George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, October 1772

Cash Accounts

[October 1772]

Cash
Octr  7— To Ditto [cash] Won at Cards £  2. 5. 0
10— To Ditto Won at Ditto 12. 8. 0
11— To Ditto receivd for Wool 0.16. 0
19— To Cash receivd from Mr Geo: Johnston by his Brother Wm for [Anthony] Gholson & [David] Rankins Rents recoverd by him 30.15. 0
To Ditto recd of Messrs John & Geo. Fowler for the following Bills belonging to the Estate of Colo. Thos Colvill viz. Adam Stewart on Colin Dunlop Esqr. & Son 23d Jan. 1772 £222.13.3 Sterlg Ditto on Do Ditto 94.0.4 Sterling [Total] £316.13.7 25 prCt Excha. 79.3.51 395.17. 0
Contra
[Oct.]— By Expences of a Trip to & from the Annapolis Races2 travelling 2.10.11
By Servants in the trip 0.17. 6
By sundry Tickets to the Plays there 1. 0. 0
By Do Do to the Ball Do 0.12. 0
7— By Cash paid Mr Saml Gallaway for 2 Boxes of Claret contg 12 dozn @ 45/ Md Cy pr dozn3 20.14. 0
9— By Ditto pd Colo. Ab[raham] Barnes for the Horse Doctr [James] Craik bot for me of his Son John £50 Maryld Curry equal to4 40. 0. 0
By Charity 2. 3. 0
10— By Cash lost on the Races 1. 6. 0
By Ditto paid for a Hatt for Miss Custis 4. 4. 0
By Ditto to Mr Custis at Annapolis 2.14. 0
12— By Ditto pd Dennis Curran Ditchg on my Mill Race5 4.10. 0
By Ditto paid James Boyd 0. 6. 0
By Ditto paid James Cleveland Balle Acct 26. 7. 2
By Mr Gutridge of Norfolk for Leather6 11.11.10
13— By Cash paid Jonathan Palmer 12. 0. 0
14— By Ditto pd Captn [John] Posey for his Right to 3000 Acres of Land undr the Kings Proclamation of Octr 1763 5 half Joes7 11.11. 3
16— By Cash pd Mr Harry Piper for 200 Bls Coals 7.10. 0
19— By Ditto advanc’d Thomas Davis 1. 0. 0
By Ditto lodg’d with Messrs Robt Adam & Co. 375. 0. 08
By ditto paid Dominicus Havenor [Gubner] 1. 0. 0
By Mr Chas Turner puttg a Crystal in W[atch]9 0. 1. 6
By Ditto repairg Mrs Washington’s Watch 0.12. 0
 
20— By Rappa: Overseer his exps. up after Negros Cloaths10 0. 5. 0
By Cash advancd Do to pay for Tobo Hogheads 1. 0. 0
By Tom Nokes for Soree’s11 0. 4. 0
By Dominicus Havenor [Gubner] 16. 8. 4
By Mr [Archibald] Cunningham of Alexa. his Acct 1.11. 7
21— By Cash to Willm Roberts—Miller 2. 0. 0
By Ditto to My Wife 5. 0. 0
By Ditto to Mr Jno. Custis 4. 0. 0
By Ditto to Miss Custis 3. 0. 0
By my travelling expens. to Williamsburg 3.15.1012
Mr Custis’s Ditto to Ditto 1. 0. 8
Miss Custis’s Ditto to Ditto 0.12. 9
By Servants in going down 0. 6. 3
22— By a years & 3 Months Ferriage at the lower Ferry on Rappa. opp[osit]e my Mothers 0.12. 613

AD, Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 60–61.

2For GW’s visit to Annapolis, 4–11 Oct., see Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:136–37. In his Cash Memoranda, 1772-75 description begins “Pocket-day-Book or Cash-Memorandums,” 9 Aug. 1772–27 May 1773, 29 May 1773–22 March 1774, 26 Oct. 1774–3 May 1775. Manuscript in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. 24 March-31 October 1774. Manuscript in Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Calif. description ends GW has further broken down a number of the expenses for this trip.

5An entry dated 10 Aug. 1772 in GW’s Cash Memoranda, 1772-75 description begins “Pocket-day-Book or Cash-Memorandums,” 9 Aug. 1772–27 May 1773, 29 May 1773–22 March 1774, 26 Oct. 1774–3 May 1775. Manuscript in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. 24 March-31 October 1774. Manuscript in Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Calif. description ends reads: “Dennis Curran began to work on my Mill Race at the rate of £3 pr Month—to be found in Bed & Board, & a pint of Rum a day.”

6The Cash Memoranda, 1772-75 description begins “Pocket-day-Book or Cash-Memorandums,” 9 Aug. 1772–27 May 1773, 29 May 1773–22 March 1774, 26 Oct. 1774–3 May 1775. Manuscript in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. 24 March-31 October 1774. Manuscript in Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Calif. description ends gives the man’s name as Goodrich. This may be John Goodrich of John Goodrich & Co. of Portsmouth.

7GW later used Posey’s land certificate to patent his Millers Run tract at Chartiers Creek. See GW to Crawford, 29 Sept. 1767; Bond of John Posey, 14 Oct. 1770.

8This was “to buy Wheat” (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 42).

9This was for Martha Parke Custis and was charged to her (Cash Memoranda, 1772-75 description begins “Pocket-day-Book or Cash-Memorandums,” 9 Aug. 1772–27 May 1773, 29 May 1773–22 March 1774, 26 Oct. 1774–3 May 1775. Manuscript in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. 24 March-31 October 1774. Manuscript in Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Calif. description ends ).

10In his Cash Memoranda, 1772-75 description begins “Pocket-day-Book or Cash-Memorandums,” 9 Aug. 1772–27 May 1773, 29 May 1773–22 March 1774, 26 Oct. 1774–3 May 1775. Manuscript in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. 24 March-31 October 1774. Manuscript in Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Calif. description ends GW wrote: “By—Powells Expences up after Negroes Cloaths.” This was William Powell, overseer of Mary Washington’s Little Falls Quarter on the Rappahannock River.

11Tom Nokes was a Home House farm slave. In his Cash Memoranda, 1772-75 description begins “Pocket-day-Book or Cash-Memorandums,” 9 Aug. 1772–27 May 1773, 29 May 1773–22 March 1774, 26 Oct. 1774–3 May 1775. Manuscript in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. 24 March-31 October 1774. Manuscript in Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Calif. description ends GW wrote “for Byrds.” A sora (soree) is a Carolina rail (Porzana carolina), a bird much in demand in Virginia in the eighteenth century for the delicacy of its flesh.

12In his Cash Memoranda, 1772-75 description begins “Pocket-day-Book or Cash-Memorandums,” 9 Aug. 1772–27 May 1773, 29 May 1773–22 March 1774, 26 Oct. 1774–3 May 1775. Manuscript in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. 24 March-31 October 1774. Manuscript in Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Calif. description ends these expenses of GW’s and the children are broken down further.

13This was Hunter’s ferry. See Cash Accounts for July 1763, n.10.

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