George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, February 1773

Cash Accounts

[February 1773]

Cash
Feby 12— To Rent Recd from Thos West £  4.10. 0
To Ditto Recd from Lewis Lemart 7. 0. 0
To Ditto Recd from Obediah Oliphant1 4.10. 0
15— To Ditto recd from Mr Moses Simpson for a Negro of Colo. T. Colvills Estate2 32. 0. 0
Contra
2— By Mr James Mercers order to Wm Brent3 125. 0. 0
7— By Cash paid the Gumspring Shoemr 0. 3. 0
9— By Ditto paid for 9 Barrl of Tarr 4.10. 0
By Willm Cash for 58 Bushls Wheat 5/4 14.10. 0
12— By Cash paid Thos West for a Mare 18. 0. 0
13— By Ditto to Mr Custis 7.10. 0
15— By Ditto advanced Gilbt Simpson Yough[iogheny] 12. 0. 0
23— By Ditto paid Mr Wm Roberts on acct of W[age]s 18. 0. 0
28— By Ditto to Miss Custis 1. 0. 0

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

1Thomas West, son of Charles West of Loudoun County, rented two lots totaling 220 acres from GW on the borders of Loudoun and Fauquier counties, for £9 per year. The lots had been leased to William Wood, Jr., in 1769, and they were assigned to West by him. One of these lots was in turn assigned to Obadiah Oliphant. Lewis Lemart was a new tenant on a 150–acre lot also on the Fauquier-Loudoun border, which had been leased to Robert Thompson in 1769 (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 67, 68, 292). See also Lists of Tenants, 18 Sept. 1785, nn. 19 and 20.

2Moses Simpson lived in Fairfax County near Pohick Creek. For the Colvill estate, see especially GW to John West, Jr., December 1767, and notes to that document.

3GW paid Brent £125 again in February 1774 on Mercer’s order. These payments were probably in part payment to Mercer for large quantities of wheat delivered from Marlborough, the Mercer plantation, in January 1773 and January 1774 (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 84).

4William Cash of Fairfax County was surveyor of the road from Dogue Run to Accotinck in 1772–73 (Fairfax County Order Books [1772–74], 145, 305, ViFfCh).

Index Entries