George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, March 1773

Cash Accounts

[March 1773]

Cash
Mar.  1— To Ditto [cash] recd from Alexr Fryer for Rent £  6.15. 0
To Ditto recd for Wm Peterson’s Lott 6. 0. 0
To Ditto recd for Jacob Fry’s Lott1 6. 0. 0
To Ditto recd from Mr Piper 100. 0. 0
To Ditto recd from Mr Townshend Dade Inspector of the Falls WareHo. for the Treasury2 24. 7.10
6— To ditto won at Cards 2. 0. 0
12— To Cash from Mr Fras Foster due J.P.C. 26.12. 0
13— To Cash recd from Mr Alexr Craik on Acct of Mr Jno. Polson 11. 0.10
Contra
2— By Exps. at Po[rt] tobacco 0. 5. 0
By Ditto at Laidler’s 0. 6. 0
By Ferriage at Ditto 0. 9. 6
By Ditto at Port-Royal 0. 1. 6
3— By Exps. at Buckner’s3 0. 3. 9
4— By Ditto at Todds Bridge 0. 8. 9
By Servants 0. 1. 6
By Ferriages at Ruffins 0. 3. 0
5— By Cash paid Mr Pipers Order in favr of the Falls Inspectors 41. 7. 0
By Cash paid the Treasurer for the Falls Inspectors (independt of the above Sum of £41.7.0 wch was also pd there) 24. 7.10
 
6— By Cash lost at Cards 1.10. 0
By Servants 0. 1. 6
By Cash paid Mr [Thomas] Everard Issuing Patents from the Secys Office for Lands 5. 0. 0
By Servants 0. 4. 6
By Sundry Evening Clubs at Mrs Campbells 1. 4. 0
By Cash lost at Cards 4. 0. 0
10— By Charity 1. 1. 6
By 1 Yd Netting for Mrs Washington 0. 6. 0
By 1 Gold Locket Do 0.14. 0
11— By a Roll Do 0.10. 0
By Washing 0. 3. 0
By hair Powder 0. 1. 3
By Cash paid Doctr [John] Baker Dentist 1. 6. 0
13— By Miss Davenports Acct 1.14.11
By Cash pd Ditto for Miss Custis 0.15. 0
By a pair of Sugar Nippers 0. 3. 6
By my Club acct at Mrs Campbells for Dinner’s 1.14. 5
By Board at Mr [Richard] Charlton’s durg the Session 2. 0. 0
By Servants 0. 1. 6
15— By Colo. [Edmund] Pendleton for his opn on my dd Brothr Law[renc]es Will4 1. 1. 6
17— By my Exps. in travg up from Wmsburg 2. 5. 1
By Mrs Washington 1. 8. 9
By Miss Custis 0. 6. 0
20— By Franklin Syms Exps. in bringg my Gardr P. Bateman from Leeds5 6.16. 9
27— By Servants 0. 3. 9
By Cash paid Joshua Kay6 1.16. 0
By Cards 1.10. 0
By Cash retd to Mr Piper Balle of his £100 58.13. 0

AD, Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 82, 88.

1For Alexander Fryer, see note 3 in Cash Accounts, March 1771. For the land William Peterson and Jacob Fry were renting, see GW to Samuel Washington, 4 Feb. 1773, n.4.

2GW left for Williamsburg on the morning of 2 March. On the contra side of the ledger GW shows the payments to the treasurer of £24.7.10 for Townshend Dade and £41.7.0 and the return of £58.13 to Harry Piper. There were at least five Townshend Dades living at this time, most of them in the Northern Neck. This is Townshend Dade (d. 1781) of Alexandria, originally of the Chotank area of the Northern Neck. He was a justice of the county and was married to Parthenia Alexander Massey Dade. His son Townshend Dade (born c.1740) was rector of Fairfax Parish from 1765 to 1778.

3This was probably William Buckner who operated a tavern at Port Royal for a number of years.

4In 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 gives the additional information that Edmund Pendleton’s fee was “for his advice concerning the payment of my Br. Lawrence’s Debts.” Among these debts Lawrence Washington’s estate owed was one to the Ohio Company. An account of Lawrence Washington with the Ohio Company, 1750–1772, on which George Mason made oath before Alexander Henderson on 19 May 1772, indicates Lawrence Washington’s estate owed the Ohio Company £24.18 sterling and £34.14.11 Virginia currency (ViMtvL). On 21 Aug. 1773 GW charged Lawrence Washington’s estate for £34.0.10 Virginia currency “with Cash paid Colo. Mason as trea[sure]r of the Ohio Compa.” and on the same day credited Daniel French’s estate “by Colo. Mason” with the same amount (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 ). For a later settlement of Lawrence Washington’s estate, see Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 45.

No accounts have been found in ledgers A and B with Pendleton or other attorneys for legal services. GW probably kept a separate book for these accounts.

6In 1772 and 1773, Joshua Kay built GW two fishing boats and did repairs on other boats for a total charge of £19.19 (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 74).

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