George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, March 1760

Cash Accounts

[March 1760]

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Mar. 1— By Christr Hardwick1 £ 15. 0.0
3— By 100 Bushels of Oats @ 1/6 7.10.0
By a Line for Muddy hole Quarter2 0. 3.6
17— By Mrs Washington in Cut Bits &ca 3. 8.0
18— By Wm Lodwick3 0.10.0
By Dinner & Club at Mrs Chews 0. 2.6
Gave away 1/3 1.3
22— By Cash pd Doctr Laurie 20 Carolines weight4 30.17.6
26— By Jno. Askew 1. 0.0
29— By a Beggar 5/. By Wm Keane5 for 5 Barls Corn @ 12/ 3. 5.0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 89.

1GW indicates in his account with Christopher Hardwick that he gave the £15 to William Ramsay on 1 Mar. for Hardwick (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 91).

2GW wrote in his diary that he bought the oats from Reuben Joyne (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 1:250). Muddy Hole quarter, or plantation, was the Mount Vernon farm on the west side of Little Hunting Creek and behind the Home House, or Mansion House, plantation on the Potomac River. Muddy Hole was a branch of Dogue Run.

3William Lodwick set out from the Bullskin plantation with two head of cattle for GW and arrived at Mount Vernon with only one; the other became lame and was left with someone living along the way (ibid., 253). GW records in his account with Christopher Hardwick on 1 Mar. having advanced Lodwick £1.

4Dr. James Laurie (Lowrie), who was at Mount Vernon on this date, seems to have agreed at this time to attend GW’s slaves and servants on the plantation for £15 per annum. Carolines were coins of varying weight and value.

5William Keen lived in Fairfax County.

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