George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, January 1759

Cash Accounts

[January 1759]

Jany 5th 59 To Ditto [cash] of Mr Boyd pr Acct £149.19.71
Jany By a Coach 2/6. Exps. at Chissels 5/.  Cards 20/2 1. 7.6
By Servants 2/6.  Cards 60/ 3. 2.6
By Thos Bishop—lent 2. 3.0

D, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 52, 55.

1Paymaster Alexander Boyd paid GW money owed him for his service as colonel of the Virginia Regiment. It would appear that GW collected his salary on the day before his marriage on 6 January. He received an additional £14.4.4 in April 1760 (Cash Accounts) that was still owed him for his military service. His salary as colonel was £1.10 a day. See GW to Robert Dinwiddie, 10 June 1757, n.5.

2Perhaps GW spent the night before his wedding playing cards at Chiswell’s ordinary, which was near Mrs. Custis’s house.

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