George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, January 1767

Cash Accounts

[January 1767]

Cash
To Cash upon hand viz.
In Virginia Paper £160.7.9 English Silver 1.5.7 £161.13.4
Dollars viz. 74¾ @7/6 28.15.61
Jany 13— To Cash of Geo. Wm Fairfax Esqr. 30. 0.0
14— To Ditto of Mr Relfe of Philada 17. 0.02
19— To Ditto from Mr Gibson for 23 Bushls of Flax Seed @4/3 4.12.0
Contra
Jany 13— By Jno. Askew pr Lund Washington Balle 1.13.0
14— By Mrs Washington 1. 5.0
19— By Wm Carlin Taylor for myself 2.13.9
By Ditto Do for Mastr Custis 2. 7.9
By Mr Gibson Store Acct4 0.11.6
22— By Mr Charles Washington 12. 0.0
By Mr [William] Rind advertising Sale of Colo. Colvills Negroes5 0. 5.0
24— By Club at Mr Weedons6 0. 5.3
26— By 1 pr of Necklace Rings 0. 2.6
By Balle of Mr Roger Dixon 0. 2.0
28— By Ferriage at Dixons7 till Decr 21st 1766 0.10.0
By Expences at Weedons 0. 1.3

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 242.

1This amount is in Maryland currency.

2In his account with John Relfe, GW notes having received from William Digges £17 owed him by Relfe (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 229).

3This was probably John Gibson, a merchant in Colchester by 1776. Before moving to Colchester he was a factor for Oswald & Denniston at Aquia in Prince William County.

4See note 3 above.

5On 26 Feb. 1767 GW enters in his diary, “Sale of Colo. Colvills Negroes” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:11). GW was an executor of the will of Thomas Colvill who died in 1766. See GW to John West, Jr., December 1767.

6George Weedon (c.1734–1793), a former officer in GW’s regiment, ran a popular tavern on the main street of Fredericksburg.

7A ferry ran from Roger Dixon’s land on the Fredericksburg waterfront across the Rappahannock River to what was then King George (now Stafford) County.

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