|Apl 29—||To Do [cash] from Jno. Relfe Esqr. by Mr Jno. Orr||£86.16. 31|
|Apl 1—||By taking up Abram2||0.15. 0|
|2—||By James Boyle weighing of Hemp3||0.12. 6|
|10—||By Exps. to the Convict Ship 3 Dollars||1. 2. 64|
|By Peter Green||1. 5. 0|
|By Exps. in taking Cloe out of P[rison] 15 Dollrs||5.12. 65|
|11—||By Lund Washington||20. 0. 0|
|Do Ditto 20 Dollars||7.10. 06|
|By Mrs Washington||5. 0. 0|
|13—||By repairing my Harness||0. 3. 6|
|By Servants||0. 1. 0|
|By Colo. Henry Lee for 1 Bl of Cranburys||2. 0. 0|
|By Exps. at Dumfries||0. 8. 6|
|By Do at Colchester & Mr Brents7||0. 4. 6|
|17—||By Mr Dangerfield8||3. 0. 0|
|By Exps. from Fredg to Colo. [Burwell] Bassetts||1.15. 5|
|29—||By Do to, & from the Dismal Swamp||1.18.10|
|By Mr Nicholas for Blans flower Duncan9||1. 0. 0|
AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 230.
1. In an entry dated 11 Mar. 1766 GW charges John Relfe of Philadelphia £146 for 1,168 bushels of Indian corn @2/6. He enters a second payment in his cash accounts on 1 May 1766 and a third on 14 Jan. 1767 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 229). For John Relfe’s disputed bill of exchange, see GW to Robert Cary & Co., 20 July 1767.
2. Abram appears for the first time in 1766 among the slaves in GW’s Memorandum: List of Tithables and Taxable Land and Property, c.16 June 1766. He was a slave on River farm where James Cleveland was overseer.
6. This is Maryland currency.
7. It has not been determined which of the Brents this was.
8. This was probably the William Daingerfield who lived at Fredericksburg and Coventry, Spotsylvania County, and who died in 1781.
9. Blanchflower Duncan was a shoemaker. Nicholas may be Robert Carter Nicholas.