George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, October 1766

Cash Accounts

[October 1766]

Cash
Octr 29— To Dollars of Mr Alexr Ross for 10 M Shings. viz. 30 @7/6 11. 5.01
To Cash of Mr Robt Adam 25. 0.02
30— To Ditto of Colo. Fairfax 1. 0.0
Contra
Octr 8— By Charity 0.12.6
By boys Expences to Frederick 0. 3.0
12— By Mrs [Frances] Colvil 10. 0.03
19— By Potatoes 0. 3.0
By Jno. Sheridine for a small Canoe 1. 0.0
By Isaac Jackson (sent by Mr Frans Dade) for fulling 10½ yds Cloth &ca4 1. 0.0
20— By Jno. Beedy—sent by his Wife 2. 0.0
30— By Exps. at Dumfries 1. 5.0
31— By repairs to my Harness by Mr [William] Houston 0.12.6
By 1 pr Knee buckles &ca 0. 0.7 1/2

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

1GW noted in May 1766 selling Alexander Ross of Maryland 10,000 shingles @$3 or “17/3 Virga C[urrenc]y pr thousand” and, on 29 Oct. 1766, receiving “30 Dollars—£8.14.3” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 235). As GW indicates, the £11.5 is in Maryland currency.

2See the Carlyle & Adam account in Ledger A, description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends 180.

3This is a loan to Mrs. Frances Colvill. See Cash Accounts, April 1767, for its repayment. See also GW to John West, Jr., December 1767.

4GW sent £1 to Isaac Jackson, a fuller in Winchester, in payment of his charges of 15s. 9d. for “fulling & dressing 10½ yds of ¾ Cloth—@18d.” and 4s. for “Scouring & dressing 8 yds of Shalloon [@] 6d.” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 243).

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