George Washington Papers

IV-D. Custis Estate Account in Ledger A, August 1759–October 1760

IV-D

Custis Estate Account in Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 1759–60

[August 1759–October 1760]

Contra1       Cr
1759   By Cash at Sundry times as pr acct2 £1397.14.10
Augt   By a Sett of Excha: drawn by Jas Corbet on Mesrs James & Robt Berrie Merchs.
Glasgow for Sterling— £40. 9. 3
35 prCt Excha. £14. 3.2
Cury £54.12.2
54.12. 2
By a sett of Excha: of my drawing on Messrs Capel and Osgood Hanbury for £99.00.0 Sterlg payable to Messrs Champe & Hunter Virga & dated 10th Septr 17594
By another sett of Excha. drawn by me on the same Merchants payable to R. Washington £50 Sterlg dated 20th Septr 1759.
By 567 Bushels of Oats from the Eastn Shore
Novr 8 By Intt on Francis Foster’s Bond5 25. 0. 0
By Benja. Hubbard & Jno. Robinson Esqrs. Bd £3506
By 6 Months Intt on Ditto [£]8.15 £358.15. 0
27 By Cash of Mr Jos: Valentine 110. 0. 0
Decr 2 By Ditto recd of Mr [William] Holt for Linnen damag’d by Captn [Thomas] Hooper 15.11. 7 1/2
1760  
Apr 25 By Cash of Colo. Eyres pr Accts for Corn 76.13. 7 1/2
 
26 By Captn Joseph Moreton’s Bond taken in7 300. 0. 0
Intt thereon to the date 16.11. 3
By Interest of Mrs McKenzies Bond one Year8 10.16. 0
By Cash of Josh Valentine (being amt of the Sales in Williamsburg after deducting 20/ for cryer9 57. 9. 2
28 By Mr B. Pendleton’s Bond & Interest10 209.14. 5
By Intt of Mr Claibornes Bond one Year11 14. 0. 0
By one Years Interest of Colo. Bassetts Bond12 105. 0. 0
May 30 By one Years Interest of William Dandridges do13 22. 0. 5
By Balle of the Revd Mr Mossums Acct14 0. 2. 6
Oct. 2 By a Sett of Excha. drawn by me on Robt Cary Esqr. & Company in favr of Mr G. Brent for £200 Sterg.15

AD, DLC:GW. In the absence of GW’s dower account, this account from Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 57, is printed here. See Editorial Note, 20 April 1759–5 Nov. 1761, n.17, and source note, doc. III-C–1.

1The other side of the ledger showing what was due GW has only two entries. It is headed “The Estate of Danl P. Custis Esqr. decd.” The first entry, with no amount entered, is “1759 To my Wife’s full third part of all his Personal Estate”; the second entry, dated “Decr 5” [1759], is: “To Cash paid Mr James Hunter for Freight & Charges on 15 Hbds Tobo Shipd pr the Fair American £7.10.3” (see doc. IV-A).

2See the income from the Custis estate recorded in GW’s Cash Accounts, March through July 1759.

4See GW to Capel & Osgood Hanbury, 20 Sept. 1759, for reference to these bills of exchange.

6Ibid., n.11.

7Ibid., n.17.

8Ibid., n.22.

9See Appendix B.

11Ibid., n.25.

12Ibid., n.26.

13Ibid., n.27.

14See doc. III-B.

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