
9 feet; the width & debth to be determined
by the space requisite for the pipes, which must
be so capacious, that they be not crouded
Care be taken that a convenient place be al
lowed under the Keys to receive the knees of
the performer In Fashion & appearance
it must represent a Book Case with
folding