George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, November 1764

Cash Accounts

[November 1764]

Cash
Novr 8— To Cash recd of the Treasurer, for pay as a Commissioner, appd to settle the Militia Acct1 £ 10.10.0
8— To Ditto recd of Ditto for the use of Mr Jno. Kirkpatrick2 7.10.0
To Ditto of the Honble Jno. Blair Esqr.3 22. 7.6
14— To Ditto Recd of Colo. Basset for a horse sold him4 40. 0.0
To Ditto of Mr Josh Valentine &ca as follow to wit—of Mr George Thomas £13. of Colo. [Littleton] Eyres 54.12. Colo. Basset 34.3. Mr Campbel 11.11.3 Mr Valentine 111.11. Total, & for wch I passd my rect to Jos. Valentine5 224.17.3
 
16— To Jno. Robinson Esqr. for the overplus value of my Slaves provided for Draing the Dismal Swm. 52.18.46
17— To Cash of Mr Joseph Valentine 134.11.9
To Ditto took from Card money in my Pockt 9.10.0
To Ditto of Mr Whitehead—1 Dbleloon7 4.16.0
Contra
Novr 1— By Childrens Books for J.P.C. 0. 5.0
By Colo. Richd Henry Lee my Bond for Negroe Judy & Child bot of Gawin Corbin Esqr. Estat.8 63. 0.0
2— By Colo. Tucker for Sundries9 18. 5.4
By Ditto for Leather of—Campbell10 15.18.0
8— By Servants 0. 5.9
By ½ quire paper 1/—By Mrs Washington £15 15. 1.0
9— By Mr Geo: Johnston to pay Mr Jno. Kirkpatrick11 7.10.0
14— By Servants 3/—By Coffee 2/ 0. 5.0
19— By Club at Trebels 15/—Coffee sevl times 7/6 1. 2.6
24— By Servants 1/3—Clubs at Trebels 27/6 1. 8.9
By Subscription to Purse—pd Colo. [John] Tayloe 1. 0.0
28— By Club at Trebels 5/—Raffling for a Watch 20/ 1. 5.0
By 2 Oz. Verdigrease 1/3. Coffee &ca 5/ 0. 6.3
29— By Mrs Ross pr her daughter for washing 1. 6.3
By Club at Trebels 10/—Mr Prentis12 1/ 0.11.0

AD, Ledger A, description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends 188–89.

2See entry in Contra, below.

3With this payment John Blair completed payments on the £300 sterling that he owed the Custis estate at the time of its settlement. See doc. III-B, in Settlement of the Daniel Parke Custis Estate, 20 April 1759–5 Nov. 1761, n.13.

4GW records in his account with Burwell Bassett that Bassett bought a “Bay horse” from him in October 1763 and paid £40 for it on 14 Dec. (instead of 14 Nov.) 1764 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 71).

5See Cash Accounts, April 1764, n.2, for a discussion of Joseph Valentine’s account with GW.

7Whitehead may be William Whitehead (1740–1766) of Southampton County.

8Gawin Corbin’s will in Westmoreland County is dated 1760. GW includes a slave named Judy at his Home farm in his Memorandum: List of Tithables of c.17 June 1764, but the name does not appear in his list of c.2 July 1765. There is no account with Corbin’s estate in Ledger A, description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends and this transaction may have been a purchase for the dower plantations that was recorded in the missing dower ledger.

9This is probably the merchant Robert Tucker of Norfolk, and the purchases may have been for the nearby dower plantations.

10Campbell may be one of the Norfolk merchants, James or Archibald Campbell. See note 9.

11See above under Cash.

12This was probably William Prentis, but it may have been John Prentis, both of Williamsburg.

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