|Augt 15—||To Ditto [cash] for Smiths Work||£ 0. 2.0|
|To Ditto of Captn [John] Posey||2. 0.0|
|16—||To Ditto of Mr Jno. Muir—Mr Barnes’s order Assignd1||15. 0.0|
|To Ditto of Mr Josias Bell for Carpenters W[ork]||41.15.82|
|To Ditto of Captn Posey—Virga Paper||18. 0.0|
|To Ditto in Gold 2—pistoles||2. 8.0|
|Augt 1—||By Beggar 5/—Ditto Do 2/6||0. 7.6|
|By Card Money £10||10. 0.0|
|7—||By taking up Sam 5/3||0. 5.0|
|11—||By Mr McGowan on Acct of Collo. Lewis4||7. 0.0|
|12—||By Mr Watson 30/5—Gerrd Bowling Inspg Tobo 13/6||2. 3.6|
|By 6 yards worsted Shag of Mr Wilson 7/6||2. 5.0|
|13—||By Exps. Inspectg Tobo 7/6—takg up Sam 10/||0.17.6|
|By Mr [Henry] Rozers Groom 10/||0.10.0|
|17—||By 2½ Bushls Onions 8/—pd Freight of Goods 2/6||0.10.6|
|By Servants||0. 2.6|
|25—||By Saml Johnson Junr for Balle due for Corn||9. 8.6|
|By Jno. McClockland for Weaving||1. 3.6|
|By Servant 1/3||0. 1.3|
|31—||By Cash paid Bryan Allison||12. 0.0|
|By Josias Cooke||3. 0.0|
AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 166–67.
1. John Muir was a merchant in Alexandria, and Mr. Barnes was probably Abraham Barnes, a planter in Truro Parish, Fairfax County.
2. According to an entry dated 25 May 1763 in GW’s account with Turner Crump, the overseer of GW’s slave carpenters, the charges on the work they had done for Josias Beall came to a total of £56.15.8, of which Crump received £8.14.8½ as his share (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 121). See Cash Accounts, 1761, n.75.
3. Two of GW’s slaves at Mount Vernon were named Sam, one a carpenter and the other a field hand on Muddy Hole farm.
4. GW entered on this date in his account with Fielding Lewis, “To Ditto [cash] paid Mr [Walter] Magowan at yr request . . . [£]7” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 8).