George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, August 1773

Cash Accounts

[August 1773]

Cash
Augt 16— To Cash recd from Mr Montgomerie difficient in Dollars paid me formerly1 £ 4. 0.4
Contra
3— By Servants 0. 3.0
By Cash paid David Cowan in part of Wages 5. 0.0
5— By Ditto paid Jonn Palmer Do Do 8. 0.0
9— By Jno. Sheridine for his Lease2 6.15.0
12— By Cash paid Robt Conway for 8216 feet of Inch Pine Plank @ 6/ 24.13.0
16— By ditto paid John Alton 5. 0.0
By Ditto in lieu of 2 bad Bills 2. 0.0
By Mr Chas Turner on acct of Colo. Colvills Estate3 4. 9.9
By Cash advancd Gilbert Simpson 6. 0.0
18— By Colo. Fairfax’s Gardner 0. 5.0
22— By Cash paid Mr Robt Hooe pr Mr Richd Harrison a Fee to Mr Thos Johnson 2. 8.0
24— By Cash sent by Gilbert Simpson to Captn Crawford to pay the assessment of my Land on Youghiogany £11.5. Pensa4 9. 0.0
26— By Cash paid Chrr Shade 8. 0.0
 
By ditto paid Jno. Brickay for 368 Bls Oystr sh. 3. 6.3
By Servants 0. 3.0
28— By Cards 3. 4.0
31— By Aaron Sterlg for 2003 feet Inch & ¼ Plk @ 1d.5 8. 7.0

AD, Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 91.

2Since 1741 John Sheridine of Charles County, Md., had been leasing 200 acres of the tract at Mount Vernon which GW bought from William Clifton in 1760. On 9 Aug. 1773 Sheridine signed a quitclaim and a receipt, giving up his lease for GW’s payment of £9 Maryland currency. A photographic copy of the quitclaim and receipt, in GW’s hand with Sheridine’s mark affixed and witnessed by Caleb Stone, Thomas Bishop, and David Cowan, is in MWA. A typescript is in CD-ROM:GW.

3This transaction with Charles Turner is in GW’s account with the Colvill estate as a trustee (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 21).

5The entry in 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 is: “By Aaron Sterling for 2003 feet of Inch & ¼ P. Plank @ 1d.”

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