|Augt 16—||To Cash recd from Mr Montgomerie difficient in Dollars paid me formerly1||£ 4. 0.4|
|3—||By Servants||0. 3.0|
|By Cash paid David Cowan in part of Wages||5. 0.0|
|5—||By Ditto paid Jonn Palmer Do Do||8. 0.0|
|9—||By Jno. Sheridine for his Lease2||6.15.0|
|12—||By Cash paid Robt Conway for 8216 feet of Inch Pine Plank @ 6/||24.13.0|
|16—||By ditto paid John Alton||5. 0.0|
|By Ditto in lieu of 2 bad Bills||2. 0.0|
|By Mr Chas Turner on acct of Colo. Colvills Estate3||4. 9.9|
|By Cash advancd Gilbert Simpson||6. 0.0|
|18—||By Colo. Fairfax’s Gardner||0. 5.0|
|22—||By Cash paid Mr Robt Hooe pr Mr Richd Harrison a Fee to Mr Thos Johnson||2. 8.0|
|24—||By Cash sent by Gilbert Simpson to Captn Crawford to pay the assessment of my Land on Youghiogany £11.5. Pensa4||9. 0.0|
|26—||By Cash paid Chrr Shade||8. 0.0|
|By ditto paid Jno. Brickay for 368 Bls Oystr sh.||3. 6.3|
|By Servants||0. 3.0|
|28—||By Cards||3. 4.0|
|31—||By Aaron Sterlg for 2003 feet Inch & ¼ Plk @ 1d.5||8. 7.0|
AD, Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 91.
2. Since 1741 John Sheridine of Charles County, Md., had been leasing 200 acres of the tract at Mount Vernon which GW bought from William Clifton in 1760. On 9 Aug. 1773 Sheridine signed a quitclaim and a receipt, giving up his lease for GW’s payment of £9 Maryland currency. A photographic copy of the quitclaim and receipt, in GW’s hand with Sheridine’s mark affixed and witnessed by Caleb Stone, Thomas Bishop, and David Cowan, is in MWA. A typescript is in CD-ROM:GW.
3. This transaction with Charles Turner is in GW’s account with the Colvill estate as a trustee (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 21).
5. The entry in GW’s Cash Memoranda, 1772-75 description begins “Pocket-day-Book or Cash-Memorandums,” 9 Aug. 1772–27 May 1773, 29 May 1773–22 March 1774, 26 Oct. 1774–3 May 1775. Manuscript in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. 24 March-31 October 1774. Manuscript in Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Calif. description ends is: “By Aaron Sterling for 2003 feet of Inch & ¼ P. Plank @ 1d.”