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) 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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