George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, August 1763

Cash Accounts

[August 1763]

Cash
Augt 15— To Ditto [cash] for Smiths Work £ 0. 2.0
To Ditto of Captn [John] Posey 2. 0.0
16— To Ditto of Mr Jno. Muir—Mr Barnes’s order Assignd1 15. 0.0
To Ditto of Mr Josias Bell for Carpenters W[ork] 41.15.82
To Ditto of Captn Posey—Virga Paper 18. 0.0
To Ditto in Gold 2—pistoles 2. 8.0
Contra
Augt  1— By Beggar 5/—Ditto Do 2/6 0. 7.6
By Card Money £10 10. 0.0
7— By taking up Sam 5/3 0. 5.0
11— By Mr McGowan on Acct of Collo. Lewis4 7. 0.0
12— By Mr Watson 30/5—Gerrd Bowling Inspg Tobo 13/6 2. 3.6
 
By 6 yards worsted Shag of Mr Wilson 7/6 2. 5.0
13— By Exps. Inspectg Tobo 7/6—takg up Sam 10/ 0.17.6
By Mr [Henry] Rozers Groom 10/ 0.10.0
17— By 2½ Bushls Onions 8/—pd Freight of Goods 2/6 0.10.6
By Servants 0. 2.6
25— By Saml Johnson Junr for Balle due for Corn 9. 8.6
By Jno. McClockland for Weaving 1. 3.6
By Servant 1/3 0. 1.3
31— By Cash paid Bryan Allison 12. 0.0
By Josias Cooke 3. 0.0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 166–67.

1John Muir was a merchant in Alexandria, and Mr. Barnes was probably Abraham Barnes, a planter in Truro Parish, Fairfax County.

2According to an entry dated 25 May 1763 in GW’s account with Turner Crump, the overseer of GW’s slave carpenters, the charges on the work they had done for Josias Beall came to a total of £56.15.8, of which Crump received £8.14.8½ as his share (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 121). See Cash Accounts, 1761, n.75.

3Two of GW’s slaves at Mount Vernon were named Sam, one a carpenter and the other a field hand on Muddy Hole farm.

4GW entered on this date in his account with Fielding Lewis, “To Ditto [cash] paid Mr [Walter] Magowan at yr request . . . [£]7” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 8).

5Mr. Watson may be Joseph Watson. See Cash Accounts, January 1763, n.4.

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