George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, June 1763

Cash Accounts

[June 1763]

June 8— To Cash for 2 Barrels of Corn £ 1. 5.0
10— To Ditto for D. Ditto 1. 5.0
14— To Ditto for Ditto 0.12.6
24— To Ditto for Ditto 0.12.6
June 1— By Servants at Collo. [Burwell] Bassets 0. 5.0
By 1 Yd Cat Gut 10/—3 Yds Ribbon 4/6 0.14.6
By Club at Todds 5/—Exps. at Siers’s 9/ 0.14.0
2— By Expences at Leeds Town 12/3—Do at little Fery 2/61 0.14.9
3— By Servants at L. W——n 2/62—Ferry at Hoes 14/ 0.16.6
By Ferrymen at Hoes 2/63—Servt at Jenifers 1/34 0. 3.9
4— By Mrs Washington 5. 0.0
9— By Bryan Allison 20/—By Chickens 4/ 1. 4.0
20— By William Crump for Balle of Accts 0.18.0
21— By the Sheriff for Taxes on Land Negroes & Car[riage]s.5 25. 4.1 1/2
24— By Mr Hectr Ross on acct of Danl Seaton for Shoes Makg 3. 1.3
By two Barrels of Tarr 21/—Exps. at Trammels 10/6 1.11.0
25— By Expences at Leesburg 27/—Servants 2/ 1. 9.0
27— By Captn Speake for 13 publick & Cty Levies & Taxes7 4. 6.8
By James Byrn Smiths acct for Bullskin 1. 8.9
28— By Edwd Violettes acct as follows viz. for Balle 0.12.3

AD, General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 165–66.

1Leedstown, in King George County in 1763, was on the Rappahannock River between Fredericksburg and Hobbs Hole. Little Ferry crosses Upper Machodoc Creek on the road from the lower Northern Neck to Hooe’s ferry.

2This must have been GW’s cousin Lawrence Washington (1728–c.1809) of Chotank, who lived on a bluff overlooking the Potomac near Chotank Creek in Stafford County. GW was attending the organizational meeting of the Mississippi Land Company. See source note, Mississippi Land Company: Articles of Agreement, 3 June 1763.

3GW crossed into Maryland on Hooe’s ferry from Mathias Point, Va., to Lower Cedar Point, Maryland. John Hooe (1704–1766) operated the ferry.

4Jenifer was probably Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (1723–1790) who lived on his estate called Stepney in Charles County, Maryland.

6Sampson Trammell’s house “abt. 2 Miles above the Falls Church” was on the road from Alexandria to Leesburg (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 4:1).

7Thomas Speake was sheriff of Frederick County where GW had his Bullskin plantation.

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