George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, August 1760

Cash Accounts

[August 1760]

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Augt 1— By Ditto [cash] pd Thos Hardin (Mrs Steptoes Overr)1 for 34 Barl Corn £19.11. 0
2— By Do pd Messrs Digges & Addison—their Costs in Cliftons Suit besides Tobo2 2.10. 0
By Do paid Levies Taxes &ca to John West besides Tobo 12. 0. 0
6— By Do paid Doctr McCarmick on acct of Jno. Adams3 1. 1. 9
By Ditto paid Mr Richd Stephen—in Acct4 2.10. 0
7— By Ditto paid Mr Danl Payne—store Acct Dumfries5 9. 8. 8
By Expences at Dumfries 4/10—gave ferryman 7½ 0. 5. 5 1/2
8— By Mr Geo: Johnston—A retaining Fee 2. 0. 0
By Expences at Alexa. 0. 2. 6
By Mr Piper for 1 Hogshead Rum 102 Gals. @ 4/6 24.12.11
12— By Mr John Gist for his Lease6 30. 0. 0
14— By Saml and Jane Warner—for their Lease in Cliftons Neck7 10.15. 0
18— By Joseph Gardner’s Lease Do Do8 21.17. 6
19— By Messrs Carlyle & Dalton’s Acct 42.17. 7 3/4
By Mr Robt Johnston—3 Yrs Rent [Patrick] Matthews Plantn9 7.10. 0
20— By Mr William Clifton in part for his Land10 63. 0. 0
21— By 2 Sailors setting us across the River 0. 2. 6
By Cash gave Colo. Fairfax’s Will 1. 1. 6
 
By Do in part of expences at Benedict11 0. 1. 6
26— By Bryan Allison in full of Accts 8. 1. 0
By Wm Ransom—for taking up Boson12 0. 5. 0

D, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends 98.

1The estate of James Steptoe, of Hominy Hall, Westmoreland County, who died about 1757, included several hundred acres of land near Mount Vernon. His daughter Anne later became the fourth wife of GW’s brother Samuel Washington.

2John Addison and William Digges of Prince Georges County, Md., were among those who had had claims on the land at Clifton’s Neck which GW acquired from William Clifton in May 1760. See GW to Benjamin Waller, 2 April 1760, n.1; Robert Carter Nicholas and George Wythe to GW, 27 May 1760; and William Digges to GW, 4 June 1760, n.1. GW also paid them 1,089 pounds of tobacco (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 101).

3In 1752 GW surveyed for Dr. John McCormick (d. 1769) 157 acres on Bullskin Run. John Adams was GW’s wagon driver at the Bullskin plantation.

4This is Richard Stephenson of Frederick County.

5This payment was for 15 bars of iron, a hank of silk, and 2 pairs of men’s shoes bought the previous year (Daniel Payne’s account book, MdHi). Daniel Payne’s flourishing store was in operation from at least 1755 to 1761. Payne was a justice of Prince William County.

6On this day John Gist signed an agreement accepting a cash payment from GW for relinquishing the remainder of his lease on 106 acres, a part of the land that GW had bought from Sampson Darrell (Fairfax County Deed Book D [1755–61], 757–59).

7Samuel and Jane Warner were tenants on the Clifton tract just bought by GW. On 15 Aug. GW paid Samuel and Jane Warner for the residue of their lease from William Clifton (Fairfax County Deed Book D [1755–61], 776–78).

8Joseph Gardner was a tenant on GW’s new Clifton’s Neck land.

9Robert Johnston rented land on Bullskin Run to GW. This may be the land GW surveyed for Johnston in 1752 (Papers, Colonial Series description begins W. W. Abbot et al., eds. The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series. 10 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1983–95. description ends , 1:31).

10GW indicated in his account with the commissioners of Clifton’s affairs that he paid Clifton £63 currency and £30 sterling (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 101).

11Benedict was a shipping town on the Patuxent River in Maryland about thirty miles south and east of Mount Vernon.

12William Ransom of Fairfax County died in 1762 or 1763. For Boson’s flight, see Cash Accounts, April 1760, n.5.

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