George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, February 1769

Cash Accounts

[February 1769]

Cash
Feby 9— To Captn [John] Dalton on Acct of Mrs Jane Shaw de[cease]d1 £ 1. 7.0
To Cash recd for a Wether2 1. 0.0
Contra
Feby 1— By Doctr [Hugh] Mercer on Acct of Miss Custis 6. 0.0
 
4— By Cards 19/—Negroe D[octo]r to Frederick 0.12.0
9— By Messrs Carlyle & Dalton’s Acct 8.13.3
16— By Joshua Evans for a Ring for Miss Custis3 1.10.0
18— By Doctr Rumney’s Acct agt Ditto 19. 6.6
By Do Ditto agt myself 4.18.0
By Mary Wilson4 2. 0.0
21— By a Firken of Butter of Mr Morson 3. 4.4 1/2
23— By Mary Mason for Cakes at the Election 0.15.7 1/2
By Charity 0. 5.0
27— By Susanna Bishop laying Phillis5 .10.0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 287.

1Mrs. Jane Shaw had received from GW’s weavers in 1767 “13½ yds stripd Cotton & Silk” for £1.7 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 260).

2A wether is a castrated ram.

3GW reported on 16 Feb. that “Joshua Evans who came here last Night put an Iron Ring upon Patcy (for Fits) and went away after Breakfast” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:128). “Iron Cramp” rings were placed on a person’s finger to moderate epileptic convulsions.

4On 17 Dec. 1768 GW wrote in his diary: “Mary Wilson came to live here as a Ho. keeper a[t] 15/. pr. Month” (ibid., 115). Mrs. Wilson was probably a replacement for Rachel McKeaver. See Cash Accounts, June 1768, n.3.

5Phyllis (Phillis) was a house servant at Mount Vernon.

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