George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, October 1765

Cash Accounts

[October 1765]

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Octr 4— By Huntg Creek Inspectors £8. 0.01
6— By Chesnuts 0. 2.6
21— By Mr Saml Johnson for Mrs Smith 2.10.0
By Mr Jas Wren for Spinning Wheels &ca2 4.14.6
By 5 Oz. Verdigrease 0. 2.6
By Mrs Washington 3. 0.0
22— By Wm Halley3 1. 0.0
By Wm Gardners Acct & Rect 3.13.6

AD, Ledger A, description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends 211, 222.

1The duty on a hogshead of tobacco was five shillings. The total recorded here was for five hogsheads shipped in the Charming Polly, eight in the Industry, and twenty in the William and Mary (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 121).

2GW had acquired from James Wren (died c.1815) in 1765 “2 Linnen Wheels,” “1 Woolen” wheel, “1 Check-Reel,” and “1 Sett of Hemp-Heckles,” for a total cost of £4.14.6. Later, probably November 1765, he got another linen wheel, for sixteen shillings (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 73). Wren drew the plans for Pohick and Falls churches in Fairfax County and for Christ Church in Alexandria.

3William Halley (Haley) of Truro Parish, Fairfax County, is credited in Ledger A, description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends 214, with £6.10 for “32½ days work on a Raising & decking a Flat.”

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