George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, September 1768

Cash Accounts

[September 1768]

Cash
Septr 16— To Ditto [cash] recd from Jno. Ward pr his wife £1. 1.8
Contra
Septr  2— By Cash pd Robt Donaldson disabled Soldier1 5. 0.0
By Servants 3/9. By Jno. & M. Custis’s Ferriages 15/102 0.19.7
[5]  By Saunders for Ferriages &ca3 0.13.3
11— By Rachael McKeaver Balle of Acct 2.12.6
15— By Joseph Neale for Weaving4 0.17.6
19— By a pair of Leathr Breeches for Billy 1. 4.0
 
20— By Play Tickets £3.12.65 By Mr [John] Baynes for 70 Bushels of Coals £2.5.6 5.18.0
By Servants 1/3—By Mrs Washington 24/ 1. 5.3
29— By Mr Robt Sandford for Pacing my House 0.12.0
By Expences at the Accatinok race6 0.12.6

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

2On 2 Sept. 1768 GW got off the schooner at Hooe’s ferry. It probably was here that he placed the Custis children on board the ferry in the care of servants for their return to Mount Vernon. See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:92.

3GW wrote in his diary on 5 Sept. 1768 that he “Crossd over to the lower point of Nangemoy where I met my Chariot & returnd home” (ibid.).

4Joseph Neale paid 17s. 6d. for nine yards of “Jeans,” woven at 2s. per yard (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 273).

5On 20 Sept. GW “& Mrs. Washington & the two Childn. went up to Alexandria to see the Inconstant, or way to Win him Acted.” They “Stayd in Town all day [on 21 Sept.] & saw the Tragedy of Douglas Playd” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:94–95).

6Accotink Creek was on the far side of Belvoir downriver from Mount Vernon. GW recorded on 29 Sept. going to “a Purse Race at Accatinck” (ibid., 96).

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