|June 9—||To Ditto [cash] of Jno. Gist for Smiths Acct for self & Mother1||£1.13.9|
|To Ditto of Mr Sampson Darrel—for Ditto||1.11.0|
|21—||To Ditto of Captn Possey—Balle Accts||5.17.6|
|To Ditto of Mr Piper for 20,602 lbs. Tobo @ 20/ prCt2||206. 0.5|
|June 2—||By Mr Mercer. A fee for his Opinion in Cliftons dispute3||5. 0.0|
|By Cash gave Widow Nation’s||0.10.0|
|5—||By ditto gave Jno. Askew 20/||1. 0.0|
|By ditto pd Mr Wm Digges for Hay4||14. 0.0|
|10—||By 6 packs Cards 7/6—lost at Ditto 7/6||0.15.0|
|By Mrs Washington||5. 0.0|
|13—||By Colo. [Fielding] Lewis Balle Accts||63. 8.1 1/2|
|By Cards 2/6. By my Store Acct wt. Mr D. Craig 98/35||5. 0.9|
|17—||By Mr Mercers claim on Cliftons Sale of Land6||266. 0.6|
|By Mr Wisheart old Acct7||0.11.6|
|By Expences at Mrs Chews||2. 3.9|
|By 1 pr Scissars 1/3—pd Robt Cunningham Publick Acct 7/68||0. 8.9|
|21—||By Captn Possey for two Grey Horses bought||26. 0.0|
|By Cash lent Jeremiah Mitchell9||2. 0.0|
|22—||By a pair of Shoes for Peter the Smith—cost||0. 6.0|
|By Cash gave for the Sufferers at Boston by Fire10||12. 0.0|
|By Ditto advancd Hosea Bazill11||0.10.0|
AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 95.
2. GW sold Harry Piper twenty hogsheads of tobacco, which included nine of overseer Richard Stephens’s crop, eight of overseer Christopher Hardwick’s crop of fifteen hogsheads, and one hogshead each from renters John Gist, William Nations, and Thomas Petit (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 103–4). On 10 Aug. 1760 GW explained to Richard Washington that he had sold all of his Potomac tobacco locally.
4. GW records having paid William Digges, of Warburton Manor, Md., £14 “at your own House” for “8000 Weight of Hay” received on 15 Feb. 1760 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 101).
5. David Craig died intestate in Fairfax County early in 1760 or late in 1759, leaving a sizable estate.
6. John Mercer was among the defendants in Clifton’s suit in the General Court.
7. This was probably Henry Wisheart, a merchant of Loudoun County.
8. Robert Cunningham was probably the man who lived east of Mills Gap in Frederick County. He was undoubtedly being paid for supplies or services furnished the army.
9. The artisan Jeremiah Mitchell received £21.16.6 from GW on 1 Dec. 1760 for ninety-seven days of work rebuilding GW’s mill (ibid., 102).
10. On 20 Mar. Boston was subjected to “the most terrible Fire that has happened in this Town, or perhaps in any other Part of North-America.” Although there was no loss of life nearly four hundred homes and businesses were destroyed, and estimates of damages went as high as £300,000 sterling. The legislature instructed Gov. Thomas Pownall to send briefs throughout the colonies for contributions for the homeless and for burned-out businesses (Pennsylvania Gazette [Philadelphia], 3 April 1760).