George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, November 1768

Cash Accounts

[November 1768]

Cash
Novr 5— To Ditto [cash] of Mr [Hector] Ross £ 56. 0.01
Do— To Ditto of Mr Jos[ep]h Valentine 107.18.3
To Cash recd for the following Bills sold Mr Jas Gibson viz.2
GW on Hanbury sterlg £100. 0.03
Jas Kirk on Crosbie &ca 100.   4
Bland on Bland    94.14.85
294.14.8
25 prCt Excha. on Ditto 73.13.8 368. 8.4
6— To Cash of Mr Hectr Ross 10.12.0
21— To Ditto of Mrs Ann Washington by Mr Jno. Washington Balle Acct6 11. 9.3
28— To Cash of Miss Wade 3. 2.07
30— To Ditto of Mrs Sheridine8 0.13.3
Contra
Novr 1— By mendg my Chair Wheels 3/. a Pencil 2/ 0. 5.0
By Mr [Edmund] Pendleton drawing a Deed 1. 0.0
3— By Mr Jno. Washington to pay for 4 pr Shoes 0.18.0
By Dinner & Club 5/. 1 oz. Tarter 1/3 0. 6.3
4— By Cards 1. 5.0
By Barber 13/9. By Charity 1/3 0.15.0
5— By 100 Leases at the Printg Office 6d.9 2.10.0
5— By Cash paid Mr Jas Gibson on Acct of Majr Riddicks order, in favr of Marmaduke Norfleet for Land bot of him 300. 0.0
By Cash paid Do on Acct Colo. Lewis & self10 12.14.7
By Do paid Do on my own Acct 1.13.0
 
By Mr Thos Lawson for 3571 feet of Inch Pine Plank 11.11.0
By Cards 20/ 1. 0.0
6— By Mrs Campbells Acct for board &ca11 3.18.9
By Dinnr & Club 5/—Servants 6/3 0.11.3
7— By Exps. at Kg Wm Ct Ho. 7/9. Do at Parkers 7/6 0.15.3
16— By Oysters 6/. Mrs Washington 20/ 1. 6.0
1⟨7⟩— By Mrs Washington 40/. Exps. at Race 5/612 2. 5.6
28— By Mr [John] Barry Inspection of a Hhd of Tobo 0. 5.0
Do— By Mr Alexr Henderson for Truro Parish13 8. 0.0

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

1Hector Ross had bought five hogsheads of tobacco and 15,000 shingles from GW. His payments of £56 “in Williamsburg” on 5 Nov. and of £10.12.11 on 6 Nov. 1768 were to settle his account (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 276).

2Most of what GW paid James Gibson with these bills of exchange was in payment on the land in North Carolina that GW and Fielding Lewis had bought from Marmaduke Norfleet in 1766. See the entries for 5 Nov. 1768 in contra, below, and Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 239 and 241, for further data on the complex financing of the joint purchase of Norfleet’s land.

3GW records in his Guardian Accounts (ViLxW) on 5 May 1768 having drawn £100 “in favour of Mr James Gibson” on John Parke Custis’s account with Capel and Osgood Hanbury.

5Carlyle & Adam gave GW on 17 Oct. in payment for his wheat two bills of exchange “drawn by Theod[oric]k Bland upon Jno. Bland & dated Octr 7th 1768,” one for £50 sterling and the other for £44.14.8 sterling (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 280).

6GW’s brother John Augustine Washington was at Mount Vernon on 21 Nov., and he paid GW £11.9.2½ for Anne Aylett Washington to close out the account of her late husband Augustine Washington with his half brother GW. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 2.

7This was in payment for 47 yards of cloth that the Misses Wade (Eleanor, Sarah, and Valinda) had bought from GW’s weavers in 1767. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 260.

8This was probably Barberry (Barbara) Sheridine who lived on Clifton’s Neck on land rented from GW by her father-in-law John Sheridine and worked by her husband John Sheridine, Jr., until his death in 1768.

9These were forms for leasing land to tenants.

10See GW’s accounts with Fielding Lewis and with Marmaduke Norfleet (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 239, 241).

11Before leaving Williamsburg on 6 Nov., GW noted that on 5 Nov. he “Dined at Mrs. Campbells where I had spent all my Evenings, Since I came to Town.” He had arrived on 30 Oct. (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:107).

12The date of this entry is illegible. GW notes in his diary that on 17 Nov. he “Went up to a Race by Mr. [Marmaduke] Beckwiths” (ibid., 109).

13GW records paying, “by order of the Vestry,” £8 to the merchant Alexander Henderson, “at the Vestry” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 224).

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