George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, November 1769

Cash Accounts

[November 1769]

Cash
Novr 4— To Ditto [Cash] of Mr R[obert] Adam by Mr [Hector] Ross 200. 0. 0
Contra
Novr 1— By Servants 4/—Expens. at Peytons Ordy 23/6 1. 7. 6
4— By Expences at [William] Parkers 1.15. 0
By Ditto at Todds Bridge 13/10 0.13.10
5— By Ditto at King Wm Ct Ho. 1. 7. 6
By Ditto at Ruffins 16/—Seeing Tyger 3/1½ 0.19. 1 1/2
By Servants 0. 2. 0
8— By Colo. Fielding Lewis pr Acct 152.17. 41
10— By Pocket money to J. P. Custis 2. 0. 0
By Cards 30/—repairing my watch 5/ 1.15. 0
By Postage of a Letter to Colvills Exrs 0. 2. 6
13— By Captn Wm Crawford pr his Brother Vale viz. 2½ dble loons 2 half Joes & a 10/ Bill2 15.17. 6
14— By a Taylor 2/6. By Cards 7/6. Charity 5/ 0.15. 0
By Coffee &ca at Mrs Campbells 0. 2. 0
21— By a Padlock 2/6—Servants 1/3 0. 3. 9
[23]— By Mr [Edmund] Pendleton for self 43/. J. P. C. £7.10. 9.13. 03
[23–30]  By Mrs Washington 40/—M. P. Custis 25/ 3. 5. 0
By Charity 20/—Coffee &ca 4/—Servants 2/6 1. 6. 6

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 296, 299.

1In his account with Fielding Lewis, GW records having paid Lewis on 8 Nov., presumably in 1769, £100 “in Williamsbg,” and on 15 Dec., having “paid [£100 to] Mr James Gibson, yr part of the paymt due M. Norfleet last Month for the Land bot of him” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 241). For the land purchase that GW and Lewis made from Marmaduke Norfleet, see Deed from Marmaduke Norfleet, 26 April 1766.

3There is the following receipt in the Custis Papers (ViHi) signed by Edmund Pendleton: “Reced November 23. 1769 of George Washington Esqr. five pounds for my fee for Colo. Custis’s Estate ads. Holliday in Chancery and Fifty shillings for my Fee on a Motion ⟨illegible⟩ the Courts direction whether Master Custis should Rent the Dower Lands.” “Ads.” is an abbreviation for ad sectam, meaning “at the suit of.”

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