George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, October 1771

Cash Accounts

[October 1771]

Cash
[Octr] 5— To Ditto [cash] of Captn McCarty1 £ 25.19.4
9— To 60 Barrls of Indn Corn @ 12/6 37.10.0
To 3 Barrls of Fish @ 20/ 3. 0.0
20— To Cash of Mr Robt Adam & Co. pr Jas Adam 41. 0.6
21— To Ditto of Ditto pr Mr Ross2 100. 0.0
To Cash Won at Cards 11. 0.0
To Ditto recd from Colo. Mason for Shingles for the New Church3 19. 5.0
Contra
2— By Con McCarty4 3. 0.0
5— By Captn McCarty for Sundries bot at Poseys5 4. 6.0
7— By James Boyd6 0.15.0
8— By William Skilling sinkg a Well in my dry Well 0. 7.6
9— By 484½ Bushels of Large Salt @ 17d. 34. 6.4
By 211 Bushels of Oyster Shells @ 20/ 2. 2.0
By Thos Bishop’s Wife Laying Betty 0.10.0
By 1838 feet Inch pine Plank @ 6/ 5.10.3
By 661 feet Inch & ¼ Do @ 7/6 2. 9.0
11— By Captn [Thomas] Hanson Marshall pr Mr [James] Kirk 2. 3.6
14— By Dominicus Gubner 1.10.0
By Chrr Shade 0. 5.0
19— By Jno. Alton7 7. 0.0
By Thomas Bayliss on Acct B. Buckler 1. 8.3
21— By Mr Ross on acct of Edd Snicker’s Order8 18. 0.0
By Dominicus Gubner 6. 0.0
By Jonathan Palmer 7. 0.0
By Ann Mitchell9 0.12.0
22— By Captn Crawford on acct of the Offr & Soldr10 41.14.4
By Ditto on my own Acct 5 half Joes11 11.10.0
By Expences in travelling to & from Wmsburg12 4.17.8
By a Portmanteau of Mr Ward13 1.13.0
By George & Chas Lewis gave them14 1. 6.0
By Sundry Play Tickets whilst in Wmsburg15 4. 1.0
By Colo. Theo: Bland Recording a Deed16 0.15.0
26— By Mr Jno. Washington recd of Colo. Mason 19. 4.0
 
31— By a hair Bag 5/—& hair Powder 2/ 0. 7.0
By drawing Wills Tooth17 0. 2.0

AD, Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 344–45.

1Daniel McCarty was paying £23.0.3 for “26,300 eighteen Inch Cyprus Shingles” that he had bought from GW on 9 May 1767 and also for weaving done in 1766 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 218).

2James Adam was a partner in Robert Adam & Co., which was buying GW’s flour. Adam brought to Mount Vernon the payment of £41.0.6 on 20 Oct., and Hector Ross brought the £100 payment the next day. See Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 341, and Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:62.

3As the executor of the estate of Daniel French, who was building the new Pohick church at the time of his death, George Mason assumed responsibility for completing the work. See Minutes of Truro Parish Vestry, 21 Sept. 1769, and notes.

4Con McCarty worked at GW’s mill, probably as a mason, for 36½ days between August and October 1771 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 343).

5Daniel McCarty was in charge of the sale of John Posey’s effects on 18 May 1770. GW attended the sale. See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:236, and Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 307.

6James Boyd, or Boyls, had smith’s work done at Mount Vernon from 1760 and bought wool, flour, and corn from GW. In partial payment of his account, in December 1771 he made fifty pairs of “Negroes Shoes” for GW (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 79, 351).

7John Alton was drawing on the £25.4.0 due him as “his share of 1136½ Bushls of Wheat made at my Muddy hole Plantn in 1770 his ninth coming to 126 Bushls @ 4/” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 268).

8In his Account of Expenditures for Trip to the Great Kanawha, 6 Oct.—30 Nov. 1770, GW entered at the end: £20, “Cash pd Edwd Snickers on Acct of MillStones.” “Mr Ross” is either Hector Ross of Dumfries or David Ross of Maryland.

9Ann Mitchell has not been identified.

10In an undated memorandum mistakenly dated October 1771 in DLC:GW, GW lists all of the surveys that William Crawford made between 1771 and 1773 for the officers and soldiers receiving land under the terms of the Proclamation of 1754. See particularly Resolutions of the Officers of the Virginia Regiment of 1754, 23 Nov. 1772.

11GW was paying his share of the expense of Crawford’s survey for the Virginia Regiment. See Minutes of the Meeting of the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Regiment of 1754, 5 Mar. 1771, n.5.

12GW left for Williamsburg on 23 Oct. and did not arrive back at Mount Vernon until the evening of 11 November.

13Mr. Ward may be James Ward of Fredericksburg, where GW was visiting from 24 to 27 October.

14George and Charles Lewis, sons of Fielding and Betty Lewis, were GW’s nephews. They were fourteen and eleven years old respectively. GW spent the night of 24 Oct. at the Lewises.

15GW went to the theater five times while in Williamsburg. The American Company of Comedians was in town. See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:63, 65, 67–68.

16Col. Theodorick Bland, of Cawsons, Prince George County, was county clerk and county lieutenant. He was the father of Theodorick Bland (1742–1790), colonel of the 1st Continental Dragoons during the Revolution.

17Will was probably GW’s personal servant, Will, or Billy, Lee.

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