George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, April 1771

Cash Accounts

[April 1771]

Cash
Apl 13— To Cash for Corn and Fish £0. 7. 5
23— To Ditto for a Whipsaw 2. 5. 0
To Ditto for Fish 1. 0. 0
Contra
6— By John Langfit Balle Acct for 300 flour Cas[k]s1 5. 0. 0
7— By Thos Bishop 2. 0. 0
8— By Miss Custis 1.10. 0
9— By Negro Morris2 2.10. 0
11— By Andw Robinson pr Acct & Rect 5. 5. 6
13— By Abel Logdon for 2 Load of Stone besides 30/ pd by Lund Washington3 4.10. 0
14— By Jonathan Palmer 7.10. 0
By Charity 0. 3. 9
15— By Willm Carlin for self 9.17. 8
Ditto for Jno. P. Custis 1. 6. 7 11. 4. 3
17— By Hanson Posey on acct of Captn Posey4 0.16. 0
By Benja. Bucklar 2. 0. 0
27— By Expences at Colchester 0. 9. 3
By Do at Dumfries 44/3—Makg Swingletrees 2/6 2. 6. 9
 
By Buttons of Mr [Thomas] Montgomery 40/. Buckles 2/9 2. 2. 9
29— By Repairs to my Chariot 0. 2. 6
By 7 yds Cassimor & 2 Sticks of Twist 5. 3. 6
By Servants 4/6. Exps. at Caroline Ct Ho. 8/7 0.13. 1
30— By Exps. at Hubbards 18/4. At Todds Bridge 8/6 1. 6.10
By Do at Ruffins 10/3 0.10. 35

AD, DLC:GW, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 335.

1John Langfit has not been identified.

2The slave Morris was the overseer of GW’s Dogue Run farm at Mount Vernon.

3GW paid Abel Longdon (Longden) a total of £13.7.7 for “Flatting Stone from the Falls at Sundry times” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 336). This was probably brought by flats from the Great Falls of the Potomac River.

5GW on 27 April “Set out with Mrs. Washington & Patsy Custis on my journey to Williamsburg” to attend to business at the spring session of the General Court (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:21). The Washingtons were also visiting relatives in New Kent and Westmoreland counties. They arrived at Eltham, the house of Mrs. Washington’s sister and her husband, Burwell Bassett, after dark on 30 April. GW went into Williamsburg on 2 May for two nights and on 6 May for five nights before leaving Eltham on 21 May with his family to pay visits in Westmoreland County to his brother John Augustine Washington and to his half brother Augustine’s widow, Anne Aylett Washington. The three arrived back at Mount Vernon on 30 May.

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