George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, March 1764

Cash Accounts

[March 1764]

Cash
Mar. 18— To Mr Robt Rutherford on Acct Thos Digges1 £17.10.0
30— To Mr [Charles] Green 5. 0.0
Contra
Mar.  2— By Captn McCabes order paid Mr Thos Digges viz. Sterling £5.0.0 50 prCt Excha. on Do 2.10. 7.10.02
4— By Exps. at Leesburg 0.10.0
5— By Edwd Violette to pay Sundries 2. 0.0
By Servants 11/—Sent to Phila. for a pr Lr Breeches 35/—gave Taylor takg Mea[sur]e 1/ 2. 7.0
 
By Exps. at Collo. Hites3 0. 3.4
18— By altering my Boots 0. 7.6
By Servants 2/6—Charity 10/ 0.12.6
22— By Bryan Bruin’s Ord[inar]y Acct4 14. 7.5
22— his Servants 6/—Exps. at Wests 3/5 0. 9.0
By Servants 2/3—By Thos Bishop £6 6. 2.3
By Nelson Kelly for Balle of Acct 2.13.3 1/2

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 175–76.

1Thomas Attwood Digges (1742–1821), second son of William Digges of Warburton, Prince George’s County, Md., left, under a cloud, for Portugal in 1767 and remained abroad until 1798. He took an active, and controversial, part in American affairs during and after the Revolution, in England and Ireland. See Elias and Finch, Letters of Digges. description begins Robert H. Elias and Eugene D. Finch, eds. Letters of Thomas Attwood Digges (1742–1821). Columbia, S.C., 1982. description ends Robert Rutherford (1728–1803), of Frederick County, was assistant commissary in GW’s Virginia Regiment from 1755 until 1757, at which time he became captain of a company of rangers in Frederick County under GW’s command. In 1766, when GW chose to seek his seat in the House of Burgesses in Fairfax rather than in Frederick County, Rutherford was elected in Frederick. See the entry in Cash Accounts, April 1764, noting William Digges’s receipt for the £17.10 from Rutherford.

2It was on Henry McCabe’s order that GW paid this amount to Thomas Digges for the 100 bushels of salt that GW had received from McCabe in August 1763. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 174.

3John Hite of Frederick County was a friend of GW.

4Bryan Bruin lived in Winchester. In 1771 he put up for sale 20,000 acres of land lying mostly in Frederick and Hampshire counties.

5This was William West’s ordinary in Loudoun County.

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