George Washington Papers

Guardian Accounts, 3 November 1773

Guardian Accounts

[3 Nov. 1773]

Mr John Parke Custis In Acct with George Washington

Drs. Sterl. Curry
1771
May 10 To Cash paid Phips Jackson Eater—in part for Land bought of him by consent of the Genl Ct 200.     
20 To a Horse bot of Colo. Bassett—for his Riding 43.     
June 4 To Cash paid the Revd Mr Boucher £50 Md Cy eql to 40.     
To Ditto for Pocket Money 2. 8.  
July < > To 2 Blankets to his Servants 1. 5.  
To Cash paid Peter Gaulet—pr Receipt .15.  
Augt 24 To Postage of Letters from his Merchts Inclosg <Sales & ca> since June 1769 2. 5. 6
To a Levy 95 lbs. Tobo Secretary’s Fees 117 212 @ 14/ 11. 9. 8
Sepr < > To Cash at the Annapolis Races 8.     
Novr To Ditto paid the Attorney Genl in Dunbars Suit 20.     
Ditto paid Colo. Pendleton Do Do 20.     
Ditto paid Mr James Mercer Do Do 20.     
Decr To Rent of my Land & Mill in York Cty as Settled by the Genl Court 150.     
 
1772 To the Exps. of a Negro Express twice, with an Acct of Valentines Death & other matters 1. 0. 0
Feb. 13 To Wm Carlin Taylors Acct 1. 7. 3
21 To Cash paid the Revd Mr Boucher, exclusive of a Bill of Excha. on Messrs Cary & Co. of £50 Ster. to discharge his acct of £156.2.7½ & pay sundry small debts amtg to £6 67.14. 3
To John West Junr his Bond for £100.     
Mar. 2 To a Rudiman’s Rudiments . 2.  
To Mr Prentis’s Acct .16. 4
Apl 6 To Doctr Pasteurs Acct 14.11.  
To Thos Lynch in part of a proovd A<cct> 1. 0. 0
To Thos Bishops Exp<ences carryg> Money to Mr <Boucher> . 6. 7
To Cash paid Phips Jackson Eater in full for the Land bot of him 400.     
To Cash for Pocket Money 4.16. 0
£100.      £1000.16. 7
Apl To Balle carrd to <New> Acct for next year 150.     
£250.      1000.16. 7
< > To Balle of last years Acct pr Contra 86. 4. 1
< > To Cash paid Mr Peale drawg yr Picture in Miniature 13. 5.  
To Ditto paid Do drawg yr Mothers at yr request 13. 5.  
Jun. 13 To Cash 3.     
To Secretary’s Note <for> 213 lbs. Tobo @ 2d. 1.15. 6
To <Doc>tr Rumneys Acct 2.10.  
To sundries purchased by Mr Adam in Londn 5.17. 6
July 23 To Cash paid Leonard Milsford taking up Will a Runaway Negroe 1. 0. 0
July 27 To Cash 5. 5. 7 1/2
Octr To Ditto at the Annapolis Races 7.10.  
19 To Messrs Robt Adam & Cos. Acct 4.11. 3
Novr To Cash in Williamsburg 14. 4.  
To your Exps. at southalls Included in my Acct 1.15. 7
To his Travellg Exps. down & up also Included in my Bills 1.13.  
To his Lodging in Wmsburg pr Mr Charlton 2.10.  
Decr  5 To Engraving the Inetials of his name on 2 <Guns> . 3. 3
16 To Cash paid Mr Jno. Gutridge for freight & Charges of Transporting a
 
