George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, August 1768

Cash Accounts

[August 1768]

Cash
Augt 20— To Cash of Far[re]l Littleton for Mr Jno. Washington1 £10. 0. 0
To Ditto won at Cards 0. 3. 9
Contra
Augt  1— By Captn [Thomas] Dent for Freight of a Butt of Madeira Wine qty 145 Gals. 2.0.0 Duty to the Crown £4 Sterg 5.0.02 7. 0. 0
[5]  By Charity 6/—Exps. at Cameron 11/63 0.17. 6
By Messrs Purdie and Dixon’s Acct 2. 5. 0
By mendg a pr of gold Button’s 0. 2. 6
By Jonathan Palmer 0.10. 0
15— By Lund Washington 10. 9. 7
By Club at Arrols 0. 6. 3
17— By Jno. Crook for Balle of Acct 3. 3.10
19— By Pierce Bayly4 1.15. 3
By Cards 20/—lent my Bror Sam. 20/ 2. 0. 0
20— By Rachael McKeaver 12/. Ferry at Saunders 12/5 1. 4. 0
 
28— By Cash paid my Br. Jno. on Acct F[arrell] Littleton 10. 0. 0
29— By Servants 3/9—By Cards £3.5.9 3. 9. 6
By Doctr Mortimer for Jno. P. Custis6 1. 13. 6

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 277.

1See the contra entry below dated 28 August.

3Cameron was a settlement at the juncture of several roads at Cameron Run just to the west of Alexandria. GW wrote in his diary on 5 Aug. 1768 that he “Went by Muddy hole—the Mill—& Doeg Run Plantations to a Race at Cameron. Returnd in the Evening” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:83).

4In 1768 Pierce Bayly (1742-1800) was the subsheriff of Fairfax County and collector of the annual levy in Truro Parish. GW paid him on 19 Aug. the balance he owed. See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:86.

5For the fishing trip on the Potomac and visit to GW’s brothers by GW and his family in August and September 1768, see GW to Jonathan Boucher, 19 Aug. 1768, n.2. GW wrote in his diary on 20 Aug.: “Set of for my Brother Sam’s & Nomomy. Crossd at the Mouth of Nangamy & went to my Brothers” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:87). The mouth of Nanjemoy Creek in Maryland was opposite the Chotank area of Virginia where Samuel Washington lived. The Nomini neighborhood farther down the Potomac in Westmoreland County was where GW’s brother John Augustine Washington lived.

6For John Parke Custis’s illness, see GW to Jonathan Boucher, 4 Sept. 1768.

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