George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, April 1768

Cash Accounts

[April 1768]

Cash
Apl  5— To Cash of Messrs Carlyle & Adam by Mr Matthew Campbell1 £121.11. 9 1/2
15— To Cash of Mr Hanson Marshall 3. 0. 0
18— To Ditto of Messrs Carlyle & Adam 144.12. 6
Contra
April 2— By William Skilling 1. 0. 0
5— By Wm Crawford2 20. 0. 0
By a Cask of Mercers Beer pr Andw Wales3 3. 9. 4
12— By Jno. Alton 5. 0. 0
18— By Robt Jones for 2 Yrs of the Maryld Gazette &ca 1.17. 0
By Dinner & Club at Arrols 0. 5.10
22— By Alexander McKenzies Acct 2. 0. 0
By Do Do for Jno. P. Custis 3. 6. 0
By Andrew Robinson Balle of Accts 0.18. 0
25— By Mrs Washington 20/. By Jacky & P. Custis Do 17 1.17. 0
 
26— By Exps. at Colchester4 0. 6. 3
27— By Exps. at Aquia & Fredg5 0.10. 9
28— By Mendg Jacky Custis’s 8/9.6 Servants 2/3 0.11. 0
29— By Exps. at Hubbards 26/6.7 Do at Todds 19/ 0.19. 0
30— By Do at the Causey 21/68 1. 1. 6
By Doctr Lee for Patcy Custis9 2. 3. 9

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 269.

1Matthew Campbell (d. 1782) also signed a receipt for some of the wheat that GW delivered to Carlyle & Adam in 1767. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 271.

2This was to defray William Crawford’s expenses in laying claim to land for GW in western Pennsylvania. See GW to Crawford, 17 Sept. 1767, Crawford to GW, 29 Sept. 1767, and Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 273. Crawford visited GW at Mount Vernon from 31 Mar. to 6 April (see Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:47, 51–52).

3Andrew Wales was a brewer in Alexandria. John Mercer founded a brewery at Marlborough and in 1766 began selling “Strong Beer and Porter” (Virginia Gazette [Rind; Williamsburg], 30 May 1766).

4On 26 April GW “Set of for Williamsburg with Mrs. Washington, Jacky & Patcy Custis & Billy Bassett” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:54).

5Peyton’s ordinary was on Aquia Creek in Stafford County north of Fredericksburg.

6The 8s. 9d. was for “putting a new pr of Shoes to his Boots.” See Guardian Accounts, 5 May 1769.

7GW failed to include this amount in the column of figures on the right.

8GW and his party arrived at the Bassetts’ Eltham on 30 April.

9Arthur Lee (1740–1792) returned to Virginia in 1766 after studying medicine in Edinburgh and Leyden. He lived in Williamsburg for the next two years. Perhaps the Washingtons consulted him about Martha Parke Custis’s epilepsy.

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