George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, June 1760

Cash Accounts

[June 1760]

Cash
June 9— To Ditto [cash] of Jno. Gist for Smiths Acct for self & Mother1 £1.13.9
To Ditto of Mr Sampson Darrel—for Ditto 1.11.0
21— To Ditto of Captn Possey—Balle Accts 5.17.6
To Ditto of Mr Piper for 20,602 lbs. Tobo @ 20/ prCt2 206. 0.5
Contra
June 2— By Mr Mercer. A fee for his Opinion in Cliftons dispute3 5. 0.0
By Cash gave Widow Nation’s 0.10.0
5— By ditto gave Jno. Askew 20/ 1. 0.0
 
By ditto pd Mr Wm Digges for Hay4 14. 0.0
10— By 6 packs Cards 7/6—lost at Ditto 7/6 0.15.0
By Mrs Washington 5. 0.0
13— By Colo. [Fielding] Lewis Balle Accts 63. 8.1 1/2
By Cards 2/6. By my Store Acct wt. Mr D. Craig 98/35 5. 0.9
17— By Mr Mercers claim on Cliftons Sale of Land6 266. 0.6
By Mr Wisheart old Acct7 0.11.6
By Expences at Mrs Chews 2. 3.9
By 1 pr Scissars 1/3—pd Robt Cunningham Publick Acct 7/68 0. 8.9
21— By Captn Possey for two Grey Horses bought 26. 0.0
By Cash lent Jeremiah Mitchell9 2. 0.0
22— By a pair of Shoes for Peter the Smith—cost 0. 6.0
By Cash gave for the Sufferers at Boston by Fire10 12. 0.0
By Ditto advancd Hosea Bazill11 0.10.0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 95.

2GW sold Harry Piper twenty hogsheads of tobacco, which included nine of overseer Richard Stephens’s crop, eight of overseer Christopher Hardwick’s crop of fifteen hogsheads, and one hogshead each from renters John Gist, William Nations, and Thomas Petit (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 103–4). On 10 Aug. 1760 GW explained to Richard Washington that he had sold all of his Potomac tobacco locally.

4GW records having paid William Digges, of Warburton Manor, Md., £14 “at your own House” for “8000 Weight of Hay” received on 15 Feb. 1760 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 101).

5David Craig died intestate in Fairfax County early in 1760 or late in 1759, leaving a sizable estate.

6John Mercer was among the defendants in Clifton’s suit in the General Court.

7This was probably Henry Wisheart, a merchant of Loudoun County.

8Robert Cunningham was probably the man who lived east of Mills Gap in Frederick County. He was undoubtedly being paid for supplies or services furnished the army.

9The artisan Jeremiah Mitchell received £21.16.6 from GW on 1 Dec. 1760 for ninety-seven days of work rebuilding GW’s mill (ibid., 102).

10On 20 Mar. Boston was subjected to “the most terrible Fire that has happened in this Town, or perhaps in any other Part of North-America.” Although there was no loss of life nearly four hundred homes and businesses were destroyed, and estimates of damages went as high as £300,000 sterling. The legislature instructed Gov. Thomas Pownall to send briefs throughout the colonies for contributions for the homeless and for burned-out businesses (Pennsylvania Gazette [Philadelphia], 3 April 1760).

11Hosea Bazell worked on GW’s millrace, and on 21 Sept. 1760 he received from GW £2.8.9 for 32½ days work (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 102).

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