George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, September 1773

Cash Accounts

[September 1773]

Cash
Septr 13— To Cash won at Cards £ 0. 7. 6
20— To Cash of David Rankin for Rent1 4. 0. 0
23— To Ditto Recd from Mr Herbert on acct of Fishing2 21. 0. 0
 
Contra
2— By Cash paid Willm Roberts 25. 0. 0
By Ditto sent to the Ann[apoli]s Printer3 1. 4. 0
4— By Do pd John Javins for 20 Bls Wheat M. 4. 0. 0
By Charity4 6. 0. 0
By Cash paid John Hagan 0.12. 0
7— By Ditto Mrs Washington 1.10. 0
By Ditto pd Mr Jno. Orr for two Bed Ticks 3. 4. 0
By Giles’s Exps. to Annapolis 0. 6. 0
17— By Mr Robt Harrison for Sundy Opns5 5. 0. 0
23— By Messrs Hall & Gilpen for Iron 11. 8. 6
By Doms Havenor 0.18. 0
By Travellg Exps. to and from the Annapolis Races6 4.16.10
By Sundry Play Tickets 3. 6. 0
By a Ticket to the Ball 0. 6. 0
By Cards & Racing 3.16. 0
By Servants 1.15. 3
 14. 0. 1
By Cash pd for Mr Custis’s Exps. there 3. 0. 0

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

1In 1769 David Rankin began renting from GW for £4 a year “113 Acres of Land on the head of Worthington’s Marsh in Fredk County” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 306). GW received on 20 Sept. 1773 the last payment of Rankin’s rent for the year 1772 from “my Brothr Saml Washington” (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 32).

2William Herbert (1743–1818), who had arrived from Ireland a few years before, was married to John Carlyle’s daughter Sarah and was a merchant in Alexandria.

3GW wrote 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 on 2 Sept.: “By Cash sent to the Annapolis Printers for Publishg my Advertisements” (DLC:GW). One of the advertisements was for the Clifton’s Neck land, under the date of 4 Aug., and the other was the Advertisement of Western Lands, under the date of 15 July. Both advertisements appeared in the Maryland Gazette (Annapolis) for 9 Sept.; they appeared in the Virginia Gazette (Purdie and Dixon; Williamsburg) for the first time on 29 July.

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 , under date of 4 Sept., GW charges £6 to “Cash gave Captn Posey,” undoubtedly the “Charity” recorded here.

6See Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:205–6, 208.

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