George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, June 1771

Cash Accounts

[June 1771]

Cash
June 3— To Cash recd for my old Schooner1 £  4. 0. 0
To Ditto for 8 weathers @ 16/ 6. 8. 0
To Ditto Recd for Provns 0. 7. 0
4— To Cash for a Weather 0.16. 0
7— To Do for a Ditto 0.16. 0
To Ditto of Mr Hy Peake2 10. 0. 0
To Cash of Henry Taylor 0.11. 9
14— To Ditto for 2 Weathers 1.10. 0
21— To Ditto of Mr Robt Adam3 300. 0. 0
Contra
3— By Dominicus Gubner 1.16. 0
By Charity 0.18. 0
4— By Cash sent the Revd Mr Boucher by Jno. Parke Custis viz. £50 Maryld Curry4 £ 40. 0. 0
By Jno. Parke Custis—Pocket Money 2. 8. 0
7— By Edwd William’s5 1. 0. 0
 
By Cash paid Arthur Edwards for a Waggon &ca6 7. 9. 0
By Charity 0.12. 0
11— By 2 Sturgeons 0.12. 0
By Taking up a Runaway 0. 3. 6
14— By Thos Bishop 4 half Joes 9. 4. 0
By Christopher Shade 0.12. 0
By Benja. Buckler 3. 0. 0
18— By Mr Israel Thompson for ½ Bl Timy Seed 0.16. 0
By Mr Jno. Hough for Quitrents 17. 6. 67
By Joseph Goort 1. 1. 0
20— By 18 dozn Bottles 4. 5. 0
23— By Mr [John] Stedlar 12.18. 0
25— By Charity 0.18. 0
By Mrs Washington 4. 0. 0
By William Roberts 10. 1.10
By Mr Pierce Bailey8 0.12. 6

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 337, 348.

1For the building of GW’s schooner in 1765, see Cash Accounts, December 1765, n.6.

2Humphrey Peake sent his daughter Ann (Nancy) Peake to Mount Vernon on 31 Dec. 1770 to borrow £10 (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:333).

3GW drew £300 on his account with Robert Adam & Company. At this time, Adam was buying most of GW’s flour and fish. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 326, 341. GW wrote in his diary that on 6 June he “Sold all the Flour I have left to Robt. Adam & Co. . . . £300 of the Money, to be paid in Octr.—the residue in April with Int[eres]t from Octr.” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:36).

5Edward Williams was one of GW’s longtime tenants at Mount Vernon.

6This may be Arthur Edwards of Loudoun County.

8Pierce Bayly (1742-1800) was subsheriff in Fairfax County and collector of the levies for Truro Parish in the county.

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