George Washington Papers

From George Washington to James Gildart, 12 October 1773

To James Gildart

Mount Vernon October 12th 1773

Sir,

Upon a Review of my Books, there appears to be a Balle due from you, to me, on my own private Acct. of £34.6.9½. Please to examine how this matter stands on your Books, and if found right remit the money to Robt Cary Esqr. & Co. Merchants in London1 whose discharge will be good against Sir Yr most Hble Servt

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1After his marriage in 1759 and until 1766, GW continued the Custis practice of sending James Gildart of Liverpool a few hogsheads of tobacco from time to time. He had last drawn on his account with Gildart on 28 Jan. 1772, and with this action in 1773 he was seeking to close out the account. His ledger, however, shows £34.6.9½ still outstanding in 1793 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 107; Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 11; Ledger C description begins Manuscript Ledger in Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, N.J. description ends , 1).

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