Negro Will to Port-au prince in bringg Molasses in return 13.11. 6
23 To Mr John Muirs Acct 3.10.11
To Rent for my Plantn & Mill in York Cty 150.      
31 To Cash lent Bryan Fairfax Esqr. on Intt £196. 4. 2
1773
Jan. 20 To Freight pd for 300 Bushl of Oats from Eastn Shore 3.15.  
Apl 18 To Cash at different times 13. 0. 0
£202. 1. 8 £342. 9. 8
Apl 25 To Balle due Mr Custis this day 447. 2. 6 700.15. 5
£649. 4. 2 1043. 5. 1
Crs. Sterl. Curry
1771
May  1 By Balle due at last Settlement with the Genl Court of this date £150.      21.15.11
16 By Intt of Frans Fosters Morgage 20.      
25 By a years Intt of Mr Jno. Washington’s Bond 7.10.   
July 12 By my Draft on James Gildart Esqr. in favr of Mr John West for 100.     
19 By Cash recd of Peyton Randolph Esqr. <to> yrs Intt of his Bond 15.12. 6
Novr By Ditto recd from Colo. Warner Lewis for two years Intt of his Bond 80.      
By Cash recd from his Steward, Mr Josh Valentine for Sundries Sold from your Estate 605.10. 1
By Sundry Sums recd myself between the death of Mr Valentine & appointment of Mr Hill—viz.
For Porke of Mr Waller £19.12.10 3/4
Ditto of Mr Prentis 47.16. 4
Ditto of Mr Robt Warren 16. 0. 5
Ditto of Mr Barthw Dandridge 13.11. 6
Ditto of Mrs Valentine 1.14. 0
Ditto of Doctr Pasteur 9. 8. 9
For Rent of Peter Gillet 5.     
Ditto of Thos McLen 5.     
Ditto for Smiths Island 15.     
143. 3.10 3/4
By Cash of Mr Jas Hill recd for Rent 21.      
£250.         £914.12. 6
Apl By Balle carrd to New Acct for next year 86. 4. 1
£250.      <£1000.16. 7>
1772
Apl By Balle of last years Acct pr Contra £150.     
By Error in charging Phips Jackson
Eater—this Money being also chargd in Valentines accts 200.      
 
May
By Robt Cary Esqr. & Co. for £200.    
Ditto 133. 6.8
333. 6.8
20 pr Ct Excha.  66.13.4
400.      
June 1 By Cash recd from Colo. Saml Washington on Acct of Intt on his Bond 75. 0. 0
By my Draft on James Gildart Esqr. (in Jan. last) 53.     
June 30 By a years Intt of Mr Jno. Auge Washington’s Bond 7.10.  
Nov. 18 By a years Intt of Peyton Randolph Esqrs. Bond 15.12. 6
Do Do By Cash recd from his Steward Mr Jas Hill for Sundries sold from his Estate 299.15. 7
By my Draft on Robt Cary Esqr. & Co. 250.     
Decr 31 By Ditto on Ditto in favr of Bryan Fairfax Es. 196. 4. 2
1773
Jan. 20 By 300 Bushl of Oats @ 1/3 18.15. 0
By Cash recd from Frans Foster on Acct of Intt 26.12.  
£649. 4. 2 1043. 5. 1
1773
Apl 25 By Balle due from George Washington pr Cont. 447. 2. 6 700.15. 5
Besides the above Balle there is due to him in the hands of Robt Cary Esqr. & Co. pr their Acct Currt 22d Augt 1772 4145.12. 5
Messrs Hanburys pr their Acct 321. 6.11
John West Junr 100.     
<B>ryan Fairfax Esqr. 196. 4. 2
Peyton Randolph Esqr. 250.     
Warner Lewis Esqr. 800.      
Colo. Saml Washington £425
Ditto 100
<525.     >
<Mr Chas> Washington <mutilated>
Mr Barthw Dandridge <mutilated>
Mr Jno. Auge Washington <mutilated>
Revd Mr Sebastion 60.     
Mr Francis Foster 500.      
£5520.<6. 0> 3090.   < >
There is also 64 Hhds of Tobo. in Messrs
Cary & Cos. hands Shipd in 1772—
and
24 Ditto in Messrs Hanburys
In all 88 Hhds wch is yet unacd for
There is Likewise 9 Hhds of Molasses in the hands of Messrs Robt Adam & Co. to sell.
E. Excepted pr
Go: Washington
25th April 1773.

Note

This Acct was settled the 3d of Novr 1773. Before Peyton Randolph, Edmd Pendleton, John Blair, & Thos Everard Esqrs. by order of the Honble the Genl Court.

