George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, June 1767

Cash Accounts

[June 1767]

Cash
June 4— To Ditto [cash] Won at Cards £ 0. 7.6
To Cash of Abednego Adams for Weaving &ca 0.13.4
Contra
June 4— By Exp[ence]s travelling to Frederick 0. 9.6
By Shoeing my Horse 2/. Mr [Daniel] Sturges for Nails viz. 600 to Ch[ristophe]r Hardwick 5/5 0. 7.5
5— By Expences on the Road from Fredk 1.13.9
8— By John Alton 2. 0.0
By Crying Sam when offerd for Sale1 0. 5.0
By gave away 0. 6.0
13— By Saml Johnson [Sr.] Balle of Acct 2. 7.9
15— By Mr John Hough for Quitrents 11.19.6
20— By Charity 0.10.0
24— By Expences at Arrols 1/6. Counterfeit Bill 5/ 0. 6.6
27— By Mrs Simpson Layg Peg & Doll2 1. 0.0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 249, 252.

1“Crying” is used here in the sense of proclaiming for sale. For a description of a runaway slave named Sam, see Lund Washington to GW, 30 Mar. 1767.

2“Mrs Simpson” was probably the wife of Gilbert Simpson (d. 1773) who rented land from GW at Mount Vernon on Clifton’s Neck. Peg was a slave on River farm; one of the slaves named Doll was also on River farm and the other was a house servant.

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