George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, April 1766

Cash Accounts

[April 1766]

Cash
Apl 29— To Do [cash] from Jno. Relfe Esqr. by Mr Jno. Orr £86.16. 31
Contra
Apl 1— By taking up Abram2 0.15. 0
2— By James Boyle weighing of Hemp3 0.12. 6
10— By Exps. to the Convict Ship 3 Dollars 1. 2. 64
By Peter Green 1. 5. 0
By Exps. in taking Cloe out of P[rison] 15 Dollrs 5.12. 65
11— By Lund Washington 20. 0. 0
Do Ditto 20 Dollars 7.10. 06
By Mrs Washington 5. 0. 0
13— By repairing my Harness 0. 3. 6
By Servants 0. 1. 0
By Colo. Henry Lee for 1 Bl of Cranburys 2. 0. 0
By Exps. at Dumfries 0. 8. 6
By Do at Colchester & Mr Brents7 0. 4. 6
17— By Mr Dangerfield8 3. 0. 0
By Exps. from Fredg to Colo. [Burwell] Bassetts 1.15. 5
29— By Do to, & from the Dismal Swamp 1.18.10
By Mr Nicholas for Blans flower Duncan9 1. 0. 0

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

1In an entry dated 11 Mar. 1766 GW charges John Relfe of Philadelphia £146 for 1,168 bushels of Indian corn @2/6. He enters a second payment in his cash accounts on 1 May 1766 and a third on 14 Jan. 1767 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 229). For John Relfe’s disputed bill of exchange, see GW to Robert Cary & Co., 20 July 1767.

2Abram appears for the first time in 1766 among the slaves in GW’s Memorandum: List of Tithables and Taxable Land and Property, c.16 June 1766. He was a slave on River farm where James Cleveland was overseer.

3This may have been James Boyle of Frederick County. For GW’s crop of hemp in Frederick County, see Joseph Davenport to Lund Washington, c.September and 16 Oct. 1765.

4This is in Maryland currency. GW’s friend William McGachen had earlier been captain of the ship Tryal which brought convicts to Virginia. See GW to Robert Cary & Co., 20 Sept. 1763.

5Cloe, like Abram (see note 2), was a slave on River farm. This is in Maryland currency.

6This is Maryland currency.

7It has not been determined which of the Brents this was.

8This was probably the William Daingerfield who lived at Fredericksburg and Coventry, Spotsylvania County, and who died in 1781.

9Blanchflower Duncan was a shoemaker. Nicholas may be Robert Carter Nicholas.

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