Miss Martha Parke Custis in Acct with George Washington

Drs. Sterlg Currency
1771
May To Freight and other Charges on a Box from Mr Small at Bermingham . 9. 0
7 To Mr Prentis for a piece of Silk 7. 0. 0
To a hair pin from Miss Hunter .17. 6
To 4 Bottles of Fit drops of Mr John Carter 1. 5.  
To 1 Blew stranded Necklace from Mrs Hunter . 3. 9
To hair Curls from George Lafonge .15.  
To 4 Oz. <Æther> pr Doctr Pasteurs Acct 1. 0. 0
To Mr Charlton’s acct for Sundries 9. 8. 3
<Jun.> 23 To Mr Stedler teachg a years Musick 12.18.  
To Burwell Bassett Esqr. his Bond for 390.     
To Mr Barthw Dandridges Bond for 143.11. 9
To Mr Thos Prosser & Peterfield Trents Do for 145.15.  
July <2> To 20 yds Trimming for a Gown pr Davenport 1. 0. 0
Sep. 9 To Cash for Pocket Money 2. 2. 3
Nov. 7 To Sundries got by Mr Bassett 8.12.  
12 To Doctr Johnson of Maryld £14 Maryld <equal> to 11. 4. 0
To 4½ yds white Tammy . 9. 8
To Thomas Davis for weaving 1. 1. 0
Decr 12 To Mr Robert Adam pr Mortgage 1000.     
1772 To Mr Charlton pr Acct 1. 7. 6
Apl 2 To Miss Davenport 2.15. 3
8 To Mr James Mercers Bond & Mortgage for 1109.11. 6
9 To Mrs Charltons acct .16.  
 143.11. 9  2708.10.11
Apl 10 To Balle due Miss Custis & carrd to New Acct for next year 71.10. 8
£143.11. 9 £2780. 1. 7
May 12 To Pocket money 3.  
30 To Mr Peale drawing her Picture in <miniature> 13. 5.  
June 24 To Doctr Rumney 4. 2.  
To a Picture New <sett pr> Mr Adams <0.8.0> Exchange on <Do> <.2.0> .10.  
<Augt> 14 To Mrs Cox making & altering of Gowns .15.  
21 To Mr Charles Turner mending <a hair pin> . 1.  
 
< > 10 To Riding Hat <mutilated> Feather <laced> 4. 4.  
<Octr 19> To Messrs Robert Adam & Co. their Acct 9. 9. 9
To Mr Charles Turner putting a Crystal <to> her watch . 1. 6
<Nov.> 21 To Cash for Pocket money 3. 0. 0
To Travelling Expences down to Wmsburg .12. 9
<To ditto> up again . 5. 6
To a Song Book the Bullfinch . 6. 6
To 2 Bottles of <Norriss> drops 1. 0. 0
Decr <6> To <a> pair of Buckles & Scissars .18. 3
May <17> To Cash 1. 6. 0
<Apl 16> <To a> Parrot 1.16. 0
To Doctr Craik’s Acct Maryld Curry £5.19.6
<To Sundry shoes> from Phila. 2.19.0
8.18.6
<deduct 25> pr Ct 1.15.8 7. 2.10
To Miss Davenports Acct .15.  
To a Bottle of Hammonds essence of Antim <mutilated> .12. 6
To Cash 1. 6. 0
  54. 4. 7
1773
June 19 To Balle due from Geo. Washington 206.     
£260. 4. 7
Crs.
1771
May 1 By Balle of Acct this day renderd to the Court & Recorded £1005.16.10
2 By Cash recd from Doctr Carter for Intt of his Bond 10.16.  
9 By Ditto from Mr Willm Dandridge for Ditto 22. 0. 5
By Ditto from Mr Phil. Whitehd Claiborne Do 14.  
By Ditto from Colo. Burwell Bassett on acct Do 20.11.10
By Colo. Bassetts Bond for Balle due for Intt the 23d of April last 390.     
By Mr Barthw Dandridge Bond for Intt due on his other Bonds to the 23d of April last £143.11. 9
By Colo. <Nathl> Dandridges Bond £110.
<mutilated y>rs Intt on Ditto 35.15. 145.15.  
Nov. 4 By a Yrs Intt of Colo. Carter Braxton’s Bond 52.10.  
By Mr James Mercers Bond with a Mortgage due for Intt <on> his Fathers Bond to the <1st> of this Instt 1109.11. 6
£143.11.9 £2780. 1. 7
 
