|Feby 27—||To Wm Nationss horse destraind on & sold for1||£ 5. 0.0|
|To Cash at Cards||3. 1.0|
|Feby 4—||By 37 pistoles and a Shilling pd for 100 Barrl Corn||40. 2.8|
|By freight of Ditto from Port Tobo a 1/||5. 0.0|
|By Overseers Expences in fetching it2||0.17.6|
|9—||By a Man that drove down my Hogs3||0.10.0|
|16—||By Cards 7/. gave away 5/. pd Mr Welden for my Seal4 43/||2.15.0|
|24—||By 4 Horse Collars 6/3—Fish 5/||0.11.3|
|25—||By Cash paid Mr Wm Triplet for Brick Work5||50. 0.0|
|28—||By ditto paid Peter Greenlaw in full6||9. 2.6|
|do||By Purnell Newbold for 3,000 Shings.|
|4. 2.7 1/2|
1. GW’s tenant William Nations had recently died, and his horse was sold to pay the rent due GW.
2. On this date GW sent John Foster, who was his overseer at Dogue Run farm, to Occoquan and from there to Port Tobacco, Md., opposite the Chotank district of King George County, Va., to get the corn (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 1:232).
3. Fifteen hogs were driven down from Bullskin plantation, arriving at Mount Vernon on 6 February. When butchered the next day they were found to weigh a total of 1,614 pounds (ibid., 234).
4. GW went to a ball in Alexandria on 15 January. Mr. Welden may be Capt. John Whelden.
5. This was in payment for the work William Triplett did on GW’s house at Mount Vernon. See especially John Patterson to GW, 13 Aug. 1758, n.2. GW records in his diary on 27 Mar. 1760 a new agreement with Triplett to build “the two houses in the Front of my House” and several walls (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 1:258).