George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, October 1769

Cash Accounts

[October 1769]

Cash
Octr 16— To Cash of Messrs Carlyle & Adams £150. 0. 0
17— To Ditto for the Virga Justice1 2. 2. 6
19— To Ditto on Acct of Virga Justice 0. 7. 6
24— To Cash recd at [John] Poseys Sale Sundries2 140.13.10
To Ditto recd on acct of V: Justice 1. 2. 6
To Ditto of Mr [Hector] Ross at Poseys Sale 6. 9. 0
To Ditto recd from Captn Posey for Sundries purchased for him at his own sale 17.16. 0
To Ditto Won at Cards 1.16. 6
Contra
Octr 16— By a pair of Boots for J. P. Custis’s Man 1.10. 0
By making shift Sleeves for Miss Custis 0.14. 0
 
By Mr Robt Harrison—Fee in Posey’s Suit3 3. 0. 0
19— By Mrs Washington 2. 0. 0
By Saml Jones for William Skilling 3. 1. 0
By Mrs [Barberry] Sheridine Balle of Accts 2. 9. 7
24— By Cash paid Colo. Mason on Acct of Land bought of him viz. 100 Acres4 100. 0. 0
By £131.15.0 paid Mr Robt Alexander with Gold & Dollars value in Virga5 103. 4. 0
26— By Thomas Bishop Cash lent 8. 0. 0
By Mrs [Sarah] Johnston 1.10. 0
By Mr Robt Harrison for his Services at Poseys Sale 6. 0. 0
By Charity 6/ Fuller in Fredk 10/ 0.16. 0
By Bishops Wife laying Sarah6 0.10. 0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 296.

2For the forced sale of John Posey’s property on 23, 24, and 25 Oct., see especially GW to Robert Hanson Harrison, 7 Oct., and to Hector Ross, 9 Oct. 1769, and notes. For a summary of how Posey’s indebtedness to GW was paid off by the sale, see the editors’ note for GW’s diary entry of 23 Oct. (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:189).

3On 16 Oct. GW and John Posey were at Fairfax court where a suit brought by various merchants to whom Posey owed money was to be heard. See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:188, and GW to Robert Hanson Harrison, 7 Oct., n.1.

4For a description of this land transaction, see George Mason to GW, 14 Oct. 1769, n.2.

5In his account with Alexander, GW gives the amount as £157.15.10 in Maryland currency for “Cash advancd you towards the purchase of Land in Chas County Maryland” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 352). GW gave Alexander two more payments in November, the whole amounting to £500. For GW’s agreement with Alexander and Thomas Hanson Marshall for a three-way land deal, see note 1 in Marshall to GW, 18 June 1769.

6In his list of tithables for 1769 (c.20 June), GW reported three slaves named Sarah living at Mount Vernon: on Home farm, Muddy Hole farm, and Mill farm.

Index Entries