George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, June 1770

Cash Accounts

[June 1770]

Cash
June 1— To Do [cash] of Mr Phil: Claiborne for Int. of his Bd £ 14. 0.0
To Do of Do on acct of Intt for Mr Wm Dandridges Bond 22. 0.5
7— To Josh Valentine on acct of Frans Fosters Intt 1. 0.0
To Ditto on Acct of Rent pd by the Revd Mr [Thomas] Smith for my House in Town 13.16.6
To Cash of Mr [George] Wythe Postage of a Letter &ca to Mr G[eorge] Johnson & pd by me 1.10.0
13— To Cash recd of Mr Josh Valentine 357.10.01
15— To Ditto of the Treasury Bounty on Hemp 4.19.6
To Ditto of the Treasurer on acct of Mr [Richard] Stark’s Order2 70. 0.0
21— To the Treasury for my Burgesses Wages 60.15.03
22— To Cash of Mr Josh Valentine 52.10.0
Contra
June 1— By Mr Walker Taliaferro Subscriptn to Purse—this for Colo. John Bayler4 1. 0.0
2— By the Blacksmith 0. 4.0
By Charity 1. 5.0
By [Robert] Nicholson the Taylor his acct 1. 9.9
4— By Colo. Pendleton for his opinion on Mr Wests agreemt with me for his Land5 1. 1.6
[11]— By Expences at West Point6 0. 5.0
16— By Farrier 6/3—Tickets to Play &ca 15/67 1. 1.9
18— By Mr [James] Craig for Patcy Custis 1.10.0
By Do for self 2.15.0
By 2 lbs. of Salts 3/—A Comb &ca 3/7½ 0. 6.7 1/2
19— By Play Ticket 7/6—[Anthony] Hays Acct 5/7 0.13.1 1/2
By Mr [William] Rinds Acct to the date 2.19.6
By Mr [Alexander] Craig Sadlers acct 0.10.0
20— By Colo. Geo. Brooke for 4 Tickets in Colo. Bd Moores Lottery & Intt on them8 41. 0.4
By Mr Jno. Washington (of Suffolk for Shingles &ca) pr Acct9 46.16.0
 
By Play Tickets 1. 0.0
23— By Geo: Lafong—Barber 3. 7.6
By Play Tickets 2. 0.0
By Mrs Campbells Acct in full10 16.13.4
By Mr Adam Hunter for his Br. James Hunter—Mill11 15. 0.0
By Purdie & Dixon Advertisg Grant of Ld12 0.14.0
By Do Postage of Letters 2/—Punch 1/3 0. 3.3
24— By Servants 2/6—Exps. at Todds 4/1 0. 6.7
25— By Ditto at Hubbards 4/3—Do at Colemans 2/6 0. 6.9
By Farrier 8/—Mrs Washington 7/ 0.15.0
28— By the Revd Mr Boucher13 75. 0.0
By Edwd Barkley—Mill14 4.10.0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 318.

2In his account with the treasury GW entered this on this day as “By Cash of Robt Carter Nicholas Esqr.” On the other side of the ledger he recorded the same amount on 21 Dec. 1769, “To Richd Starkes Order” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 303).

3This was GW’s pay for his attendance, including his usual allowance for travel to and from Williamsburg, at the meetings of the Virginia assembly on 7–17 May 1769, 7–21 Nov. 1769, and for thirty days in May–June 1770.

4Walker Taliaferro and Col. John Baylor (1705–1772) were both of Caroline County, and both of them were noted horsemen in the colony. Taliaferro at this time was a burgess for his county. The horse race for which GW was contributing to the purse has not been identified.

6GW attended the sale of Thomas Moore’s estate at West Point on 11 June. He bought two slaves, Frank for £31 and James, a boy, for £55. He also bought a bay mare, for £8.5. The total of £94.5 was credited against Moore’s bond of indebtedness held by GW in the name of his ward Martha Parke Custis. See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:246, and Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 204.

7John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera opened in Williamsburg on 16 June.

8For a description of Bernard Moore’s financial difficulties, culminating in his surrendering his estate to trustees in the fall of 1770, see particularly Bernard Moore to GW, 29 Dec. 1766, n.1. Announcements of lotteries of Moore’s property and of the drawing of prizes are frequent in the Virginia newspapers between 1768 and 1772. George Brooke was a burgess from King and Queen County from 1766 until the Revolution, except for the years 1769–71.

9GW’s account with John Washington is in Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 282.

10Christiana Campbell’s receipt dated 23 June lists £6.10 for “5 weeks lodging and breakfast,” five shillings for “dinner and Club,” four shillings for “punch,” and £3 for “60 meals for your boy” (NNPM).

11On 3 Aug. GW paid James Hunter, Sr. (d. 1785), of King George County an additional £10.5 for equipment to be used in the new mill on Dogue Run which GW began building in April 1770.

12The advertisement headed Williamsburg, 21 June 1770, and appearing above GW’s name in the Virginia Gazette (Purdie and Dixon; Williamsburg), dated 21 June, reads: “The officers of the first troops who engaged in the service of this colony (before the battle of the Meadows, in the year 1754) or their representatives, are requested to meet at Fredericksburg on the first day of August next, in order to consider of some matters relative to their grant of land. A meeting at this time may be essential to their interests, and therefore it is hoped that they will not fail to attend accordingly.”

13Jonathan Boucher stopped by Mount Vernon on 27–28 June en route to Annapolis and received this payment on John Parke Custis’s account.

14Edward Barkley has not been identified.

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