George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, January 1773

Cash Accounts

[January 1773]

Cash
Jany  1— To Ditto [cash] won at Cards £  1.10. 0
11— To Ditto won at Ditto 0.14. 0
 
22— To Ditto recd for 35 lbs. of Porke 0.14. 7
To Ditto recd for half a Bushl of Meal 0. 1. 6
28— To Ditto from Captn Selby Harney1 Smiths 0. 2. 0
Contra
9— By Cash to Mrs Washington 4. 0. 0
11— By Ditto paid Chrr Shade 2. 0. 0
By Ditto Do William Roberts 2. 0. 0
12— By Ditto paid Mr Humpy Peake2 15. 0. 0
18— By Ditto gave Mill Davy 0. 6. 0
By 6000 Shingles @ 18/ 5. 8. 0
20— By freight of 300 Bushls of Oats from E.S.3 3.15. 0
23— By Cash paid Mr Abed. Adams4 5.17. 6
28— By Ditto paid for 8790 Shingles @ 15/ 6.11.10
29— By 123 lbs. of Soal Leather @ 1/3 7.13. 9

AD, Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 82.

1Selby Harney served in the North Carolina forces during the Revolutionary War, retiring in 1783 as lieutenant colonel of the 2d North Carolina Regiment. At this time he was a ship captain working out of Norfolk. See GW to Thomas Newton, Jr., 27 January.

2This was payment “in part for 108 B[ushels] of Wheat” (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 ).

3There is a receipt in ViMtvL for £3.15 from GW for freight of 300 bushels of oats signed with his mark by Joseph Warren. “E.S.” stands for “Eastern Shore.” The oats were credited to John Parke Custis. See 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 .

4Abednego Adams lived on Little Hunting Creek.

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