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1751Cash Accounts, May 1764 (Washington Papers)
Contra May 1— By Mr Jos. Valentine to take up my Bonds given to Buckners Exrs for Negroes £103. 2.11 By Barbers Acct 12/6—Mrs Campbells Do 44/ 2.16. 6 By mendg Harness 8/6. Do Chair 15/ 1. 2. 6 By Club at Trebels 5/. Charity 20/ 1. 0. 0 By Ferriages at Claibornes 3/6—Exps. at Tods 5/ 0. 8. 6 4— By Expenses at Sneads 11/6—Ferriage at Por[t] R[oya]l 2/6 0.14. 0 By ferriage at Hoes 14/—Ferrymen...
The Copy of your Letter of the 13th of February—by Talman—is come to hand, but for want of the account Inclosed in the Original I am at a loss to conceive how my ballance can possibly be so much as £1811.1.1 in your favour, or Master Custis’s so little as £1407.14.7 in his; however as the several accts will shew what Articles are charged and credited—without which there can be no judging—I...
When I was at Winchester in March last, I had an opperty of speaking to Mr Gabriel Jones concerning the Land which Mr Fitzhugh recovered of you, and which I was adjudged to make good; and he seemed to think it but reasonable that I shoud be made whole by your Brothers Estate, desiring me at the same time to let them into a thorough state of the affair, and he or Mr Maddison, one of which woud...
1754Cash Accounts, June 1764 (Washington Papers)
Cash June 6— To Ditto [cash] of Mr Wm Triplet Balle Acct £27. 8. 0 To Ditto of Jno. Ward for Smiths work 0. 2. 0 20— To Ditto of Captn Geo: Johnston 18. 3. 9 To Ditto of Mr French 0.10. 0 Contra June 1— By Hunting Creek Inspection 11.15. 0 By Sadlers Acct 6.10. 0 By Expences in Alexandria 0. 5. 0 3—
1755[June 1764] (Washington Papers)
5. Got one load of Hay from Peach Orchard weight 1483 lbs. 6. Got the rest in viz. 1979 3462 7 & 8. Dug up abt. load of Marle to spread over Wheat Land—for experiment. 8. Sowed Lucerne again in the missing places below Garden. 11. Finishd (with two Plows) the Gd. behind the Garden wch. was begun the 4th. 12. Began to cut Meadow ( Greek Creek ).
1756[Diary entry: 5–6 June 1764] (Washington Papers)
5. Got one load of Hay from Peach Orchard weight 1483 lbs. 6. Got the rest in viz. 1979 3462
In the Industry Captn Lowes I shipd you Eight Hhds of Tobacco which I flatter myself you will sell to the best advantage —When the Ship Sailed I was prevented writing to you by some means or other and no oppertunity hath since offered (from these parts) to advise you of it ’till now, however no bad consequences can possibly attend it as I did not purpose to Insure any thing on the Tobacco—The...
1758[Diary entry: 7–8 June 1764] (Washington Papers)
7 & 8. Dug up abt. load of Marle to spread over Wheat Land—for experiment.
1759[Diary entry: 8 June 1764] (Washington Papers)
8. Sowed Lucerne again in the missing places below Garden.
1760[Diary entry: 11 June 1764] (Washington Papers)
11. Finishd (with two Plows) the Gd. behind the Garden wch. was begun the 4th.
1761[Diary entry: 12 June 1764] (Washington Papers)
12. Began to cut Meadow ( Greek Creek ).
1762[Diary entry: 13 June 1764] (Washington Papers)
13. Meazured of 64 Gallons & put undr. Bishops care for Harvest &ca. This month GW began to make various notations—words, names, abbreviations, letters, numerals, symbols, and other marks—in the margins of the monthly astronomical calendars printed in his almanacs. There are few substantial clues to the meaning of these casual jottings. Varying greatly in form and seldom having any apparent...
