George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, December 1770

Cash Accounts

[December 1770]

Cash
Decr 14— To Cash recd from Mr R. Adam pr Lund Washington viz. 446 Dollars
@ 5/9 £128. 4.6
2 dble loons weight 8.13.9
2 half Joes Do 4.12.6
4 Guineas @ 26/3 5. 5.0
458½ Pistoreens weigg 27. 1.6 173.17.31
Contra
Decr  5— By Cash to Jno. Ball pr Richd Talbott2 12. 0.0
6— By Ditto to Dominicus Gubner 4. 6.0
8— By Ditto lent Wm Roberts 15. 0.0
9— By Lund Washington to be accd for 4. 0.0
19— By Mr Jno. Ball 20. 0.0
22— By Charity 0. 6.0
By Servants 0. 2.6
By Jno. Parke Custis to buy Sundries at Fredg3 2. 6.3
26— By Jonathan Palmer 6. 6.0
31— By Mr Humphrey Peake4 10. 0.0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 330.

1GW drew this amount on the balance of his account with Carlyle & Adam of Alexandria, the firm that was at this time buying his wheat crop and much of the produce of his fishery. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 326.

2Richard Talbott was one of the workmen helping the millwright John Ball build GW’s new mill.

3See GW to Jonathan Boucher, 16 Dec. 1770, n.1, and editors’ note for the diary entry of 22 Dec. (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:332).

4The money was given to Nancy Peake for her father who repaid the loan in June 1771. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 307.

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