George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, October 1767

Cash Accounts

[October 1767]

Cash
Octr 2— To Do [cash] recd for 12 lb. Hemp £ 0. 5. 0
9— To do of Captn Darrell to pay into the Treasury 85. 6.111
To Do won at a horse Race 0. 3. 6
15— To Do of Colo. [George William] Fairfax by Mr Jos. Lane 20. 0. 0
Contra
Octr 2— By Wm Hunt in full for Ditching 3.16. 6
7— By Cash pd Jno. Prescot Balle 3.12. 6
By Charity 0. 5. 0
9— By Mrs Cleveland for her trouble of keepg Ho. while we were at the Springs in Augt2 1.16. 0
10— By Lund Washington to be Acct. for 15. 0. 0
By Exps. in bringg a horse from Springs 0. 6. 0
By Bryan Allison’s Acct 2. 1. 6
11— By Ferriages &ca at Ledlars 0.13.10
13— By Do at Nomony 0. 2.10
16— By Henry Self for Negro Woman Sarah3 40. 0. 0
By 12 Water plates 4. 2. 6
19— By Negroes ferriages 2/6. Servts 5/ 0. 7. 6
By Ferriage at Russes 6/—Servts 2/ 0. 8. 0
By Exps. at Evans’s 9/6—Ferriages at [William] Frazers 3/4 0.12. 6
20— By Do at West point 4/6. ferrymen 1/9 0. 6. 3
By Subscribtion for the Octr Purse 1767 pd An: Hay5 1. 0. 0
 
26— By Coachman 1/3. Servt 4/6—Do 3/3 0. 9. 0
28— By Benja. Herndon for a Horse for Carolina Pl[antatio]n6 3. 4. 0
By Cash pd the Treasury for Mr. S: Darrell7 85. 6.11
By Washing 3/—Sho[ein]g horse 2/6 0. 5. 6

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 255.

1Sampson Darrell (d. 1777) was sheriff of Fairfax County, and GW carried for the sheriff £30 in paper currency and £55.6.11 in gold to Robert Carter Nicholas, the colonial treasurer in Williamsburg (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 236).

2This may be the wife of the overseer of River farm, James Cleveland. Mrs. Washington’s two children had remained at Mount Vernon during the five-week absence of their mother and stepfather.

3This may be the Henry Self whose estate was inventoried in Fairfax County in 1776, after his death. GW lists a fourth Sarah, at River farm, in his Memorandum: List of Tithables, c.20 June 1768.

4Frazier’s ferry crossed the Mattaponi.

5The Virginia Gazette (Purdie and Dixon; Williamsburg) reported on 29 Oct. 1767: “On Thursday last Valiant Tryall, the property of the Hon. William Byrd, Esq; won the 100£ purse at the race ground near this city, with great ease, against Col. [John] Baylor’s horse Britannicus, and Young Briton, belonging to the estate of the Hon. Philip Ludwell, deceased.”

6For GW’s “Carolina” plantation, see Deed from Marmaduke Norfleet, 26 April 1766, and notes.

7See note 1.

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