George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, July 1766

Cash Accounts

[July 1766]

Contra
July 1— By Thos Plummet for Mowg 3 days £0. 7. 6
4— By Sarah Harle 0. 2. 6
6— By Thomas Bishop 0. 8. 0
By Ditto for Master Custis 1. 2. 01
17— By Jno. Carney 2 dollars & 30/ 0.15. 02
1.10. 0
 
20— By James Starke 19 day’s Cradling 4.15. 0
By Danl Starke 18 days Do 4.10. 0
By Charity 0.10. 0
21— By Mr Hectr Ross for Doctr [James] Nisbets Judgt in behalf of Jedh Mitchell 7.13. 93
By Club at Arrols 0. 2. 6
By —— Bushby paintg my Schooner 0.17. 0
22— By Charity 1. 0. 0
23— By Mr Ross for 1034 lbs. Tobo for E. Payne4 8. 8.10
24— By Jno. Prescot 0.10. 0
25— By Jno. Askew 1. 0. 0
By Club at Arrols 0. 2. 8
28— By Amoriah Bonham for Services in Harvest viz. 23 day’s @5/ 5.15. 0
By Mr Chs Washington money re[ceive]d of George Thrift5 1.10. 0
By English Silver to Mr Sebastion £6.0.0 25 prCt on Do [£]1.10.6 7.10. 0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 232, 234.

1GW debited John Parke Custis’s guardian account this amount for payment to Susanna Bishop for “Tayloring” (Guardian Accounts, 11 April 1767).

2This was in Maryland currency.

3In his account with Hector Ross, GW’s entry of 17 June 1766 on the Contra side of the ledger credits Ross with £7.13.9 “By Doctr Nisbets judgmt—for Jedh Mitchell,” and on 21 July he records having paid Ross £7.13.9 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 111).

4Edward Payne was the collector of the parish levy for Truro Parish. In addition to GW’s transfer (loose) tobacco note for 1,034 pounds in Hector Ross’s hands, GW paid Payne 2,686 pounds of tobacco, for a total of 3,720 pounds for his annual levy. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 111, 224.

6See GW to Hanbury, 28 June 1766, n.1. GW gave Benjamin Sebastian, Jr., £6 in silver (£7.10 in Virginia money) to take his watch and gold chain to London for repair and to have a new gold case put on the watch. The work was done by John Waldron and cost £1.16.3 more than GW had given to Sebastian. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 235.

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