George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, August 1764

Cash Accounts

[August 1764]

Cash
Augt 26— To Captn [Sampson] Darrel £ 3. 5.0
To Postage of Strays 0. 7.0
Contra
Augt  3— By Collo. Fairfax’s Groom 10/—Postage Letters 6/9 0.16.9
By William Carlin Taylors Acct £3.16.2 Ditto for Mastr Custis Do Do .7.61 4. 3.8
9— By Turner Crump 3. 0.0
12— By Water Mellons 1/—By Onion’s 5/ 0. 6.0
15— By Mulatto Jacks ferriage 2/ 0. 2.0
20— By Jno. Bennet bringing 2 Hhds of Tobo in Jos. Thompson’s Waggen from Frederick 2. 3.0
21— By Mr [William] Ramsay for Balle Accts 13.17.2
22— By a Sorrel Mare bought of Mr L[un]d Washington2 12. 0.0
24— By Thomas Collett Brickwork 1.10.0
25— By Jno. Chowning—lent 3. 0.0
By Captn [John] Posey money lent 10. 0.0
26— By Mr [Charles] Green Balle Acct 4. 7.7 1/2
27— By Exps. at Trammels 5/6. Do at Leesburg 10/3 0.15.9
29— By Edwd Voilet 22. 0.0
30— By 1 dark bay mare of Farrel Littleton3 8. 0.0
By my Negroe Joe 2/6. By Gerrd Bowling 12/6 0.15.0
31— By Expences at Leesburg 11/9—Do at Tramls 4/6 0.16.3

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

1Beginning in 1764 and for a number of years afterwards, William Carlin of Alexandria made clothes for GW and his ward and for some of their servants.

2In late 1764 (see GW to Carlyle & Adam, 15 Feb. 1767; Cash Accounts, October 1764, n.8), GW hired his cousin Lund Washington (1737–1796) to become manager of his Mount Vernon farms. He continued in this position during GW’s absence of more than eight years during the Revolutionary War.

3In 1760 Farrell Littleton was the resident overseer of John Augustine Washington’s plantation in Frederick County (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 1:259).

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