George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, February 1772

Cash Accounts

[February 1772]

Cash
Feby 22— To Ditto [cash] recd of Colo. [George William] Fairfax £14.0.0 & £2.8.10 £16. 8.10
28— To Ditto Receivd from Captn [George] Weedon Weavg 2.10. 0
 
Contra
10— By Mrs Washington 5. 0. 0
13— By William Carlin—Taylor1 5. 7. 4
By Ditto for Mr Custis 1. 7. 3
18— By Mrs Washington 0.18. 9
21— By Cash pd the Revd Mr Boucher on acct of Mr Custis2 67.14. 3
22— By a journeyman Sadler 5 days work 0.12. 6
24— By Postage paid Mr [William] Ramsay3 1. 6. 3
By Cash paid Ditto towards the Support of his Son William at the Jersey Colle4 25. 0. 0
26— By Expences at Colchester5 0.17.10
By Ditto at Dumfries 0. 3. 0
By Charity 0. 6. 0
27— By Expences at Fredericksburg 0. 8. 9
29— By Cash paid my Br. Charles for a pr of Cart Wheels purchas’d for Lowr Q[uarte]r on Rappk6 7. 0. 0
By Ditto advancd my Mother an acct 5. 0. 0
By Exps. at Caroline Ct House 0. 4. 3

AD, Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 3 and Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 356. For the duplication of entries, see Cash Accounts, December 1771, n.9.

1Affixed to William Carlin’s itemized account for making clothes for GW’s servants, dated 26 June 1771, is Carlin’s receipt for £5.7.4, dated 13 Feb. 1772. A transcript of the manuscript of Carlin’s account, owned in 1978 by Mr. Leon H. Becker, Rancho La Corta, Calif., is in CD-ROM:GW.

3GW’s account with Ramsay, postmaster of Alexandria from 1770 to 1785, records: “By an Acct of Postage to this date” (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 47).

5For GW’s trip to Williamsburg to attend the meeting of the House of Burgesses, leaving Mount Vernon on 26 Feb. and returning on 12 April, see Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:91–102.

6For GW’s assumption of control of Ferry Farm and of his mother’s property across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg, see note 5 in Cash Accounts, September 1771.

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