George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, March 1766

Cash Accounts

[March 1766]

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Mar. 2— By Robert Haims £ 1. 0.0
8— By Sarah Harle1 1.15.0
15— By Charity 1. 0.0
17— By Cards 15/—Cash sent Jno. W[ashingto]n 15£ 15.15.0
26— By Edwd Williams 2. 0.0
By James Donaldson for repg a Gun 1 Dollar 7. 6.02
27— By an Anchor for my Schooner3 3. 2.0
28— By Captn [Henry] McCabe, 29 English Shillings for £1.8.11 Sterg due pr Acct 1.16.3

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

1In September 1765 Sarah Harle, probably the daughter of William Harle (d. 1750) of Fairfax County, went to work for GW at Mount Vernon and remained in his employ at the house for more than two years, until 23 May 1767 when he gave her an extra month’s salary. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 216.

2This may be the James Donaldson who was active in Fairfax County affairs until his death in 1770. He may be the same James Donaldson who enlisted in the Virginia Regiment from Stafford County in 1755 at the age of 28. GW indicates he paid in Maryland currency.

3For the reference to the building of GW’s schooner, see Cash Accounts, December 1765, n.6.

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