George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, February 1770

Cash Accounts

[February 1770]

Cash
Feby 4— To Cash won at Cards £ 1. 5.0
5— To Ditto recd of Mr Jas Marshall for 15 C Shingles1 1. 6.9
19— To Ditto of Jno. Cannon 0.12.0
23— To Ditto recd from Joseph Thompson 30.12.02
28— To Ditto from my Br. Saml on acct of Intt on his Bonds to J.P. Custis 25. 5.0
Contra
Feby 3— By Mr Riddel for J.P. Custis3 2. 2.6
By My Br. Chas for James Brown for my ⟨Comps⟩ 1.10.0
5— By a dog (Spaniel) 1.16.0
7— By Mrs Johnston Balle of Lakes Order4 4.10.0
 
By Ditto on acct of Mr [George] Wythe 1.12.0
By Chs Turner mending Dial5 0. 3.0
By Charity 0.10.0
By Hall & Gilpin for a pr of Shoes for J.P.C. 0. 7.06
19— By Doctr [John] Hunters Exrs pd Thos Palmer 0.16.8
By mendg Coffee Pot 1/6 0. 1.6
By Pocket Money to J.P. Custis 0.10.0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 302.

1GW supplied James Marshall of Piscataway in Prince George’s County, Md., with 1,500 shingles in 1768 and received payment for them in February 1770 through Thomas Bishop. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 270.

2This was the balance due on the rent for a tract of land on GW’s Bullskin plantation in Frederick County. Thompson rented the land at £18 per annum from 1766 through 1771. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 248.

3Mr. Riddell was one of two merchants, either John Riddell of Dumfries or Henry Riddell of Piscataway, Maryland.

4In October 1769 Richard Lake gave GW an order to pay Mrs. Sarah Johnston £6 out of what GW owed Lake. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 278, 300.

5This is probably a sundial. Turner in 1758 furnished a sundial for the courthouse yard in Alexandria (Fairfax County Minute Book, 1756–63, 314, ViFfCh).

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