|Novr 2—||To Cash recd of Captn [William] Chisholm for Flour sold him1||£236.19. 8|
|4—||To Ditto of Carter Braxton Esqr. Intt of his Bond to Miss Custis2||52.10. 0|
|6—||To Cash of Mr Joseph Valentine3||389. 8. 7|
|7—||To Ditto from Colo. Warnr Lewis 2 years Interest of his Bond4||80. 0. 0|
|23—||To Cash receivd of Messrs Robt Adam & Co.||60. 0. 0|
|2—||By Mr [John] Glassford for Neil Jameison & on Acct of Mr John West5||62.19. 3|
|4—||By a Blank Book & 2 Almanacks6||0. 8. 3|
|By Ditto Do||0. 1. 6|
|5—||By Messrs [John] Randolph, [Edmund] Pendleton, & [James] Mercer in the Suit of Dunbar £20 each7||60. 0. 0|
|By Mr [William] Rinds Acct||1. 6. 6|
|6—||By George Lafong—Barber||0.15. 9|
|By Sprowle & Crooks Estate for Candles8||3. 0. 0|
|7—||By Colo. Fieldg Lewis for Michl Robinson9||200. 0. 0|
|By Board at Mr John Carter’s10||1.13. 9|
|By Mrs Bassett for Mrs Washington & Miss Custis||11.11. 9|
|8—||By 4 Horses for Rappahannock11||30. 0. 0|
|12—||By Doctr Johnson for Miss Custis £14.0.0 Maryland equal to12||11. 4. 0|
|16—||By Lund Washington for Giles13||76. 5. 0|
|By James Cleveland14||115. 0. 0|
|By Thos Davis||4. 4. 0|
|By Michl Clark workg on my Mill||4. 0. 0|
|By Benj: Mason Do Do||7. 2. 6|
|By Thos Tayler Mason Workg on my Mill15||8.10. 0|
|By Arthur Edwards in excha. of Waggon’s||1. 3. 8|
|By Captn Marshall16||2.16. 5|
|By William Skilling||2.12. 6|
|By Tammy for Miss Custis||0. 9. 8|
|By Sundries for Mrs Washington &ca||1.12. 4|
|18—||By Mr [Harry] Piper for 288 Bushl of Coal @ 7½17||9. 0. 0|
|By Charity||0. 6. 0|
|By Mrs [Anne Catharine] Green 2 Year’s Gazettes||1. 0. 0|
|By 2 Candlesticks||0.10. 0|
|By a Lock||0. 6. 0|
|By Andrew Wales Balle Acct||6.17.1118|
|By Chas Turner in full||0. 7. 6|
|By William Roberts||6. 0. 0|
|25—||By William Bawn workg on my Mill19||15.15. 0|
|30—||By Thoms Williams20||4. 0. 0|
2. For this bond of Carter Braxton held by Martha Parke Custis until her death in 1773, see doc. III-B, October 1759, note 28, in Settlement of the Daniel Parke Custis Estate, 20 April 1759–5 November 1761. See also Thomas Moore to GW, 30 April 1768, n.2.
6. GW’s diary for 1772 is written in a Virginia Almanack printed by Purdie and Dixon.
8. Sprowle & Crooks, a mercantile firm in Norfolk, was going out of business in the fall of 1771.
9. GW was at Eltham on 7 and 8 Nov., and Fielding Lewis and James Mercer joined him there for the trip back to Fredericksburg and Mount Vernon. The £200 was the rest of the payment due for Mary Washington’s house in Fredericksburg, which remained in GW’s possession during his mother’s residency until her death in 1789. See Cash Accounts, May 1771, n.13.
10. Contrary to his usual practice, GW on this visit to Williamsburg did not stay at Mrs. Campbell’s. She had just moved to a new tavern behind the capitol. He stayed instead in the house of the merchant John Carter across Duke of Gloucester Street from the Raleigh Tavern. See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:63–69.
11. GW may have been buying horses for his Ferry Farm on the Rappahannock, the management of which he took over when his mother shortly moved into Fredericksburg.
13. In his account with Lund Washington in Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 313, GW enters £76.5 for “a Negro Giles purchased of him.” This may be the Giles whom GW began listing in 1767 as one of his tithables (see Joseph Davenport to Lund Washington, September 1765, n.1, in Papers, Colonial Series description begins W. W. Abbot et al., eds. The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series. 10 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1983–95. description ends , 7:405–7).
15. Masons began work on repairs to the walls of GW’s new mill on 4 Sept. (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:59).
16. GW gave £2.16.5½ to Thomas Hanson Marshall’s overseer to complete the payment of the £5 that he owed to Marshall for the trees on Marshall’s land adjoining Mount Vernon which had been cut down (see Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 139; Marshall to GW, 8 Mar. 1770, and GW to Marshall, 9 Mar. 1770).
17. GW went up to Alexandria for the meeting of the county court on 18, 19, and 20 November.
18. This may have been to complete the payment on the note of hand for £15 that GW gave on 2 Aug. 1769 to Wales, a brewer in Alexandria, for ale (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 338).