George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, January 1764

Cash Accounts

[January 1764]

Cash
[Jany]— To abatement in Leather from William Thompson by Collo. Anthony Walke1 £ 0.16.10 1/2
To Interest of Frans Foster pr Jos. Valentine 25. 0. 0
Contra
Jany 1st— By Cash upon hand this day & carried to Accts for 1764. Folio 175 viz. In Virga Paper Cury £133.3s.4d. English Silver 25.11.6 Dollars viz. 16 @6/6 3.5. Pistoles 4 @24/ 4.16. 166.15.10
By Servants 0.12. 6
By Cards £5—Servants 6/9—Ditto 10/ 5.16. 9
5— By Cards 20/—Exps. at little Ferry Machodic 10/ 1.10. 0
6— By Servants 2/6—Exps. at Allans Ordy 21/ 1. 3. 6
7— By Expences at Dumfries 7/—Do at Colchestr 19/ 1. 6. 0
13— By Servants 3/3. Ferriage at Luckets 12/2 0.15. 3
By Ferrymen 3/—By Servants 2/9 0. 5. 9
 
14— By Ferry at Port Royal 1/3—Exps. at Do 3/1½ 0. 4. 4 1/2
15— By Exps. at Todds Ordy 10/—Do at the Ferry 3/9 0.13. 9
16— By Charity 6/—Servants 1/ 0. 7. 0
18— By Mr Craik Jeweller 7/63—Club at Trebels 10/6 0.18. 0
19— By Club at Southalls 3/9—1 Post[ilion] Whip 2/ 0. 5. 9
20— Buckles 3/6—Coffee 1/—Charity 5/ 0. 9. 6
Servants 2/6—Club at Trebels 5/9 0. 8. 9
21— By Mrs Campbells for lodging 2. 0. 0
By Dinner &ca at York 2/6—Ferriage Do 2/9 0. 5. 3
22— By Servants 7/6—Do 5/—Club at Capah[osi]k 3/94 0.16. 3
26— By Mr Fieldg Lewis—Cash lent5 12. 0. 0
By Barbers Acct 9/—Servants 3/6 0.12. 6
27— By Dinner at Capahosick 5/—Servants 5/ 0.10. 0
28— By Servants 6/3—Do at Mrs Bushrods 2/66 0. 8. 9

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 172, 175.

1GW had paid £20.2.2 in August 1762 to Anthony Walke for “Wm Thompson for Leather” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 118).

2The ferry entries for 13 and 14 Jan. illustrate why GW’s cash accounts cannot always be relied upon to fix the timing of his movements. If the Luckett’s ferry GW refers to in the entry for 13 Jan. is the Luckett’s ferry on the Potomac River at Frederick County, Md., he could not have crossed the Rappahannock at Port Royal well below Fredericksburg the next day.

3James Craig was a jeweler in Williamsburg.

4The ferry at Capahosic crossed the York River between the ferry at Yorktown below Williamsburg and the one at present-day West Point above Williamsburg.

5In Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 8, under the date 24 Jan. 1764, GW debits Fielding Lewis’s account £12 for “Cash lent you at Mr Man Pages.” Mann Page’s Rosewell was near the Gloucester County landing of the Capahosic ferry (see note 4).

6GW’s cousin Mildred Washington Bushrod (c.1720–1785), the widow of John Bushrod of Westmoreland County, returned to her native Gloucester County after her husband’s death in 1760.

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