1772
Apl 10 By Ba<lle of last> years Acct p<r Con>tra 71.10. 8
May By a y<mutilated> Mr Claibornes Bond recd <mutilated Executor> 14. 0.  
By a year<s mutilated> of Mr Wm Dandridges Bond <mutilated>
By Ditto <mutilated> Mr Thos Prossers Do <mutilated>
By Ditto <mutilated> Doctr Carters Do <mutilated>
By Ditto <mutilated Carter> Braxtons Do <mutilated>
1773
April By Intt one year Recd from Doctr Carter 10.16.  
By Ditto Do of the Exrs of Mr P.W. Claiborne 14.     
By Ditto Do of Mr Thomas Prosser 7. 5. 9
By Ditto Do of Mr Robt Adam 50.     
£ 260. 4. 7
1773
June 19 By Balle pr Contra £ 206.     
<Besides the above ballance> there are due
In Bank Stock £1650.     
Messrs Cary & Cos. hands 146. 1. 9
In Bonds upon Interest from
John Mercer Esqr. decd £2100     
James Mercer Esqr. 1109.11.6
3209.11. 6.
Burwell Bassett Esqr. 2100     
Ditto 212. 6.  
Ditto 231.     
Ditto 254.     
Ditto 390.     
3187. 6. 0
<mutilated Moore> 1338.11.  
<mutilated> Braxton Esqr. 105 <mut.>
<mutilated> Barthw Dandridge < >
Ditto < >50.
Ditto < >07. 4. 1
Ditto < >3.11. 9
1100.15.10
<mutilated Robt> Adams Mortgage <mutilated>
<mutilated> Dandridges Bond <mutilated>
<mutilated> Claibornes Do <280.  >
Mr Thos Prosser 145.    < >
Doctr James Carter <mutilated>
£423 <mutilated>
E. Excepted pr Go: Washington

This Acct was settled the 3d of Novr 1773 Before Peyton Randolph Edmd Pendleton, John Blair, & Thos Everard Esqrs. by Order of the Honble Genl Court.

The Estate of Miss Martha P. Custis deceased

Drs. Sterlg Currency
1773
June < > To Cash paid the Revd Mr Massey for his attendance at her burial 2. 6. 3 
To James Connell for a Coffin &ca 7.17. 9 
    9. 3. 9 
To Balle Credited pr Contra £4732.0.4 10366. 8.11 
£4732.0.4 10376.12.11 
To George Washington for his Moiety 2366.0.2 5183. 4. 5 1/2 
To <John> Parke Custis for his Moiety  2366.0.2  5183. 4. 5 1/2 
£4732.0.4 10366. 8.11 
Crs. Sterlg Curry
1773
June 19th
By Sundry Persons for her money in their hands at the time of her death which happend on the 19th of June 1773 viz. George Washington pr Acct renderd 206.      
John Mercer Esqr. decd £2100.     
James Mercer Esqr. on Do & Mortge 1109.11. 6
3209.11. 6
Intt thereon to June 19th 189. 1. 0 3398.12. 6 
Burwell Bassett Esqrs. Bonds 2100.     
Ditto 212. 6.  
Ditto 231.     
Ditto 254.     
Ditto 390.     
 3187. 6. 0
Intt thereon as above   343.12.   3530.18. 0 
Bernd Moore & Jno. Baylor Esqrs. 1338.11.  
Intt thereon 408.17. 8 1746.8.8
Carter Braxton Esqr. 1050.     
Interest thereon 52.10.   1102.10.   
Robt Adam—Mortgage 1000.     
Intt thereon 25.19. 2 1025.19. 2 
Mr Barthw Dandridge  600.     
Ditto 150.     
Ditto 207. 4. 1
Ditto 143.11. 9
1100.15.10
Interest thereon 118.13. 6 1219.9.4
Mr William Dandridge <440. 9.>  
Interest thereon <15. 9. 1> 465.18. 1 
<mutilated> Claiborne 280.     
<mutilated>   2. 3. 8 282. 3. 8 
<mutilated> <mutilated>
<mutilated> thereon <mutilated> <mutilated>
Mr <mutilated> Prosser <mutilated>
<mutilated> thereon <mutilated> <mutilated>
 
By the Ban<k of> England 1650.     
Robt Cary Esqr. & Co. for Balle of Intt recd on Do 115.2.4  
£4732.0.4 10376. 8.11
By Balle due to the Estate £4732 <mutilated>
E. Excepted
Go: Washington

ViLxW: Washington’s Guardian Accounts. See Editorial Note, Washington’s Guardianship of the Custis Heirs, 21 Oct. 1761–3 Nov. 1773, printed above.

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