George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, December 1766

Cash Accounts

[December 1766]

Cash
Decr  — To Cash won at Cards £ 8. 0. 0
12— To Do of Colo. F[ielding] Lewis due to my proportion of our Carolina Plantn Acct1 1.14.10 1/2
Do— To Do of Do on Acct of his Wa[l]ker & my Purchases in Nansemond2 1. 9. 6
25— To Ditto of Vale Crawford for Mr Jno. Auge Washington 3. 0. 0
To Ditto of Mr Humphrey Peake
[Maryland currency] 0. 7. 6
[Virginia currency] 3.11. 8
To Ditto of Danl Talbot Weaving
[Maryland currency] 1. 2. 6
To Do Balle of Jno. Wards Acct 0. 9. 7 1/2
To Cash at Cards [Maryland currency] 0. 7. 6
[Virginia currency] 0. 5. 3
To Ditto recd & not chargd 5.15.  
Contra
Decr 1— By Postage of a Letter 0. 1. 0
By Tea at the Coffee House3 0. 1. 0
By Servants 0. 1. 3
2— By Jno. P. Custis 1. 0. 0
4— By 1 Phial Balsams of Honey 0. 7. 6
By Mr [William] Rind for 1 Years Gazette to end in May next 0.12. 6
By Servants 0. 1. 0
 
By mending two fans—Mr Geddy4 0. 3. 9
By 2 Bonnets of Mr [James] Hubbard 1. 5. 0
By 1 Greek Grammer for Mr Custis 0. 2. 6
By Postage of Letters 3/. 2 Packs Cards 2/6 0. 5. 6
10  By Mr Trebell—Wmsburg Purse Octr 1765 1. 0. 0
11— By Colo. Tayloe for the Williamsburg Octr Purse 17665 1. 0. 0
12— By Wm Godfrey Barbers Acct6 3. 3. 6
By Expences at Trebells 4.11. 9
By 1 Dozn Oranges 0. 3. 9
By 1 sett of Necklace & Earings 2. 0. 0
By Mrs Campbell for board & Lodgg 17. 7. 6
By Mr Craig for 1 pr Garnet Earings 2. 0. 0
15— By Mr Barthw Dandridge7 22.10. 0
By Colo. Bassets Servants 0.14. 3
16— By Expences at Hubbards 1.12. 6
By Servants 0. 1. 3
17— By [William] Houston’s Acct 13/6. Cards 15/ 1. 8. 6
By Expences at Dumfries 1. 9. 4
19— By Antimony 0. 2. 6
By Expences at Occoquan ferry 0.10. 0
20— By Ditto at Lynton’s Ordy8 0.18. 0
By Tarter emetic & L[iqui]d Laudanum for Mr Abednego Adams 0. 4. 0
By Mr [Hector] Ross’s Smith mendg Wheels of Cha[rio]t 0. 1. 0
21— By 5 Gallns Cranburys [Maryland currency] 0. 7. 6
By 75 lbs. dryed fish [Maryland currency] 0.15. 0
25— By Robert Haims 0.15. 0
26— By Jno. Alton 7. 0. 0
By Colo. [George William] Fairfax’s Servants 1. 5. 0
By Danl Talbot in change 0. 2. 6
31— By Cash supposd to be paid away & not credited 17. 6. 2
By Ditto upon hand this day & carrd to new Acct for 1767 folio 242 viz.
In Virginia Paper £160.7.9
English Silver 1.5.7 161.13. 4
Dollars 76¾ @7/6 [Maryland currency] 28.15. 6

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 237, 238.

3The Coffee House in Williamsburg, located near the Capitol, was reopened during the following year as a tavern by Richard Charlton (Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon; Williamsburg], 25 June 1767; Virginia Gazette [Rind; Williamsburg], 2 Feb. 1769).

4James Geddy had a store in Williamsburg.

5On 23 Oct. 1766 John Tayloe’s Hero beat William Byrd’s Valiant Tryall and Richard Lee’s Mark Anthony “at the race ground near this city” (Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon; Williamsburg], 24 Oct. 1766).

6William Godfrey, peruke maker, advertised in the Virginia Gazette (Purdie and Dixon; Williamsburg) on 25 April 1766 the opening in Williamsburg of a “shop between the Raleigh and the Capitol, where he proposes carrying on his business in all its branches.”

7The £22.10, which was “Cash [paid Bartholomew Dandridge] at [Burwell Bassett’s],” may have been in partial payment of £45 for “1 Single Chair—& Sorrel Horse” that GW was buying from Dandridge (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 110).

8William Linton (Lynton; died c.1770) ran a tavern in Colchester and was a member of the Truro Parish vestry.

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