George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, July 1765

Cash Accounts

[July 1765]

Contra1
July 1— By Cash lent James Devenport [£]15. 0.0
3— By Exps. at Gardner’s 0. 8.9
By Charity 2. 0.0
5— By 1 pr Boot Straps 0. 2.6
6— By Exps. at Adams’s Muster2 0. 5.0
9— By Mr Semple pr Willm Graham 30. 5.03
15— By Jno. Alton 2. 0.0
16— By Cakes at the Election viz.
pd Eliza. Pomphret £2.10.0
Bridget  1.15. 
Mary Lynn  2. 3.1
  .12. 
  .11. 4 7.11.1
17— By Mr Arrels Acct 6.17.9
 
By Edward Voilet Balle of Acct pd him 25th Feby last & neglected to be chargd then5 20.11.8
By Cash paid Holferd Burck &ca in full for Ditching 4 March last 2. 5. 
22— By—Harrison keeping my Poll at Vestry6 0.15.0
By Cakes at Ditto 0. 1.0
27— By Peter Green7 0.10.0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 211.

1Except for the two entries printed in Cash Accounts, June 1765, GW enters nothing on the cash side of the ledger in his cash accounts between 31 May and 20 Nov. 1765. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 208, 211, and 222.

2Adams may have been Robert Adam, the merchant in Alexandria who in 1765 was sheriff of Fairfax County, or GW’s neighbor William Adams (1723–1809); both were militia officers.

3The only entries in GW’s account with John Semple for 1765 is GW’s acknowledgment of receipt of “39 Planks 680 feet,” £2.3.9½, and, on 4 Sept., “1 Barrel of Tarr,” fifteen shillings (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 182).

4GW did not enter names before the last two amounts. For the election, see Fairfax County Poll Sheet, 16 July 1765.

5GW’s account with Edward Violet is in Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 131, 186.

6GW left a blank for Harrison’s first name. A Nathaniel Harrison voted for GW and John Posey in the burgess election of 16 July 1765. For the vestry polls, see Vestry Elections in Truro and Fairfax Parishes, 22–25 July 1765.

7GW’s diary entry for 30 May 1765 reads, “Peter Green came to me a Gardener” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 1:338). Green remained for only one year. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 217.

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