George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, October 1773

Cash Accounts

[October 1773]

Cash
Octr 6— To Cash for Smiths Work £ 0. 4. 0
14— To Ditto recd from Mr Hooe for my Battoe1 12. 0. 0
To Ditto recd from Mr Craven Peyton on Colo. Geo. Fairfax’s Acct2 52. 0. 0
16— To Cash recd from Mr Willm Shaw 20. 2. 0
18— To ditto recd of Mr Jno. Baynes on Acct of [James] Towers’s Land3 10.15. 0
Contra
2— By a pair of Black silk Hose 0.18. 0
By Cash paid Mr Thos Triplet4 20. 0. 0
By Freight of a Barrl of Seed from Annapolis 0. 6. 0
9— By Cash paid Caleb Stone5 6. 0. 0
By Charity 1. 3. 9
12— By Josh Cash for 58¾ B: Wheat @ 4/ Mill 11.15. 0
By Cash pd Do for 177 lbs. Tobo over his Rent6 1. 0. 0
15— By Charity to Captn [John] Posey 4. 0. 0
By Mr [John] Baker Surgeon Dentist 5. 0. 0
16— By Cash paid John Hagan7 1.16. 0
18— By Ditto paid Gilbert Simpson8 30. 0. 0
By Mr John Hough for Quit Rents pr Quitrent & Rect Book9 16.17. 1
 
By Mr Frans Willis on Colo. Fairfax’s acc.10 10. 0. 0
By a pair of Leather Breeches for Giles 1. 2. 0
19— By Cash paid David Cowan in full11 12. 7.10
By Ditto pd Dominicus Havenor [Gubner] Do 20. 0. 0
By travellg Exps. to Williamsburg 4.11. 9
By Servants 0. 6. 3
22— By Cash paid my Mother12 15. 0. 0
27— By Ditto paid Doctr [John] Baker 3. 0. 0
By Ditto gave Colo. [Edmund] Pendleton moving for Settlemt of my Guardianship Acct13 1. 0. 0
By Taylor 0. 3. 3
30— By Cash gave Billy Bassett14 0. 6. 0
By an Almanack 0. 2. 6

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

1At this time, Robert Townsend Hooe of Charles County, Md., was a partner in the firm of Jenifer & Hooe, later Hooe & Harrison, of Alexandria. In the 1780s GW had frequent dealings with the company and with Hooe himself, who became a member of the Fairfax County court and the Fairfax Parish vestry.

4GW’s neighbor Thomas Triplett was at Mount Vernon on 4 October. On that day GW 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 : “Charge Mr Thos Triplett with Cash advancd, on acct of his & Mrs French’s Wheat 60 at 5/ payable in April.”

5On 8 Feb. 1773 GW signed a one-year agreement with Caleb Stone, of Prince William County, as “overlooker” of his slave carpenters. Stone was to receive £40 Virginia currency in addition to his “washing, Lodging, & Diet—also with Pasturage for a Horse.” His duties were “to work duely & truly with them [the slave carpenters] himself, wherever the said Washington’s business may require and will moreover to the best of his knowledge and skill, instruct all, and every of the said Negroes which may be put under in the Art and Mistery of the Trade of a Carpenter (or Cowper if they should at any time be employed in this business)” (ADS, in GW’s hand, DLC:GW). GW’s ledger shows payment to Stone totaling £44.16.3 beginning 9 Oct. 1773 and ending 23 Dec. 1776, for “work done for me” (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 94).

6This entry in expanded form in the 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 reads: “By Do [cash] Paid Do [Joseph Cash] for 177 lbs. Tobo Recd from Do 1 Hhd Tobo Pohick warehouse JC No. 1. 1004.97.807.”

7GW paid John Hagan of Fairfax County £9 in goods and services as well as cash for “makg & Burning 60,000 Bricks” (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 77). See also Cash Accounts, December 1773.

12In 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 adds “in presence of my Bror Charles.”

14GW was at Eltham where William Bassett (1760–1774), Martha Washington’s nephew, lived with his parents Burwell and Anna Maria Dandridge Bassett.

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