George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, June 1766

Cash Accounts

[June 1766]

Cash
June 14— To Ditto [cash] from John Ward £ 1. 0.0
16— To Captn McCarty’s Acct 6. 0.01
Contra
June 3— By my Brothrs Flax Dresser 0.10.0
By Peter Green 2.12.1
By Servants 0. 3.6
By Ferriages 0. 1.0
By Tax on 1250 Acres of Land in King George—pr Gerrd Banks2 2.10.0
5— By Colo. [Fielding] Lewis for Mr [Walter] Magowan 1. 0.0
13— By Mr Wm Crawford (Alexa.) on Acct of Edward Voilet 8.11.83
By Ditto for Sundry 30d. Nails 0.18.0
By Jno. Cannon Sadler 0.18.0
By 2 dozn Lemons 0.10.0
By Taking up Negroe Tom4 2. 0.0
16— By Jno. McLaughlan5 1.15.0
By Jno. Hough for Quit Rents 1765 11.19.6
By Mr James Wren 2.18.0
By a 50 Galln Copper at Mr B[ryan] Fairfax’s Sale paid Captn McCarty for6 5. 0.0
By 1 Sett of Leads & Corkes pd Do for 1. 0.0
By Expences in seeing an Elk 0. 8.9
17— By Jno. Beedy 1. 0.0
By Club at Arrols 0. 5.0
By Colo. Fitzhugh’s Skipper7 0. 3.0
By Mr [Hector] Ross’s Acct 2. 2.6
20— By Thomas Plummit 4 days Mowing8 0.10.0
25— By Sarah Harle 1.10.0
27— By Mr Frans Dade9 for the use of Mr Jno. Washington 6. 0.0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 232.

1See Contra entry below and GW’s account with Daniel McCarty in Ledger A, description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends 218.

2This is either Gerrard (Girard) Banks (1709–1768) or his son (d. 1787), both of whom were from the Northern Neck. The older man may have been living in Orange County at this time.

3GW made his final settlement with his former overseer by the payment of £8.11.8 to “Mr Wm Crawford of Alexandria agreeable to your Order” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 205). Crawford was a merchant.

4On 2 July 1766 GW sent the slave Tom, who had been on his River farm for several years, to Capt. Joseph Thompson to be sold in St. Kitts. See GW to Thompson, 2 July 1766, and Cash Accounts, March 1767, n.1.

5GW earlier spelled the weaver’s name “McClockland.”

6Bryan Fairfax went to England probably earlier this year and returned sometime before June 1767. Fairfax’s personal account with GW records on 10 Jan. 1765 “By 1 Copper Kettle bot at his Sale.” See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 155.

7This may be GW’s friend Col. William Fitzhugh (1721–1798) who lived at Rousby Hall in Calvert County, Maryland.

8On 16 June 1766 GW wrote in his diary, “Began to cut my Meadows at Home” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:4).

9Francis Dade of Alexandria was licensed to practice law in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties in 1758. He was disbarred in 1769 and subsequently hung out his shingle in St. Mary’s County, Maryland.

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