George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, June 1764

Cash Accounts

[June 1764]

Cash
June 6— To Ditto [cash] of Mr Wm Triplet Balle Acct1 £27. 8. 0
To Ditto of Jno. Ward for Smiths work2 0. 2. 0
20— To Ditto of Captn Geo: Johnston3 18. 3. 9
To Ditto of Mr French4 0.10. 0
Contra
June 1— By Hunting Creek Inspection 11.15. 05
By Sadlers Acct 6.10. 0
By Expences in Alexandria 0. 5. 0
3— By Captn Briggs for 7 Gallons of Spirits @8/6 2.16. 0
4— By Mrs Brasenton laying two Negro Womn 1. 0. 0
By Saml Johnson Senr for Balle due .12.11
 
5— By Thomas Boseley for a Wild Goose7 . 2. 6
6— By Richd Horsley Waggonage of 2 Hhds Tobo in Joseph Thompsons Waggon8 2. 3. 0
6— By Do for Zac: Connel in Jas McCarmicks Do9 2. 3. 0
By Bryan Fairfax Esqr. for Balle Accts 16. 3. 8 1/2
By Captn Posey for Wm Whiting 20. 0. 010
7— By Jno. Askew 1. 5. 0
15— By Bryan Allison 4. 10. 011
19— By Miss Wades making Shifts for Patcy Custis12 0.16. 0
By Saml Johnson for his share of Wheat 1763 4.13. 9
By Quit Rents paid John Hough pr Rect13 11.14. 6
By Charity 20/—Dinner & Club at Arles 3/914 1. 3. 9
20— By Cash lent Turner Crump 2. 0. 0
By Captn Posey—Balle due for Whting’s Land15 26.10. 0
By Collo. [George William] Fairfax’s Negroe 2/6. Ferry at Col[cheste]r 7/6 0.10. 0
By Ferrymen 2/3—Exps. at Dumfries 2/6 0. 4. 9
By George Ashford 15/—gave away 1/6 0.16. 6
21— By repairing Watch 7/6 0. 7. 6
23— By Exps. at Hubbards 1. 5. 2
By Servants 1/3. Exps. at Todds 12/ 0.13. 3
By Exps. at Danzies 19/—By Barber 1/ 1. 0. 0
25— By Exps. at Trebels 8/6—Servants 2/6 0.11. 0

AD, Ledger A, description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends 178.

1In Triplett’s personal account with GW the amount is given as £27.8.0¾. William Triplett’s charges for the brickwork and plastering that he had done at Mount Vernon in 1758 and afterwards amounted to £74.18.4. GW paid him £50 in cash in February 1760, and by February 1764 Triplett had incurred charges of £50.15.4¾ for work done by GW’s slave carpenters as well as other small charges for goods and service. The £27.8.0¾ that Triplett paid GW represented the difference between what he owed and was owed, and the payment settled the account (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 72).

2John Ward paid two shillings for the “Pointing &ca a Duckbill Coulter” by GW’s blacksmith (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 174).

3George Johnston’s charges for legal work that he had done for GW since 1757 totaled £14.5, and in the same period GW had advanced the Alexandria lawyer a total of £42.18.5. After paying GW £35.8.9, Johnston still owed GW £7.9.8. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 5 and 133.

4Under his personal account with Daniel French GW has entered the amount of 11s. 6d. received in June 1764 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 118).

5This was for the inspection of the forty-eight hogsheads of tobacco that GW shipped in the Tryal in 1763. See GW to Robert Cary & Co., 27 Sept. 1763.

6This was probably James Briggs, master of the Brothers, who at this time was carrying on trade between Virginia and the West Indies.

7Thomas Boseley (Bozley), a connection of GW’s neighbors, the McCartys, owned land in Fairfax County.

8Joseph Thompson lived in Frederick County, and Richard Horsley was hauling GW’s mountain tobacco to Alexandria.

9GW frequently used Zachariah Connel in 1765 as a wagoner from his Bullskin plantation. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 219. James McCarmick (McCormick; died c.1789) lived on Bullskin Run in Frederick County.

10As early as the spring of 1760 John Posey approached GW with an offer to buy for him a plot of land adjoining GW’s Mount Vernon mill tract (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 1:251, 254). Henry Trenn (Tren) died in 1751 and left jointly to his minor son and daughter a tract of about two hundred acres on the west bank of Dogue Run. The son Absolom was dead by 1760, and Posey, who had been guardian of the Trenn children, informed GW that he thought he could buy the land for GW for £50 or £60. The daughter Diana Trenn was by this time married to William Whiting, and in 1764 the Whitings sold the land to Posey for GW for £75, which was paid in three installments. The Whiting purchase was part of what had been a 300–acre tract, 94 acres of which Henry Trenn sold to Lawrence Washington in 1751 and which at this time comprised a part of GW’s mill tract. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 168; Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 1:241, 251, 254; deed of release from William and Diana Whiting to GW, 19 June 1764 (photocopy), ViMtvL. The deeds of lease and release, 18 and 19 June, were sold at the Thomas Birch’s Sons sale, catalog no. 663, items 24 and 24½, April 1891.

11GW wrote in his account with the tailor Bryan Allison that the £4.10 was “sent you by yr Son” on 15 June (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 68).

12There were three Miss Wades who lived on a tract of land adjoining GW’s Mill farm—Valinda, Sarah, and Eleanor.

14Richard Arell’s tavern was in Alexandria.

15See note 10.

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