A List of Tythables in Truro Parish—Fairfax County—also of Wheel Carriages—given in June 17th 1764. George Washington Walter Magowan, Thomas Bishop, Robt Haims, Mathis Seale. Ho. Servts: Breachy, Jack, Schomberg, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Sarah, Kate, Betty, Sall, Moll. Tradesmen: Tur[ne]r Crump, Will, Michael, Morris, George, Sam, Tom, Ned, Jupiter, Peter, Nat, George. Home Plantn: Thos Nicholas,...
1764Cash Accounts, July 1764 (Washington Papers)
Contra July 1— By Barber 1/—paid for hooks 4/ £ 0. 5.0 4— By Negroe 2/6—By Surveyors run[nin]g Road 10/ 0.12.6 By Mr Halls order for Thos Bishop 16. 0.0 6— By Barber 1/—Servants 13/9—Barber 2/ 0.16.9 9— By Club at Mrs Vobes 9/. Do at Trebels 21/ 7½ 1.10.7 1/2 18— By Collo. Bassetts Servants 7/6. Sailors 10/ 0.17.6 21— By the Speakers Servants 6/6—boy 1/
Appraisement of Slaves sent to the Dismal Swamp July the 4th 1764 Mr William Nelson: Harry, £60; Jupiter, 60; George, 50; Jolly, 60; B⟨ella⟩, 45—£275. Mr Secretary: George, 75; Phill, 65; Joe, 60; Humphrey, 75; Rachel, 60–335. Messrs Tucker & Page: Isaac, 60; Jack, 60; Primus, 60; Minne, 75–255. Geor: Washington: Harry, 75; Jack, 80; Cæsar, 75; Topsom, 60; Nan, 50; Toney a boy, 25–365. Mr...
Letter not found: to Joseph Valentine, 18 July 1764. On 29 July Valentine wrote to GW : “I Rec’d yours of the 18th [July].”
1767[August 1764] (Washington Papers)
1 & 2. Sowed Turnips—behind Garden. 10. Sowed Spelts—behind Ditto. 14. Cut Timothy Seed at Doeg Run. 15. Onwards getting Apples for Cyder. 17 & 18. Brought Oats from Ashfords. Note they were good Oats & a bushl. of them when well cleand weighd 30 lbs. & a bushl. of Spelts—weighd 28. 22. Trimmed up 52 heads of Tobo. at Creek Quarter for Sweetscented Seed. Began to cut Meadow on Creek. 23....
1768Cash Accounts, August 1764 (Washington Papers)
Cash Augt 26— To Captn [Sampson] Darrel £ 3. 5.0 To Postage of Strays 0. 7.0 Contra Augt  3— By Collo. Fairfax’s Groom 10/—Postage Letters 6/9 0.16.9 By William Carlin Taylors Acct £3.16.2 Ditto for Mastr Custis Do Do .7.6 4. 3.8 9— By Turner Crump 3. 0.0 12— By Water Mellons 1/—By Onion’s 5/ 0. 6.0 15— By Mulatto Jacks ferriage 2/
1769[Diary entry: 1–2 August 1764] (Washington Papers)
1 & 2. Sowed Turnips—behind Garden.
1770[Diary entry: 10 August 1764] (Washington Papers)
10. Sowed Spelts—behind Ditto.
Letter not found: to Andrew Burnaby, 10 Aug. 1764. On 29 April 1765 Burnaby wrote to GW : “Want of Opportunity alone has prevented me from answering your obliging letter of the 10th of Augst last.”
Please to forward the Shoes &ca as required below, and Robert Cary Esqr. & Co. will pay the costs which are to be placed in distinct Bills as there directed. 4 pr bla: Callimanca pumps } for Mrs Washington 1 pr bla: & 1 pr white Satten Do Note, those sent last year were too narrow over the Instep, & rather too short—a small size larger will do. 1 pr dble Campaigners } for G. Washington 1 pr...
