George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, October 1768

Cash Accounts

[October 1768]

Cash
Octr 17— To Cash of Mr Robt Adam [£]31.11.8
Contra
Octr  6— By Cards 19/.1 By Charity 6/ 1. 5.0
By Jno. Alton in gold 5.11.3
By Play Ticket for Jno. P. Custis 5/. Chickens 3/6 0. 8.6
By Wm Carlin pr Mr Hodge’s rect 5. 0.0
15— By Charity 12/—By Wm Skilling £3.6. 3.18.0
19— By Mr James Wren Balle of Acct 3.12.6
20— By Servants 2/—By Jackey Custis 11/2 0.13.0
22— By cleaning my Watch 5/. repg Boots 1/3 0. 6.3
23— By Dinner &ca at Parkers 5/. Do at Hubbds 6/3 0.11.3
By Ditto & Ferriages at Claibornes 0. 6.6
By Ditto at Todds bridge 0. 2.8
25— By Ferriages at Hog Island3 0. 7.6
By Cards 11/6—By 4 Almanacks 4/9 0.16.3

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 277, 281.

1GW went up to Alexandria on 6 Oct. and “Stayd all night to a Ball, & set up all Night” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:99).

2GW set out for Williamsburg on 19 Oct. with John Parke Custis who was being returned to Jonathan Boucher’s school near Fredericksburg (ibid., 100–101).

3On 25 Oct. GW crossed the James River on his way first to see John Washington, the resident manager of the Dismal Swamp Company, and then to inspect the lands in North Carolina that he and Fielding Lewis had bought from Marmaduke Norfleet (ibid., 102–3).

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