George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, January 1760

Cash Accounts

[January 1760]

1760  To Ben: Hubbard &ca Bond & Intt of the Estate1 £358.15. 0
Jany 7— To Cash of John Peake for Smiths Work 0.15. 7 1/2
9— Ditto of Samuel Johnston for Ditto 0.10. 4
Ditto of Gilbt Simpson by ditto & for Smiths Work 0. 7. 0
Ditto of Jno. Carney—for Ditto 0. 5. 0
Ditto of George Taylor—for Ditto 0. 3. 1
22— Ditto of Mr French—for Ditto 0. 4. 0
23— Ditto of Mr Humphrey Peake Do 0. 6. 3
Ditto of Henry Taylor—for Ditto2 0. 7. 6
Jany 3— By Cash pd Bryan Allison3 3. 1. 0
9— By ditto paid for Rilbon 0.10. 7 1/2
12— By Mrs Washington 2. 5. 0
By a pair of Stockings for Nat4 0. 2. 6
By Expences at Colchester5 0. 6. 6
By Ferriages 3/9. Expens. at Colchester 16/3 1. 0. 0
14— By Expences at Allans 1/3—ditto at Staffd Court 10/6 0.11. 3
By Ditto at PortRoyal 5/. Mr Giberne’s Servts 2/67 0. 7. 6
By Colo. Carters Servants 2/68—gave Sailors 1/3 0. 3. 9
16— By 27½ lb. German Steel @ 10d. 1. 2.11
By 1 dutch Oven 45½ lb. 0.11. 4 1/2
By 1 Iron Pot 40 lb. 0.11. 8
By Colo. Champes Servants 2/3. Ferry at Fredg 1/9 0. 3. 3
19— By Expences at Dumfries 14/1½—Ferry at Occo[qua]n 1/10½10 0.16. 0
By Six packs of Cards 6/. 1 Snaffle Bridle 3/9 0. 9. 9
By Children’s Books 1/3 0. 1. 3
By Vale Crawford, lent11 4. 0. 0
By Pork of [ ] 443 lbs. @ 22/ pr Ct 4.17. 6
22— By Ditto of Mr French 2473 lbs. @ 22/612 27.12. 6
By Jno. Gladdin’s Order paid Mr French for Plank13 2. 0. 0
25— By Butter paid Mr Kirkpatrick14 71 lb. @ 9d. 2.13. 3
By Mrs Washington 0. 2. 6

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 63.

1The general account of the Custis estate indicates that Benjamin Hubbard and John Robinson had paid £47.0.7 as interest in full on a loan of £350 from John Custis (doc. III-B, Settlement of the Daniel Parke Custis Estate, 20 April 1759–5 Nov. 1761). On 8 Nov. 1759 GW noted in the Custis Estate account in Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 57, that Hubbard and Robinson owed £8.15, one-half year’s interest on £350.

2Samuel Johnston (Johnson), Sr., Gilbert Simpson, Jr., John Carney, and Henry Taylor were GW’s tenants at Mount Vernon; the two brothers John and Humphrey Peake, Daniel French, and George Taylor were planters owning land in the vicinity of Mount Vernon. French, a wealthy planter living at Rose Hill to the west of Alexandria, owned a plantation on Dogue Run, which GW added to Mount Vernon in 1786.

3Bryant Allison (Alliston) was a tailor whom GW often employed until 1772 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 68). Allison had come from England in 1737 as an indentured servant and served GW’s father Augustine Washington for one year of his time before the Washington family removed to Ferry Farm.

4Nat was a young slave at GW’s Home House Farm at Mount Vernon.

5Colchester was a small settlement on Occoquan Creek about eight miles from Mount Vernon. GW left Mount Vernon on 12 Jan. to conduct Anna Maria Bassett, Martha Washington’s younger sister, to Port Royal on the Rappahannock below Fredericksburg, where her husband Burwell Bassett was to meet her and return with her to Eltham.

6Stafford Court House at this time was on the Potomac upstream from Marlborough.

7The Rev. Isaac William Giberne was living at Thomas Turner’s (d. 1758) plantation Walsingham in King George County across the Rappahannock from Port Royal. Port Royal was a small port town on the Rappahannock River.

8After leaving the Bassetts at Port Royal, Giberne and GW dined with Charles Carter (1707–1764) of Cleve (ibid., 1:224).

9GW and Giberne spent the night of 15 Jan. with John Champe of Lambs Creek, and GW traveled early on the sixteenth to his mother’s house at Ferry Farm and went into Fredericksburg where he bought the steel, the oven, and the iron pot (ibid.).

10GW left his mother’s place on 17 Jan. and arrived home the next day.

11Perhaps Valentine Crawford brought the letter from Christopher Hardwick that GW got on 19 Jan. (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 1:226). Crawford lived near GW’s Bullskin plantation where Hardwick was overseer.

12GW wrote in his diary on this date: “Killd 17 more Hogs which were bought of Mr. [Daniel] French who was here ready to see them weighd & to receive his Money” (ibid., 227).

13John Gladden was granted a license to run an ordinary in Fairfax County in 1755.

14GW “engagd a Keg of Butter of Mr. Kirkpatrick” in Alexandria on 7 Jan. (ibid., 216). GW’s former military secretary John Kirkpatrick and his brother Thomas were in business together in the town.

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