George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, April 1773

Cash Accounts

[April 1773]

Cash
Aprl 10— To Cash recd for Fish £ 1. 2.0
17— To Ditto won at Cards 1. 5.0
19— To Ditto recd from Colo. Adam Stephen on Acct of the Grant of 200,000 Acs. of Ld 16.11.3
To Ditto recd from Captn [Peter] Hog on same acct 16.11.3
20— To Ditto recd from John Ward for three days Waggonage @ 12/6 1.17.6
To Ditto recd from Do short pd for Fish 1772 0. 1.6
 
21— To Ditto recd from Mr Jno. West on Acct of the 200,000 Acs. of Land 5. 0.0
24— To Ditto Won at Cards 1. 4.0
28— To Ditto recd from Thos Logan pr Wm Shaw1 29. 7.6
Contra
4— By Ditto [cash] bear Wills Exps. to Baltimore 0.14.0
By Ditto to bear Giles’s to Stafford 0.12.0
8— By Cash for a Parrot2 0. 6.0
9— By Ditto paid John Alton 12. 0.0
10— By Ditto paid Jonathan Palmer 4.16.0
By Expences in Annapolis 1. 1.4
By Mr Custis’s Do 0.18.0
By Ferriages going & returng there 0. 8.6
By Servants there3 1. 1.0
By Charity 0. 1.6
17— By Fee to Mr Thos Johnson in my attachment agt D. Jenifer Adam4 2. 5.0
By Cash paid for a Horse 8. 0.0
By Ditto to Mr Custis 4.12.0
19— By Ditto paid Mr Thos Kirkpatrick in full for Balle of an Acct5 17. 4.3
20— By 5½ lbs. of Bees Wax 0. 8.3
By 1 Nest of Tubs & Pails 0.10.0
By 16 lbs. of Feathers @ 2/ 1.12.0
By a Flag Matt 0. 2.0
By Mr Jno. Ward for 107 Bush[el]s Wheat 5/ 26.15.0
By a Barrel of Cyder & Cask 0.18.0
24— By Servants 0. 2.6
By Cards 0. 7.6
28— By Cash paid for a Horse for the Neck 16. 0.0

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

1See note 5 in the enclosure, GW to Fielding Lewis, 20 April.

2GW bought the parrot for Martha Parke Custis, perhaps from the captain of the brig Nancy which seems to have been tied up at the Mount Vernon dock for at least five days (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 ; Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:171).

3GW and John Parke Custis did not go to Annapolis until 12 April. GW returned home on 18 April. See ibid., 172–73.

5GW’s account with John and Thomas Kirkpatrick shows on 1 Jan. 1772 a balance of £2.5 against them (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 279). An undated entry in Ledger B balances his account with Thomas Kirkpatrick by crediting Kirkpatrick with £2.5 for “dying some Cotton in Glasgow—pr Mr Jno. Kirkpatrick” (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 25). Thomas Kirkpatrick, a Scot, was in business in Alexandria in the 1760s with his brother, John Kirkpatrick, GW’s military secretary in the French and Indian War.

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