George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, March 1767

Cash Accounts

[March 1767]

Cash
Mar. 3— To Cash of Captn Jos[ep]h Thompson £8.4.6 St Kitts Money equal to1 £ 5.15. 0
9— To Ditto of Mr Alexr Henderson on acct of Mr Abrahm Barnes2 8. 7. 0
27— To Do of Joseph Thompson by Wm Jolliff3 12.11. 9
To Do of Captn David Kennedy pr Do4 8. 2. 6
Contra
Mar. 3— By 1 Yd of Shalloon 0. 2. 9
4— By Jno. Beedy Balle of Acct 2. 6. 0
10— By James Cleveland 15. 0. 0
By Charity 0. 5. 0
By Sarah Harle 4. 0. 0
12— By Charity 0.10. 0
By Servants 0. 2. 6
13— By Expences at Caroline Ct House 0. 5. 0
14— By Ditto at Hubbards 0. 6. 3
By Ditto at Todds Bridge 0. 2.10
By Ditto at Claibornes 0. 9. 0
By Charity 1. 0. 0
23— By Servants 3/9–2 Almanacks 2/6 0. 6. 3
By gold leaf for Colo. Fairfax 0. 4. 6
26— By 2 bottle Sliders5 0. 2. 0
29— By Servants 0. 2. 6
 
31— By an Apron to my Chair 1. 5. 0
By a Saddle Cloth to Do 0.12. 0

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

1See Cash Accounts, June 1766, n.4, and GW to Joseph Thompson, 2 July 1766. Capt. Joseph Thompson, master of the schooner Swift, sold for GW his slave Tom in St. Kitts “to a certn Mr French” for £40 in St. Kitts money “equal to £27.17.6 Virga Curr[enc]y” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 245). GW received from Thompson one 66–gallon hogshead of “Spirits,” two “potts of Sweat Meats 10 lbs.,” and “2 half Joes[,] 1 Pistole,” and “Small Silver.” For “freight & Comm[issio]n of the Negroe,” Thompson charged £5 in St. Kitts money.

2Young Alexander Henderson (d. 1815), agent for Glassford & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland, was one of the Scottish merchants in Colchester.

3Joseph Thompson began renting one of GW’s farms on the Bullskin in 1766, and he rented it for six years for £18 a year. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 248. William Jolliffe was one of several sons of the Quaker attorney William Jolliffe, Sr. (1695–1765), who were living in Frederick County at this time.

4Capt. David Kennedy rented another of GW’s farms on the Bullskin in 1766 for £28 a year, and he continued renting for seven years (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 248; Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 22). Kennedy had been assistant commissary and quartermaster in GW’s Virginia Regiment.

5A bottle slider is a tray or coaster for bottles.

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