George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, May 1773

Cash Accounts

[May 1773]

Cash
May   To Cash recd from Mr Ramsay viz. 4 half Joes & £4.10. Jersey Money1 £ 13. 4. 0
To Ditto recd of Doctr Carter for a years Interest of his Bond due2 10.16. 0
To Ditto recd from the Exrs of Mr [Philip Whitehead] Claiborn Do 14. 0. 0
To Ditto recd from Mr Frans Foster Do 33. 8. 0
To Ditto recd from Mr Thos Prosser Do 7. 5. 9
To Ditto recd from Colo. Warner Lewis Do 40. 0. 0
To Ditto recd from Edd Charlton for 2 Setts of Excha. dated 20th Apl 1773 One Sett for £60 the other for £1003 200. 0. 0
 
To Cash recd of the Treasury 12. 2. 6
To Ditto recd of the Revd Mr Thruston on acct of Andw Wagener4 12. 1. 9
To Ditto recd from Mr James Hill on acct 132.15. 4
Contra
7— By Servants 0. 1. 3
By Cash paid Mrs [Elizabeth] Simpson5 1. 0. 0
By my Expences (Including Mr Custis’s) going to, & returng from New York & fixing him at the College there £50.14.3 Pensa equal to6 40.11. 5
By Cash given Mr Custis at Phila. & New York £27 Pensa equal to7 21.12. 0
[Pa. currency]
By Charity 0. 7. 6
By Cards 3. 2. 6
By 2 pr white Silk Stockgs 2.18. 0
By Mr Hugh Gain for Mr [Jonathan] Boucher 1. 4. 0
By a Cucumber Slicer 0.18. 0
By a Case of Printing Materials 2. 0. 0
By a Paper of Cake Ink 0. 1. 0
By Doctr Wetherspoon for Mr Ramsay8 48.16. 0
By Cash given to George & Charles Lewis & Willm Ramsay9 4. 2. 6
By Cash pd Jno. Priestly for a Grey Mare 40. 0. 0
By a Bay horse bot at Vendue Phila. 23. 0. 0
By Charity 2. 5. 0
By Ditto 0.10. 0
129. 4. 6
deduct 25 prCt 25.16.11
[Va. currency] 103. 7. 7
[Va. currency]
By Cash paid my Mother pr Mr Lund Washington 10. 0. 0
By Ditto paid Mr Thos Hodge pr Colo. [Fielding] Lewis for my Gardr Philp Bateman 35. 0. 0
By Ditto pd Mr Robt Washington pr Do 60. 0. 0
By Ditto pd Captn [James] Page for Thos Davis 19. 2. 2
By Ditto pd Captn Wm Crawfords ordr in full10 50. 0. 0

AD, Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 88, 90.

1The £13.4 that William Ramsay gave GW on 10 May was to be a part of the £48.16 that GW paid for Ramsay to John Witherspoon at Princeton where Ramsay’s son William was a student. See Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 47, and 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 . GW was himself paying £25 a year toward young Ramsay’s support at the college.

3See GW to Fielding Lewis, 20 April, n.19, and Lewis to GW, 8 May. On 8 May GW wrote Robert Cary & Co. from Mount Vernon: “On the 20th Ulto I drew two Bills upon you in favour of Edward Charlton, one of them for one hundred pounds—the other for Sixty pounds Sterling which please to pay, & place them to Acct of Mr John Parke Custis” (ALB, DLC:GW).

5Elizabeth Simpson sometimes acted as midwife to the Mount Vernon slaves. See Cash Accounts, June 1767, and note 2 of that document.

6GW has detailed these expenses 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 under May and June entries.

7For GW’s trip to Philadelphia and New York, 10 May to 8 June, see Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:178–86.

8See note 1.

9GW’s nephews, George and Charles Lewis, the sons of Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis, were students at Princeton. GW was at Princeton on 24 May.

10For the payments to Thomas Hodge, Robert Washington, Captain Page, and William Crawford, see GW to Fielding Lewis, 20 April, and nn.11, 12, 13, and William Crawford to GW, c.15 Nov. 1772, n.4.

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