|Sep: 4—||To 2 Bushels of Rye||£ 0. 6. 0|
|To Cards||0.10. 0|
|5—||To Ferriages||0.12. 6|
|9—||To Ditto||0.10. 6|
|To Weaving of Captn [Sampson] Darrell||0. 8. 6|
|15—||To Cash receivd of Mr Rigd Graham1||12.12.10|
|To Cash recd of Colo. Andw Lewis on Acct of the Officers & Soldiers Land2||15.15. 0|
|16—||To Ferriages||1. 2. 6|
|18—||To Cash recd of Richd Lee Esqr. for the use of Mr Saml Washington3||32. 5. 0|
|19—||To Cash of James Cleveland 100 Dollars||30. 0. 0|
|4—||By Thos Bishops Wife laying Moll||0.10. 0|
|8—||By Mr Saml Washington pr Vale Crawford||109.11. 34|
|9—||By Miss M. Parke Custis||2. 2. 3|
|10—||By William Roberts||0.12. 0|
|By Exps. to Fredericksburg & back5||0.11. 6|
|By a dark bay Mare bot of—Pattie||8. 0. 0|
|By Cards||2. 1. 3|
|12—||By a pair of Boots for Will6||1.11. 6|
|14—||By Cash lent my Mother||4.12. 6|
|By mending an Earing||0. 1. 3|
|16—||By Jonathan Palmer||6. 0. 0|
|By Benja. Buckler||1.10. 0|
|18—||By Mr Pierce Bayly 8/3. also 30/ for 214 lbs. Tobo7||1.18. 3|
|By Cash pd Jno. Hite on acct of Lawe Harrison’s ordr in favr Jacob Hite8||32. 5. 0|
|By Mr Saml Washington pr Vale Crawford9||32. 5. 0|
|19—||By 50 panes Window Glass 8 by 1010||1. 9. 0|
|By Doctr [David] Ross pr Rect for Iron||23. 1. 2|
|By Expences to and from Annapolis||2.16. 9|
|23—||By Jno. Parke Custis at the Annapolis Races11||8. 0. 0|
|By a pr of Shoes for my Servant||0. 8. 0|
|By a Velvet Cap for Ditto||1. 4. 0|
|By Cards different times||13. 4. 3|
|By Play Tickets at Do||3. 0. 0|
|By Ball Ditto Do||0.18. 0|
AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 344.
1. Reginald Graham (died c.1784) was a Dumfries merchant.
3. See entry for this date in contra, below.
5. GW left for Fredericksburg on the afternoon of 10 Sept. and returned on the fifteenth. While there he completed arrangements to move his mother from the home place at Ferry Farm to a house on Charles Street in Fredericksburg. GW took control not only of his own 600-acre plantation at Ferry Farm, where his mother had been living, but also of his mother’s 400-acre plantation at Little Falls, called the Quarter, for which he agreed to pay rent. GW’s account with Mary Washington is in the Gratz Collection, PHi. See also Cash Accounts, May 1771, n.13. During GW’s visit to Ferry Farm on 13 Sept., he made a survey of the farm (see survey book, 1770–99, PPRF).
6. GW had two slaves named Will, one at Muddy Hole and one at River farm at Mount Vernon, and he had at this time one slave who was a carpenter. The boots, however, were probably for his manservant, Billy Lee.
7. Pierce Bayly (1742-1800), subsheriff in Fairfax County, was an occasional visitor at Mount Vernon.
9. See entry for this date under cash above.
11. GW set out for Annapolis on 21 Sept. to attend the Jockey Club’s four days of races, 24–27 Sept., and he went to three balls. He lodged at Jonathan Boucher’s where John Parke Custis was living and, in addition to attending the races and balls, dined successively at the houses of Lloyd Dulany, Gov. Robert Eden, Dr. George Steuart (d. 1784), John Ridout (1732–1797), Charles Carroll of Annapolis, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, and Daniel Dulany the Younger. GW returned home on 1 October. See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:54–60.