|Novr 5—||To Ditto [cash]||£1.12.6|
|8—||To Cash of Colo. Custis’s Estate1||25. 0.0|
|17—||To Cards||5. 5.0|
|27—||To Cash of the Estate—by the hands of Mr Valen[tin]e2||110. 0.0|
|To Cards 2/6||2.6|
|Novr 3—||By Subscription to the purse in Wmsburg3||1. 0.0|
|By Ditto pd for Colo. Fairfax—on same acct||0.10.0|
|6—||By gave away 2/6—Ditto 2/6—Abridgt of Laws 20/4||1. 5.0|
|9—||By Cards 15/—Oysters 1/6—By Cards 15/—Cheese 1/||1.12.6|
|10—||By Capitol Ball 35/—Two Tickets 20/—Club 4/6||2.19.6|
|12—||By Gloves 2/6—Barber 2/6—Pocket Book 10/||0.15.0|
|By Doctr Amson £3—Ticket for a Ball—20/||4. 0.0|
|16—||By Baker &ca 3/—Mrs McKenzie 33/—Mr Davenport 2/65||1.18.6|
|By Mr Thos Johnston in Excha: of Horses||5. 0.0|
|17—||By Jno. Carter[,] Farier 10/—Wilson paintg my Chariot £9—Barber £2.10||12. 0.0|
|By Hinges & Canary Seed 16/—Painters Boy 5/||1. 1.0|
|20—||By Mr Campbell 20/—Craig Jeweller 27/3||2. 7.3|
|26—||By Coach Whip 2/6—Mrs Washington 20/||1. 2.6|
|30—||By Exps. at Cumberland 7/66—Cards 25/—gave 1/3||1.13.9|
|Novr7||By Ditto lent Mr Wm Ramsay on Intt8||200. 0.0|
|By Ditto paid the Treasurer for Colo. Carlyle9||100. 0.0|
1. In his account with the estate of Daniel Parke Custis, GW records receiving on this date £25 “Intt on Francis Foster’s Bond” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 57).
2. Joseph Valentine as manager of the Custis plantations in New Kent and nearby counties apparently took in this amount on the produce of the dower plantations. See doc. IV-D in Settlement of the Daniel Parke Custis Estate, 20 April 1759–5 Nov. 1761.
3. The purse was the prize for the Williamsburg races. GW arrived probably on 26 Oct. for the court’s initial division of the appraised personal property of the Custis estate and to attend the colonial assembly, which convened to hear Governor Fauquier’s speech on 1 November.
4. On 2 Nov. John Mercer’s petition “was presented to the House and read; setting forth, That he hath (with great Labor and Expence) compiled and printed a complete and correct Abridgment of all the publick Acts of Assembly of this Colony in Force and Use at this Time” (JHB description begins H. R. McIlwaine and John Pendleton Kennedy, eds. Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia. 13 vols. Richmond, 1905–15. description ends , 1758–1761, 136). Published in Glasgow, in 1759, it was entitled An Exact Abridgement of All the Public Acts of Assembly of Virginia, in Force and Use. January 1, 1758.
5. Davenport was probably Joseph Davenport (d. 1761), or one of his four sons, Joseph, James, George, or Matthew. The elder Davenport was town clerk of Williamsburg.
6. Cumberland Town was in New Kent County.
7. These two entries appear after the entry for 3 Jan. 1760.
8. In his account with William Ramsay, GW notes that the £200 was “lent you in Wmsburg” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 90).
9. GW paid the £100 to John Robinson for John Carlyle on 20 Nov. (ibid., 11).