George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, June 1768

Cash Accounts

[June 1768]

Cash
June 1— To Ditto [cash] of Henry Taylor £ 0. 2.6
To Weaving of Jno. Elliot 15 yds cotton birdeye1 0.18.9
To Cash of Mr Wm Triplet for Weavg 1. 6.0
20— To Ditto of Gilbt Simpson on Acct of Rent 2. 8.0
23— To Ditto for 7 M Shingles 6. 2.6
Contra
June 2— By Mr [John] Stedlar for Mastr & Miss Custis 10.16.0
6— By James Oram for a Horse for Mastr Custis2 15. 0.0
7— By a Sturgeon 6/—By Lemons 8/9 0.14.9
15— By Rachel McKeaver3 0. 6.0
17— By Charity 12/ 0.12.0
By Jno. Snowden £7.7.6.4 By Charity 21/6 8. 9.0
20— By Mr [James] Kirk Balle of Acct 2. 5.0
24— By Exps. at Arrols 20/9. Jno. P. Custis 41/6 3. 2.3
By Sundry’s for the use of Mr Custis 2.13.9

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 274.

1John Elliott lived in Fairfax Parish.

2James Oram lived in Fairfax County. GW recorded in his Guardian Accounts having bought “a Portmanteau horse” from James Oram, of Fairfax County, for his ward’s “use” (ViLxW).

3Rachel McKeaver (McIver) was in GW’s employ for ten months beginning in November 1767, perhaps as a replacement for Sarah Harle who left his employment at the end of May 1767. Both women seem to have worked in the house at Mount Vernon, probably as housekeepers. See Cash Accounts, February 1769. n.4. Rachel McKeaver may be the woman of that name who was living near the Cacapon River in Hampshire County in October 1767. It also is possible she was the “Widow McKeaver,” who was given ten shillings by GW in April 1756, a few days after her husband Darby McKeaver was killed by Indians (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 29, and GW to Henry Harrison, 26 April 1756).

4See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 94, which gives the amount as £7.7.3.

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