|Octr 2—||To Do [cash] recd for 12 lb. Hemp||£ 0. 5. 0|
|9—||To do of Captn Darrell to pay into the Treasury||85. 6.111|
|To Do won at a horse Race||0. 3. 6|
|15—||To Do of Colo. [George William] Fairfax by Mr Jos. Lane||20. 0. 0|
|Octr 2—||By Wm Hunt in full for Ditching||3.16. 6|
|7—||By Cash pd Jno. Prescot Balle||3.12. 6|
|By Charity||0. 5. 0|
|9—||By Mrs Cleveland for her trouble of keepg Ho. while we were at the Springs in Augt2||1.16. 0|
|10—||By Lund Washington to be Acct. for||15. 0. 0|
|By Exps. in bringg a horse from Springs||0. 6. 0|
|By Bryan Allison’s Acct||2. 1. 6|
|11—||By Ferriages &ca at Ledlars||0.13.10|
|13—||By Do at Nomony||0. 2.10|
|16—||By Henry Self for Negro Woman Sarah3||40. 0. 0|
|By 12 Water plates||4. 2. 6|
|19—||By Negroes ferriages 2/6. Servts 5/||0. 7. 6|
|By Ferriage at Russes 6/—Servts 2/||0. 8. 0|
|By Exps. at Evans’s 9/6—Ferriages at [William] Frazers 3/4||0.12. 6|
|20—||By Do at West point 4/6. ferrymen 1/9||0. 6. 3|
|By Subscribtion for the Octr Purse 1767 pd An: Hay5||1. 0. 0|
|26—||By Coachman 1/3. Servt 4/6—Do 3/3||0. 9. 0|
|28—||By Benja. Herndon for a Horse for Carolina Pl[antatio]n6||3. 4. 0|
|By Cash pd the Treasury for Mr. S: Darrell7||85. 6.11|
|By Washing 3/—Sho[ein]g horse 2/6||0. 5. 6|
AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 255.
1. Sampson Darrell (d. 1777) was sheriff of Fairfax County, and GW carried for the sheriff £30 in paper currency and £55.6.11 in gold to Robert Carter Nicholas, the colonial treasurer in Williamsburg (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 236).
2. This may be the wife of the overseer of River farm, James Cleveland. Mrs. Washington’s two children had remained at Mount Vernon during the five-week absence of their mother and stepfather.
4. Frazier’s ferry crossed the Mattaponi.
5. The Virginia Gazette (Purdie and Dixon; Williamsburg) reported on 29 Oct. 1767: “On Thursday last Valiant Tryall, the property of the Hon. William Byrd, Esq; won the 100£ purse at the race ground near this city, with great ease, against Col. [John] Baylor’s horse Britannicus, and Young Briton, belonging to the estate of the Hon. Philip Ludwell, deceased.”
6. For GW’s “Carolina” plantation, see Deed from Marmaduke Norfleet, 26 April 1766, and notes.