George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, July 1771

Cash Accounts

[July 1771]

Cash
July 1— To Cash for two Weathers £  1.10.0
17— To Ditto recd from Jno. Creagh on Acct of the Soldiers Land1 1. 1.0
19— To Ditto of Peyton Randolph Esqr. Intt of his Bond to J. P. Custis2 15.12.6
20— To Cash Recd from Colo. Richd Lee for the use of my Bror Mr Saml Washington3 109.11.3
To Cash recd of Mr Philp Carbury for 5 Barrls Ship Stuff pr Invoice Book4 5.19.4
26— To Ditto for 2 Weathers 1.10.0
To Ditto for a Barrell of Flour 1.10.3
Contra
1— By a Load of Stone from the Falls 3. 0.0
8— By Thoms Bayliss on Acct of Ben: Buckler 0.16.0
10— By 136 Bushls Oyster shells @ 20/ 1. 7.3
By Captn Posey pr his Son Price5 12. 0.0
By Price Posey to bear his Expences 1. 4.0
11— By a Load of Stone from the Falls 3. 0.0
By Travelling Exps. to & from Wmsburg6 3. 8.6
By Expences of Board &ca at Mrs Campbells 3.11.8
19— By Mr [William] Prentis Cloth for a Suit of Cloaths 7. 0.9
By Miss Davenport pr Acct7 3. 4.6
By Sundries for Mr Peake8 0. 2.6
By Alexr Craig Sadler for Sundries 0.10.0
By Club at Southalls 0. 5.0
20— By Messrs Purdie & Dixon’s Acct 1.13.3
By a Silver Breeches Buckle 0.15.0
By a Watch Key 0. 2.6
By Books 0.13.9
23— By Cards 0. 9.0
By Play Tickets9 0.15.0
26— By Charity 0. 6.0
By 1 Barrl of Lymes 1.16.0
29— By a Chintz gown for Mrs Washington 4. 0.0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 340.

1In his Memorial to the Governor and Council, c.1–4 Nov. 1771, n.2, GW lists only eleven payments of £1.1 by soldiers of the Virginia Regiment of 1754 for the cost of surveying. GW recorded that John Creagh had made the payment for Robert Tunstall. As a sergeant, Tunstall was entitled to 600 acres.

2In 1770 GW lent £250 to Peyton Randolph (1721–1775), speaker of the House of Burgesses and one of the four commissioners appointed by the General Court to supervise GW’s management of the two Custis children’s property. See GW to Capel and Osgood Hanbury, 21 June 1770.

3This may be Squire Richard Lee of Lee Hall in Westmoreland County. GW sent the money by Valentine Crawford on 8 Sept. to his brother Samuel Washington (Cash Accounts, September 1771).

4Philip Carberry (Carbury) was a merchant and baker in Norfolk (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 336). Ship stuff was the poorest quality of wheat flour.

6GW set out for Williamsburg on 12 July for a special meeting of the legislature and left there on 21 July, arriving back at Mount Vernon on the twenty-sixth. See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:39–41.

7“Miss Davenport” here is probably the dressmaker named in GW’s cash accounts for December 1769 and may be the “Mrs Devenport” appearing in Cash Accounts, December 1764.

8While in Williamsburg, GW bought for Humphrey Peake from Dr. William Pasteur’s apothecary shop “1 oz. spirits Hartshorn & 1 D[itt]o Ipecacuana” for 2s. 6d. (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 307).

9GW went to the play in Fredericksburg where the American Company of Comedians had been performing since late May. See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:41.

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