George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, April 1763

Cash Accounts

[April 1763]

Apl  8— To Captn McCarty Balle of Accts1 £ 5.18.2
16— To Cash of Mrs Washington 0. 1.3
27— To Ditto of Mr Jos[ep]h Valentine 150. 0.0
To Ditto of Do for Intt2
of Wm Dandridges Bo[n]d 22. os. 5d.
of Fr[anci]s Foster 25.
of Captn [Thomas] Dansie 7.12. 54.12.5
28— To Cash of Collo. Bird for Rent3 40. 0.0
30— To Do Recd of Collo. Nathl Burwell on Acct of Bowlers Judgmt £66.18.44
Do of Mr E[dmund] Pendleton on Acct of Do 121.9.10 188. 8.2
To Cash of Dr [James] Carter Int. of Mrs [Joanna] McKensies Bd 10.16.
To Ditto of Mr P[hilip Whitehead] Claiborne for Int. 14. 24.16.0
Aprl 11— By Mrs Brasenton for layg 4 Negroe Women 2. 0.0
16— By Josias Cocke 40/—Jno. Beedy Balle Acct 16/5½ 2.16.5 1/2
16— By Turner Crump 40/—17th By Ferrymen at Oc[coqua]n 1/35 2. 1.3
18— By Mrs Washington 20/—Ditto 20/ 2. 0.0
19— By an Express formerly 10/—Exps. at Dumf[rie]s 12/66 1. 2.6
20— By my Mother 15. 0.0
By Servants 2/6—Ditto 2/6—Ditto 6/ 0.11.0
By Exps. at Todds 12/37—Ferriage at Chamberln 10/8 1. 2.3
26— By Charity 12/6—Play Tickets 5/ 0.17.6
28— By Club at Finnies 6/9—Mendg my Watch 12/6 0.18.6
29— By Play Tickets 10/—pd Warrington 24/10 1.14.0
30— By Fee pd Mr [Edmund] Pendleton in Dunbars Suit11 5. 0.0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 160.

1Daniel McCarty (d. 1792) was a wealthy planter living at Mount Air on Accotink Creek in Fairfax County.

3GW charged William Byrd for “Rent of my Houses & Lotts in Williamsburg” £40 on 1 Oct. 1762 and 1763 and £45 in 1764 and 1765 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 135). Richard Starke rented the house, which belonged to John Parke Custis, for his mother in 1768 and 1769.

4For the judgment in General Court against William Bowler, one of the Custis debtors, see doc. III-B, n.18, in Settlement of the Daniel Parke Custis Estate, 20 April 1759–5 Nov. 1761.

5The ferryman at the crossing on Occoquan Creek about ten miles south of Mount Vernon was a slave belonging to George Mason of Gunston Hall, the owner of the ferry.

6Often when en route to Fredericksburg and Williamsburg, GW spent the night at Dumfries on Quantico Creek in Prince William County.

7William Todd’s ordinary was in King and Queen County at the ferry (later bridge) crossing of the Mattaponi River into King William County.

8Edward Pye Chamberlayne (1725–c.1769) lived on the Pamunkey River near the Custises’ White House in New Kent County. On 24 April GW was “At my Plantation in King William [Claiborne’s]” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 1:309).

9Alexander Finnie bought the Raleigh Tavern in Williamsburg in 1749 and sold it in 1752 but continued, at least intermittently, to be a tavern keeper in the town until his death in 1769.

10John Warrington was a Custis tenant in Williamsburg. On 11 Nov. 1761 Joseph Valentine paid him 6s. 6d. for “Making one Flaniel Wastcoat” for GW (ViHi: Custis Papers).

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