George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, October 1764

Cash Accounts

[October 1764]

Cash
To Cash of Saml Moxley for Smiths Work £ 3. 5.71
Octr 8— To Ditto from Doctr [Thomas] Cockburn for Smiths Work 1.11.4
16— To Ditto recd of Mr [John] Semple by Mr Macrae 33. 0.02
Contra
Octr 9— By 2522 feet Inch Pine Plank @6/6 £8.4. 50 feet Inch & ¼ Do Do @8/4 4[s]. 2[d.] Maryld Cury pd with 4 pists. & 8 Dollars £8.8.2 7. 8.0
By Edward Williams 2. 0.0
15— By Jno. Sheridine 1.10.0
By Jno. Prescot 5.17.6
16— By Hunting Creek Inspection viz. 34 Hhds3 8.10.0
By Dancing Master—Mackey for4 Childn 1. 0.0
By Club at Grayson’s 5/ 0. 5.0
By Turner Crump balle of Acct 10. 5.05
18— By freight of a Pipe of Wine from Norfolk 0.10.0
By two Barrels of Tarr @12/6 1. 5.0
By 5 Bushels of Oysters @1/ 0. 5.0
20— By Robt Wright Millwright repairing my Mill6 11.10.0
By Holferd Buck &ca Ditchers7 2. 0.0
By Ditto lent James Devenport 5. 0.0
22— By Mr Lund Washington 20. 0.08
By Chesnuts 1/—Ferriage at Occoquan 7/ 0. 8.0
23— By Servants 1/—1 Postilian Cap 3/6 0. 4.6
By my Mother 3. 0.0
27— By Sadler 6/—Farrier 5/—Watch 12/6 1. 3.6
By Servants 1/—Exps. at Hubbards 20/ 1. 1.0

AD, Ledger A, description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends 188.

1GW records that on 9 June 1764 Samuel Moxley owed him this amount for the work of his smith, but he does not record Moxley’s payment in his account with him. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 54.

2This was to complete payment for “70 Barrels of Indian Corn from my Plantations in Frederick ... @10/” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 182). Macrae was probably Allan Macrea.

3GW shipped twenty of these hogsheads of tobacco in the William and Mary, six in the Polly Ogle, and eight in the Industry. See GW to Robert Cary & Co., 10 Aug., 8 Oct. 1764, and GW to James Gildart, 5 June 1764.

4In his guardian account (30 April 1764) for John Parke Custis, GW has the entry, “By Mr McKay ... entrance to Dancing.” William McKay (Mackay) seems to have taught the children dancing for only one year, at a salary of £8.

5Turner Crump’s “6 Months Wages” as overseer of GW’s carpenters, amounting to £17.10, was due on 10 Oct. 1764, and at that time Crump owed GW £7.5.5¼ (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 183). Crump did not continue after 1764 as GW’s employee, but in 1766 he rented a plantation from him.

6“A Negro & Apprentice” belonging to Robert Wright began work on GW’s mill on 27 Sept., and Wright himself began work on 1 Oct. (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 1:334).

7GW has an account with “Holferd Burck & others Ditchers” in Ledger A, description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends 187, which indicates that GW paid Burck and his fellow workers a total of £20.7.6 for “ditching 271 Rod at my Doeg Run Plantation—@18d.,” apparently between September and 22 Dec. 1764.

8Lund Washington paid one-half of the £20 to the ditchers (see note 7) on 20 Oct. “(during my [GW’s] absence to Williamsburg)” and £4 more on 22 Dec. 1764 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 187). Lund Washington came to Mount Vernon at this time as manager of the Mount Vernon farms (see Cash Accounts, August 1764, n.2; GW to Carlyle & Adam, 15 Feb. 1767).

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