The things following you will send for the purposes required and charge them as their directed. A Livery suit to be made of worsted Shagg of the Inclosed colour & fineness lined with red Shalloon—and made as follows—The Coat and Breeches alike with a plain white washed button—the Button holes worked with Mohair of the same colr—A Collar of red shagg to the Coat with a narrow lace like the...
Since my last of the first of May I have received the Goods by Boyes, likewise the Nails pr Watson, with the Letters Accounts of Sales Accounts Current &ca which accompanied them—as also another Letter of the 28th of March by Captn Hooper. It might possibly answer very little purpose were I to enter into a minute detail of the Reasons that have caused me to fall so much in arrears to you and...
Invoice of Goods to be sent by Robert Cary Esqr. & Co. for the use of George Washington—Potomk Rivr Virga 2 pieces of Welch Cotton 4 dozn pr Plaid Hose No. 4 4 dozn pr Do Do N. 3 1 ps. Scarlet Shallon 2 ps. course Hessens 5 ps. Oznabrigs—or &ca fit for Negroes ware 2 ps. Irish Linnen @1/3 1 ps. Do Do @1/8 1 ps. Do Do @3/6 1 ps. brown Holland 1 knife for cuttg Hay 2 Iron Stew pan’s with close...
1776[Diary entry: 14 August 1764] (Washington Papers)
14. Cut Timothy Seed at Doeg Run.
1777[Diary entry: 15 August 1764] (Washington Papers)
15. Onwards getting Apples for Cyder.
I have long been pestered with a Tenent that lives in the very heart of the Plantations which I have settled in Clifton’s Neck; and altho. I have made several proposition’s to him in order to get him out (for he has a Lease) I have failed in them all untill the other day (for wanting him away now more than ever, I attacked him again) he consented to give up his lease to me, upon condition’s of...
1779[Diary entry: 17–18 August 1764] (Washington Papers)
17 & 18. Brought Oats from Ashfords. Note they were good Oats & a bushl. of them when well cleand weighd 30 lbs. & a bushl. of Spelts—weighd 28.
1780[Diary entry: 22 August 1764] (Washington Papers)
22. Trimmed up 52 heads of Tobo. at Creek Quarter for Sweetscented Seed. Began to cut Meadow on Creek.
1781[Diary entry: 23 August 1764] (Washington Papers)
23. Peaches require to be gatherd for B[rand]y.
1782[Diary entry: 24 August 1764] (Washington Papers)
24. Began to sow Wheat at Muddy hole.
1783[Diary entry: 27 August 1764] (Washington Papers)
27. Began to sow Do. at Riverside Qr.
1784[Diary entry: 28 August 1764] (Washington Papers)
28. Began—Do. at Creek.
1785[Diary entry: 30 August 1764] (Washington Papers)
30. Began—Do. at Doeg Run.
1786[Diary entry: 31 August 1764] (Washington Papers)
31. Finished curing & Stacking Hay.
1787Cash Accounts, September 1764 (Washington Papers)
Cash Septr 1— To Mr [Charles] Green on acct of Wheat £ 2.10.0 To Cash of Edward Violett to pay Mr [Walter] Magowan 1.10.0 To Cash of Chrr Hardwick for Mr Chs Washington 7. 0.0 Contra Septr 1— By Mr Magowan—the Cash recd of Edd Voilet 1.10.0 5— By two Horse Collars—pd Nelson Kelly 0. 2.6 By Cash paid Nelson Kelly 6. 0.0 7— By Thomas Nicholas bal[anc]e due for his Wages 19.12.0
1788[September 1764] (Washington Papers)
8. Sowed a few Oats to see if they woud stand the Winter (at Doeg Run). 15. Finished Sowing Wheat at Riverside Quarter 50 Bushels. 20. Sowed Wheat as far as Ransoms Houses at Muddy hole 55 Bushels. Elizabeth Ransom, a widow, had rented a farm from GW from 1757 to 1760. 21. Began to cut Tops at Muddy H. & R. Qrs. The practice in GW’s day was to remove the tops and blades from the cornstalks...
