George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, January 1772

Cash Accounts

[January 1772]

Jany  1— To Cash Won at Cards £ 6. 2.0
1— By Cash paid Mr Cunningham of Alexa. for Sundry Branding Irons from Philada1 3.16.0
5— By my Expens. at Arrells Settling Colo. [Thomas] Colvills Estate Accts with the Assignees of J[ohn] Semple2 1.17.9
By Michl Gretter for 1 Qr of Beef 46 lb. @ 3d. 0.11.6
7— By Lund Washington 12. 0.0
By Freight of Oats &ca from the Eastn Shore3 10.13.4
10— By a Mare bought of Edwd Woffing 5. 0.0
By Susanna Bishop layg Doll & Knittg a pr of Stockings4 0.15.0
15— By Colo. Fairfax’s Servants 1.10.0
By Jonathan Palmer 5. 0.0
19— By Thomas Williams 2.10.0
23— By Mr [Thomas] Richardson of Geo: Town for Bottles £10.10.0 Pensa. equal to Virga 7.17.6
24— By a pair of Leather Breeches for Will 1.10.0
By Dominicus Hovenor5 2.10.0

AD, Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 3, and Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 356. For the duplication of entries for January, February, and part of March 1772, see note 9 in the cash accounts for December 1771.

1This may be Archibald Cunningham, a merchant who resided in Alexandria in 1773.

2For the complications arising out of John Semple’s purchase of the Maryland tract from Thomas Colvill and the steps taken by GW and the other trustees of the Colvill estate to deal with them, see source note, Semple to GW, 8 Jan. 1770. GW was in Alexandria a number of times between 31 Dec. 1771 and 5 Jan. 1772 to meet with Thomas Montgomerie and others involved in this matter.

3GW noted on 8 Jan. that he had “Receivd 563½ Bushels of Oats from Arlington,” John Parke Custis’s plantation in Northampton County (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:88).

4In 1772 GW owned two other slaves named Doll besides the house servant of that name.

5This is Dominicus Gubner, whom GW usually listed as “Hovenor,” or “Havenor.” See Cash Accounts, September 1770, n.3.

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