George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, February 1766

Cash Accounts

[February 1766]

Cash
Feby 6— To Cash of Jno. Snowden1 £ 0.15.0
14— To Do of Mr Jos[ep]h Lane for Colo. [George William] Fairfax2 90. 0.0
23— To Do of Valen[tin]e Crawford 21. 0.03
To Ditto of Ditto for Jno. Washington 15. 0.0
To Do of Do for Hemp brakes4 0.15.0
Contra
Feby 5— By Expences at Gardners 0.12.6
By Joseph Davenport 0.10.0
8— By Expences at Cedar point5 0. 5.0
 
By Servants 0. 1.3
12— By Mr Samuel Washington6 12. 0.0
By Cards 0.12.6
By Expences in getting of my Schooner 2. 5.0
25— By Cash pd Colo. Fairfax pr rect7 90. 0.0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 230.

1GW records on 6 Feb. 1766 the sale of 86 pounds of hemp to John Snowden for £2.3. In a later undated entry GW credits Snowden £7 for “netting me a Sein & Rigging D[itt]o—Hemp &ca found him—he spun it” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 94).

2Joseph Lane (d. 1796) was the son of William Lane of Nomini Forest, Westmoreland County. See final entry in Contra, below.

3After recording under the date 23 Feb. receiving from Valentine £21 in cash and a bull valued at £3.10, GW showed in his account Crawford still owing him £25.2.2. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 228.

4A hemp brake was an instrument for beating and crushing hemp.

5This is probably Upper Cedar Point in Maryland, just across the Potomac River from Chotank Creek in what was then Stafford County, Virginia. GW’s brother Samuel had a plantation near Chotank Creek. Lower Cedar Point was several miles downriver, just below Laidler’s ferry.

6In GW’s account with his brother Samuel, an entry dated 22 Dec. 1765 shows Samuel Washington paying Robert Alexander £12 for GW and an entry dated 12 Feb. 1766 records GW’s payment of the £12 to Samuel Washington. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 7.

7See 14 Feb. above under Cash entries.

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