George Washington Papers

III-C-3. Schedule C: Account of Martha Parke Custis’s Share of the Estate, c.October 1759

III-C-3

Schedule C: Account of Martha Parke Custis’s Share of the Estate, 1759

[c.October 1759]

Dr
Miss Martha Parke Custis Sterling Currency
To Sundries out of the Goods Impord1 £18. 9.8 1/2
To ⅓ of £540.14.5 made use of for the Estate before the Division2 £180. 4. 9 1/4
To Doctor Amsons Acct 9. 1. 6
To Eliz: Vaughan makg Cloaths .19. 3
To 5 Yds printed Linnen 1.  .   
To Toys & altering her Stays . 4. 6
£18. 9.8 1/2 £191.10.   1/4
Contra             Cr.
Sterling Currency
By her third of the Estate £1617.18.   £7618. 7.11 1/23

AD, ViHi: Custis Papers; AD, ViLxW: Washington’s Account Book, both in GW’s hand and essentially identical. There is also John Mercer’s earlier draft of this document (see source note, doc. III-C–1).

1See doc. III-A–8.

2See doc. III-A–4. In Mercer’s draft this is one-third of £370.4.3, or a total of £123.8.1 (ViHi: Custis Papers).

3GW first carried over the debit and credit totals here to an account in Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends that he set up for Martha Parke Custis, dating these totals October 1759. The account in Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends runs until October 1761, but GW abandoned that account after making an entry for 22 Oct. 1761. He then struck the balances for this original account in the Account Book (£7,426.17.11 current money and £1,599.8.3½ sterling) and carried the total over to the guardian’s account that he set up for Martha Parke Custis (doc. IV-C). See also docs. III-C–1 and III-C–2.

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