George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, April 1770

Cash Accounts

[April 1770]

Cash
Apl 12— To Willm Gardner weavg 13 Yds Cloth @ 1/3 £ 0.16. 31
13— To Andw Robinson for wheat &ca 0.10. 0
27— To G. ⟨Sl⟩ackum for 20 Bls of Salt @ 2/6––£2.10.0 13 M Herrings @ 3/—1.19.255 White fish 10/—1.5.6 5 lbs. Bacon .3.42 5.17.10
28— To Cash for 3 M Herrings 0.10. 0
To Mr Richd Watts Weaving3 0.16. 0
Contra
Aprl 6— By Mr Harrison for his opinion4 0.12. 0
By Postage of a Letter 0. 0. 7 1/2
7— By Andw Robinson in part for work5 2. 0. 0
By Edwd Williams 3.12.10
By Joseph Gourt6 3. 0. 0
10— By Expences at Cameron 0. 1. 3
By James Connel7 3. 0. 0
13— By Andrew Robinson pr Acct 4.10. 0
 
16— By Jonathan Palmer 4. 0. 0
By Augs. Darrell for Acct of Mrs S. Johnston8 8. 5. 0
18— By Mr Christian Entrance for P[atsy] Custis and Milly Posey9 2. 0. 0
By 175 Bushl Oyster shells @ 18/ Mill 1.11. 6
20— By Willm Gardner for a Copper Kettle 5. 6. 0
26— By Captn Posey pr Acct 11.16. 4
27— By G. Slackum for 1257 ⟨feet⟩ Inch & ¼ P[lan]k @ 6/8—£4.3.9 Ditto 3696 Inch Do 6/—11.1.910 15. 5. 6
By Cash gave away 0. 5. 0
29— By William Skilling 0. 6. 0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 314.

1Gardner in August 1769 brought in the thread to be woven and in November received the finished broadcloth (Weavers’ Account).

2This was probably George Slackum (Slacum; 1756-1810) who in 1776 was living in Dorchester County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Slackum was a Tory during the Revolution.

3GW’s weaving account for 1767–71 records weaving 8 yards and two quarters of “Coverleds” for “Mr Watts,” at a cost of seventeen shillings (DLC:GW).

5Andrew Robinson made and repaired nets and seines for GW from 1765 through 1768 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 196).

6Joseph Goart (Gourt, Goord) agreed on 2 Feb. 1770 to quarry sandstone for the walls of GW’s new mill at the rate of £3 per month. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 333, 340, and Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:217.

7GW recorded having “rid to the Genl. Muster at Cameron” on 10 April, where he gave James Connell £3 in partial payment for “Work done to my House in Alex[andri]a” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:227; Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 321).

8On this day GW gave to Augustus Darrell (d. 1777) £8.5 so that Darrell could “redeem” the “House under Execution” belonging to his future wife, Sarah McCarty Johnston, widow of George Johnston of Belvale and sister of Daniel McCarty (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 300).

9Francis Christian of Richmond County was holding dancing classes at Mount Vernon and Gunston Hall. The £2 paid him was the entrance fee for the two girls.

10See note 2.

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