George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, July 1764

Cash Accounts

[July 1764]

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July 1— By Barber 1/—paid for hooks 4/ £ 0. 5.0
4— By Negroe 2/6—By Surveyors run[nin]g Road 10/ 0.12.6
By Mr Halls order for Thos Bishop 16. 0.01
6— By Barber 1/—Servants 13/9—Barber 2/ 0.16.9
9— By Club at Mrs Vobes 9/. Do at Trebels 21/ 7½ 1.10.7 1/2
18— By Collo. Bassetts Servants 7/6. Sailors 10/ 0.17.6
21— By the Speakers Servants 6/6—boy 1/ 0. 7.6
24— By Mr W. Washington’s Servants2 0. 3.6
By Expences at Evans’s Ordy 8/6.3 Ferriage Pis[catawa]y 5/7½ 0.14.1 1/2
25— By Exps. at Hobs hole 23/6—Do at Leeds Town & Fer[rag]e 23/ 2. 6.6
By Ferriage at Hoes 42/—Exps. at Laidlers 10/4 2.12.0

AD, Ledger A, description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends 184.

1GW paid Lt. John Hall of Thomas Gage’s 80th Regiment (and formerly, from 1755 to 1757, of GW’s Virginia Regiment) £10 sterling (£16 current money) for “Halls order for your [Thomas Bishop’s] discharge” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 124). See George Mercer to GW, 17 Feb. 1760, n.5, and John Mercer to GW, 16 June 1760, n.3.

2GW’s cousin Warner Washington lived in Gloucester County at this time.

3John Evans, Jr., offered for sale in 1769 land at Evans’s ordinary in Essex County (Virginia Gazette [Rind; Williamsburg], 10 Aug. 1769).

4John Laidler’s ferry on the Potomac ran from a site near Lower Cedar Point, Maryland.

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