George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, July 1767

Cash Accounts

[July 1767]

Cash
July 16— To Do [cash] of Joseph Moxley for Ditto [weaving] £ 0. 7.6
20— To Ditto of Colo. Mason1 6. 0.0
To Ditto of Mr Edward Payne 22.15.02
To Ditto of Jno. Houlsworth Weavg 8 yds Cottn 0.12.0
 
Contra
July  8— By Mrs Washington 2. 0.0
By Thos Bishops Wife bringg Kate to Bed3 0.10.0
12— By Danl Starke for 7 days Cradling & four days coming & going in all 11 at 5/ 2.15.0
By Abner Howell in all 11 Do @ Do 2.15.0
By William Black Do 11½ Do Do 2.17.6
15— By Moses Eaton Do 13½ Do Do 3. 7.6
By Elijah Houghton Do Do Do Do 3. 7.6
16— By Charity 0. 5.0
20— By Mrs Washington in small money 0. 4.0
By Cash pd Mr Edwd Payne for Truro Pa[ris]h 31.13.14
By Mr [John] Muir for 5¼ yds figd Cotton & 3 yds Check 1.17.0
By Velvet & Check 0.19.6
26— By Mr Chas Washington 1.11.0
By Jno. Gore Waggoner5 1. 0.0
30— By Mr [William] Ramsay for Postage 3.10.0
By John Prescot 0. 5.0
31— By Charity 1.10.0
By Susanna Bishop delivg Sue6 0.10.0

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

1George Mason paid GW £6 in Alexandria as partial recompense for a barrel of linseed oil that he had acquired from GW in 1759 at a price of £8 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 61).

2This was payment due from Edward Payne for 21,000 shingles and a whipsaw (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 245). See note 4.

3This may have been the Kate on Muddy Hole farm where Susanna Bishop’s husband Thomas was overseer. The other Kate was a servant in the house at Mount Vernon.

4Edward Payne was the collector for Truro Parish, and this was the value of “3925 lbs. of Tobo in the hands of the Collector for Truro Parish 1764” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 245). The tobacco was GW’s parish levy, which he paid by deducting the £22.15 due him from Payne and giving Payne £8.18.1 in cash (see note 2).

5John Gore handled supplies for GW’s and George William Fairfax’s trip to Warm Springs (Berkeley Springs) in Frederick County.

6Sue was a slave living on Dogue Run farm.

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