George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, December 1769

Cash Accounts

[December 1769]

Cash
[Dec.]  — To Cash of the Treasury for Mr Stephenson1 £ 3.19. 6
Decr 11— To Ditto of Frans Foster pr Colo. Bassett for Intt due Jno. P. Custis 35. 0. 0
12— To Ditto from Mr Josh Valentine2 251.16. 6
25— To Ditto Won at Cards 2. 5. 0
To Ditto of [ ] Tool amount of his Bond Assignd me by James Davenport3 25.12. 6
To Ditto recd from Captn [Lawrence] Sanford on Acct of Fish sent to Antigua4 6.17. 0
To do of Mr Ross pr Lund Washington while I was in Williamsburg 169. 5. 95
Contra
Decr 2— By Miss Davenports Acct6 for M. P. Custis 2.13. 8
By Ditto for Mr W—n 0.10. 0
By Postage of Letters 3/—Cash to J. P. Custis 20/ 1. 3. 0
4— By a Paste Comb for M. P. Custis7 1. 0. 0
5— By Alexr Craig Sadler for self 9/6. for J. P. C. 16/ 1. 4. 6
10— By B. Bucktrout repg [William] Rinds Coach House8 0. 7. 6
14— By Servants 5/. By M. P. Custis 20/ 1. 5. 0
15— By Purdie & Dixon’s Acct 1. 8. 9
16— By Geo: Lafong for self £3.15.0. for J. P. C. £1.6.7 & M. P. Custis 7/69 5. 9. 1
By Mr [James] Craig Jeweller for two Mourng Rings for Mr [Harrison] Manley 3. 0. 0
By Ditto for J. P. Custis10 0. 2. 6
 
By Mr Walthoe on Acct of a Grant to the Officers & Soldrs under Gr Dinwiddies Proclamation11 5. 5. 0
By Mr Anthy Hay for 3 Suppers &ca 0.14. 0
By Doctr [John] de Sequayra’s Acct agt M[artha] P[arke] C[ustis] 10.15. 0
By [James Barrett] Southall Subscription to Ball at Capitol12 1. 0. 0
By Mr Jas Gibson for Marmaduke Norfleet (besides a Bill of Exchange of £100 Sterg makg £200 Curry in all)13 85. 0. 0
By Doctr Pasture for M. P. Custis14 2.13. 3
for self 0. 6. 4
17— By Mrs Campbell’s Acct agt self J. P. C. & M. P. C.15 42.12. 6
20— By Servants 10/. Barber & Washing 8/3 0.18. 3
21— By Mrs Campbell 30/6. Colo. [Burwell] Bassetts Servts 12/6 2. 3. 0
23— By Expens. at Todds 12/9—Do at Hubbards 15/7 1. 8. 3
24— By Charity 6/—Exps. at C[aroline] Ct Ho. 8/9 0.14. 9
26— By Barber 2/6—Repg Chariot 3/9 0. 6. 3
27— By Servants 5/. By my Mother £6 6. 5. 0
By Expences at Dumfries 2. 3. 9
By Mr Robt Alexander pr Lund Washington £81.6.0 Maryland Dischargd by16 63.12.10
By Mr [John] Muirs Acct agt self J. P. C. & M. P. C.17 12.12. 0
By Mr Belmains Do Do Do18 3. 4. 8
30— By Captn [John] Posey for two Sows & 40 odd Pigs 3.10. 0
By Cash paid Colo. Fieldg Lewis in May last & neglected to be chargd before    52.16. 1 1/2
1514. 6. 2
31— By Cash on hand    362.12. 0   
1876.18. 2
By Cash lost, Stolen, or paid away without charging    143.15. 2   
£2020.13. 4

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 299, 301.

1In his account with “The Estate of Richd Stephenson decd,” GW entered this amount as “cash recd of the Treasurr for Bounty on Hamp” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 331). Stephenson, who died in 1765, was William Crawford’s stepfather.

2See GW’s extraction of Joseph Valentine’s account with him for 1769, 8 May 1771, ViHi: Custis Papers.

3GW settled his account with James Davenport, who was manager of the Dogue Run farm at Mount Vernon, on 25 Mar. 1769. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 185, 247. Tool may have been Michael Tool.

5For the complex transactions between Hector Ross and GW arising out of John Posey’s sale and the payment of his debts, see GW’s account with Ross, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 276. See also GW to Ross, 9 Oct. 1769.

6The receipt of “P. Davenport” for £3.3.8 received on 2 Dec. from GW for clothing for Martha Parke Custis and Martha Washington is in ViHi: Custis Papers.

7GW bought the comb at John Carter’s store in Williamsburg.

8Benjamin Bucktrout was a cabinetmaker in Williamsburg.

9George LaFong (Lafong) was a hairdresser and barber in Williamsburg.

10James Craig repaired John Parke Custis’s buttons.

11For GW’s presentation on 15 Dec. of a petition to the governor and council on behalf of the officers and soldiers who were eligible for grants of land under the terms of Gov. Robert Dinwiddie’s Proclamation of 1754, see Petition to Lord Botetourt, 15 Dec., n.1. Nathaniel Walthoe, clerk of the Virginia council, received £5.5 as his fee for “entering the Grant” of 200,000 acres to GW and his compatriots (account with the grantees under Dinwiddie’s proclamation in 1754, 15 Dec. 1769–14 June 1774, DLC:GW).

12At the ball held at the capitol on 13 Dec. given by the House of Burgesses for the governor, the council, and the ladies and gentlemen of the town, “near one hundred” of the ladies attending “appeared in homespun gowns” to show their support for the association (Virginia Gazette [Rind; Williamsburg], 14 Dec. 1769).

14Dr. William Pasteur opened his apothecary shop on the Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg in 1759.

15See GW’s diary entries for November and December 1769 (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:194–203).

16This was the final payment for the tract of land in Maryland that GW proposed purchasing from Alexander. For the first payment, see Cash Accounts, October 1769, and note 5 of that document. GW’s second payment, £260.18.2 Maryland currency made on 8 Nov., does not appear in his cash accounts, and according to Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 352, GW actually made this third payment on 22 November. See also Thomas Hanson Marshall to GW, 18 June 1769, n.1.

17John Muir (c.1731–1791) was one of the Scottish merchants in Alexandria.

18William Balmain received from GW on 15 Dec. a total of £1.3.5 for thread, cloth, and buttons. GW charged these to John Parke Custis’s account (ViHi: Custis Papers).

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