1789[Diary entry: 8 September 1764] (Washington Papers)
8. Sowed a few Oats to see if they woud stand the Winter (at Doeg Run).
1790[Diary entry: 15 September 1764] (Washington Papers)
15. Finished Sowing Wheat at Riverside Quarter 50 Bushels.
1791[Diary entry: 20 September 1764] (Washington Papers)
20. Sowed Wheat as far as Ransoms Houses at Muddy hole 55 Bushels. Elizabeth Ransom, a widow, had rented a farm from GW from 1757 to 1760.
You will now receive Invoices for such Goods as are wanting for Master Custis and myself on York Rivr which I beg may be sent as early as possible as the Hoes will be very much wanted (owing to the useless ones lately sent) and the Seins come too late for the fishing Season if any ways delayed. I am Gentn Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt ALB , DLC:GW . The invoices are in DLC:GW . These goods for the...
1793[Diary entry: 21 September 1764] (Washington Papers)
21. Began to cut Tops at Muddy H. & R. Qrs. The practice in GW’s day was to remove the tops and blades from the cornstalks during the fall, leaving the bare stalks standing while the ears ripened. The tops and blades, and later the harvested stalks, became fodder for livestock.
1794[Diary entry: 22 September 1764] (Washington Papers)
22. Finishd Sowing the Wheat in Corn Ground on this side the Run at Doeg Run Qr. Wint[er] (Wheat) from home 36 Bls. thrashed at the Quartr. 38 Bls. in all 74 Busl. Finishd plan[tin]g. Turnips behind Garden wch. was begun 20th.
1795[Diary entry: 27 September 1764] (Washington Papers)
27. A Negro & Apprentice of Robt. Wrights began to Work upon my Mill. Transplanted Lucerne below Garden & Sowed Rows of St. Foine. GW tried doggedly to raise sainfoin ( Onobrychis vicioefolia viciaefolia ), also called esparcet, a crop now in very limited cultivation in the United States. It does not adapt well in areas where red clover and alfalfa will do much better, as Arthur Young knew...
1796Cash Accounts, October 1764 (Washington Papers)
Cash To Cash of Saml Moxley for Smiths Work £ 3. 5.7 Octr 8— To Ditto from Doctr [Thomas] Cockburn for Smiths Work 1.11.4 16— To Ditto recd of Mr [John] Semple by Mr Macrae 33. 0.0 Contra Octr 9— By 2522 feet Inch Pine Plank @6/6 £8.4. 50 feet Inch & ¼ Do Do @8/4 4[s]. 2[d.] Maryld Cury pd with 4 pists. & 8 Dollars £8.8.2 7. 8.0 By Edward Williams 2. 0.0 15— By Jno. Sheridine 1.10.0 By Jno....
1797[October 1764] (Washington Papers)
1st. Robert Wright began to Work at my Mill. Gathered Apples for Cyder. Robert Wright, a local millwright, finished repairing GW’s mill by 20 Oct. 2. Sowed 7 Bushels of Spelts by the Orchard. Morris & George went to Work at Mill along with the Mill wright. 13. Finishd getting & securing Fodder at Muddy hole & Creek. 15. Finishd Do. Do. at Doeg Run. Finishd Sowing Wheat at Muddy hole & began to...
1798[Diary entry: 1 October 1764] (Washington Papers)
1st. Robert Wright began to Work at my Mill. Gathered Apples for Cyder. Robert Wright, a local millwright, finished repairing GW’s mill by 20 Oct.
1799[Diary entry: 2 October 1764] (Washington Papers)
2. Sowed 7 Bushels of Spelts by the Orchard. Morris & George went to Work at Mill along with the Mill wright.
Since my last, I have got Six Hhds more of my Tobacco from the Mountains, and have put them on board the Polly Ogle Captn Benja. Dawson to your address—Please to have them Insured—these are all I coud get down for this Ship —there yet remains four or five others which I suppose must continue for the Spring Shipping as there is but little chance of getting them forwarded this Fall. I am Gentn...