George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, March 1770

Cash Accounts

[March 1770]

Cash
Mar. 1— To Ditto [cash] from my Br. John on Acct of Intt on his Bond to J.P. Custis £ 7.10. 0
5— To Cash won at Cards 1.16. 3
23— To Ditto recd of Captn Wm Crawford 5. 0. 0
To Ditto from Benoni Kent for ½ Bl Corn1 0. 5. 0
Contra
Mar. 4— By Cash lent Mr Wm Crawford 5. 0. 0
5— By Exps. at George Town 0. 2. 6
By John Jost for my Rifle in full £6.10. Maryld2 5. 0. 0
10— By Jonathan Palmer 1.10. 0
16— By Cards 0. 6. 3
19— By Mr Wm Adam for my Subscription towards decorating the Falls Church 1. 0. 0
By Mr Ramsay for Postage of Letters 1. 2.11
23— By the following Sums paid Captn William Crawford viz.
for Lund Washington £10. 0.0
For Harrison Manley 27. 
For my Br. Saml Pensa £15. [Pa. currency]
For myself viz. 45.
Ditto 8.
Ditto 4.
Ditto gave him   8.15.3
80.15. eqls to
64.12.0 101.12. 0
31— By Cash paid Robt Jones4 1. 0. 0

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

1Benoni Kent of Fairfax County died c.1774.

2GW went across the Potomac to Georgetown on 5 Mar. before going to Robert Alexander’s for “a hunting Party” that lasted through 7 Mar. (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:219).

3William Crawford was at Mount Vernon on 22 and 23 March. The £8.15 in Pennsylvania currency that GW gave Crawford on this day was for him to buy surveying instruments in Philadelphia; the £57 (£45, £8, and £4), also in Pennsylvania currency, was payment for Crawford to survey and obtain for GW the rights to land along Ten Mile Creek and to survey land adjoining Crawford’s tract on the Youghiogheny (see Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 115, 313, 315, and 316). Crawford was unable to follow through with the survey on Ten Mile Creek (see Crawford to GW, 5 May 1770).

4Robert Jones, a ship carpenter, worked on GW’s boats. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 315.

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