George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, July 1770

Cash Accounts

[July 1770]

Cash
July 6— To Ditto [cash] recd from the Boston’s Burser for my Bull1 @ 20/ £ 7. 2.0
23— To Cash of Harrison Manley2 27. 0.0
31— To Ditto of Mr Humpy Peake 6 Dollars 1.16.0
Contra
July 3— By Charity 15/—Gave the Armr 63 1. 1.0
By Mrs Washington 6.11.3
7— By Willm Carlin’s acct for self £5.8.6 Ditto for Jno. Parke Custis 3.14.6 9. 3.0
Do— By Mr [John] Stedlar for Miss Custis 12.18.0 Ditto for J.P. Custis 8.12. 21.10.0
8— By Miss Custis Pocket Money 2.2. Milly Posey Do .7.6 2. 9.6
16— By Augs. Darrell Sheriff of the lowr Parish4 3.15.6
By Mrs Washington 3. 0.0
By Mr Wm Adam Sheriff of the upper Parish5 1. 1.0
20— By David McCrae for 2 Horses £21.4.0 Saml McChisney for 2 Do 13.10.6 34.14.0
21— By Thos Pursley for Stackg 16 days @ 5/ 4. 0.0
By Cornels Palmer workg at Harvest7 1.10.2
23— By John Alton 10. 0.0
By Lund Washington 7. 0.0
25— By Jno. P. Custis Pocket Money 2.13.0
By Thos Byrd for Cradling at Har[ves]t £2.17.6 for Mowing Hay .9. Makg & fixg Cradles .9. 3.15.6
 
28— By Cash paid Edwd Williams 1.10.0
By Ditto to James Cleveland 0.18.9
By Willm Skilling Balle of Accts 1. 4.0
By Charity 10/—Oats &ca 2/ 0.12.0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 318–19.

1For the stay of Capt. Sir Thomas Adams and his frigate Boston in the Potomac near Mount Vernon, see GW to George William Fairfax, 27 June 1770. GW noted in his diary on 6 July: “Mr. Wallace Burser to the Boston came in the Afternoon & purchased & Killed my Bull—the 4 quarters of which weighed 710 lbs. Nett” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:253).

2On 23 Mar. 1770 GW paid William Crawford £27 on behalf of Harrison Manley. Manley had sent the £27 by Lund Washington. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 115.

3GW may be referring to the armorer from the British man-of-war Boston which was anchored in the Potomac River near Mount Vernon. See GW to George William Fairfax, 27 June 1770, n.6.

4Augustus Darrell took his oath as a subsheriff of Fairfax County in November 1768 and was appointed collector of the parish levy for Truro, the lower parish in Fairfax County, in December 1769.

5William Adams was sheriff of Fairfax County and collected levies for the upper, or Fairfax, parish.

6On 20 July GW was out riding and “met an Augusta Man with Horses with whom I returnd & purchasd four” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:255).

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