George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, August 1759

Cash Accounts

[August 1759]

Cash
Augt 9— To Cash of Sampson Darrel for the Rent of Mrs Gists Pl[antatio]n1 £6. 1.8
10— To Ditto of Mr F. Lewis for 2 Hhds Tobo at Dixon’s WareHo.2 38. 3.6
To ditto of Captn Posey Maryland Curry3 1. 1.6
27— To ditto of Mrs Manley4—Carpenter’s Work 8. 7.6
To ditto for Wool 0. 6.0
*To ditto of Colo. Carlyle for the use of my Horse 0.10.0
To ditto Smithwork of R. Scott pd by Mr Clifton5 0. 2.6
To Ditto of Mr Saml Washington for old Guns6 5.10.0
31st— *N.B. This day I had in hand
Gold £293.14.4 1/2
English Silvr 25.10.0
Other Silver 27. 1.4
Paper 72.13.0
 418.18.8 1/2
Contra
August— By Mrs Washington in half Bitts &ca 3. 0.0
10— By Cash paid for 10 Bushels of Rye 8 of wch for J:W.7 1.15.0
By Going Lamphire in full for Turnery8 7.14.7 1/2
20— By Ferriages 5/. By ditto 7/6 in Maryland 0.12.6
26— By Miss Dent 35/ two shilgs of wch for P. Custis9 1.15.0
29— By given away 0. 2.6

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 58.

1In 1757 GW bought two tracts of land adjoining Mount Vernon from Sampson Darrell. See George Johnston to GW, 8 Jan. 1760, n.2. John Gist was renting a part of the Darrell tract along Dogue Run and his mother Ann Gist was living there.

2Dixon’s warehouse, at Falmouth, in King George County, was one of the warehouses appointed for the inspection of tobacco.

3The amount paid by Posey is given in Maryland currency.

4Sarah Harrison Manley (d. 1785) was the widow of John Manley (died c.1750) who owned land both on the eastern side of Belvoir Neck and across Dogue Run on the Mount Vernon side.

5R. Scott may be Robert Scott of Prince William County. Clifton is William Clifton.

6Samuel Washington (1734–1781) was the eldest of GW’s three younger brothers.

7In August 1759 GW charged his brother John Augustine Washington’s account £1.8 “for 8 Bushls Rye” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 9).

8Going Lanphier, a carpenter and housebuilder from Alexandria, worked on GW’s house at Mount Vernon when it was enlarged and improved in 1759 and again in 1774–75 (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:246).

9Elizabeth Dent seems to have lived at Belvoir and had on occasion made shirts for GW. See George William Fairfax to GW, 5 Aug. 1758. A Thomas Dent worked for George William Fairfax, possibly as an overseer or manager.

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