George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, March 1759

Cash Accounts

[March 1759]

Cash
March— To Cash of Captn McNeill by Mr Boyd1 £ 6. 0.0
To Ditto [cash] of Colo. Custis’s Estate 2.15.0
Contra
March— By Miles Richardson2 1. 0.0
By an English Colt—bought of Colo. Moore3 7.10.0
By Tickets to a Ball 1. 0.0
By Cash lent Mr Campbell4 10. 0.0
By Balle of an Acct pd Mr Boyd 7.18.1 1/2

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 55.

1Paymaster Alexander Boyd paid for Capt. John McNeill the £6 that McNeill borrowed from GW in January 1759 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 43).

2GW was paying Miles Richardson a part of the pay due him as GW’s military servant in 1758 (ibid., 53).

3Although the accounts of the two men in GW’s Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends do not show the purchase of a horse by GW, Colonel Moore was probably Col. Bernard Moore (c.1720–1775), who was an early importer and breeder of race horses; but it may have been his brother Col. Thomas Moore (died c.1796). The two men were near neighbors on the Pamunkey River. See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 1:274.

4The £10 GW lent John Campbell in March was repaid in May 1759 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 51). This was probably the John Campbell who recently married Martha Washington’s widowed cousin, Mary Dandridge Spotswood.

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