George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, November 1773

Cash Accounts

[November 1773]

Cash
Novr 4— To Ditto [cash] recd from Peyton Randolph Esqr. for Intt due Mr Custis £ 15.12.6
To ditto recd from Mr Thos Newton of Norfolk by the hands of Mr [James] Hill1 228. 0.0
25— To Cash recd from Mr Auge Willis for Mr Francis Willis Junr2 60. 0.0
26— To Ditto recd from Colo. Bannister3 32.10.0
Contra
3— By my Subscipn to the Society of useful knowledge4 0.10.0
6— By cash paid Colo. Pendleton Services in Dunbars Suit5 5. 0.0
12— By Exps. at New Kent Ct House 0. 7.0
17— By Charity 0.10.0
By Cash to Mrs Washington 0. 7.6
By Garden Seeds 0. 6.3
By Messrs Purdie & Dixon’s Acct 8.15.3
By Mr Dean rep[airin]g my Chariot6 2.18.6
26— By Tooth Brushes 0. 5.0
By Doctr [John] Bakers Dentrifice 1. 0.0
27— By Sundries from Doctr [William] Pasteur 0.11.0
By Mr Robt Washington’s Order7 90. 0.0
30— By a Snuff Box 0. 3.0
By a pair of Shoes for Giles 0. 8.6
By Garters and a hank of Silk 0. 2.0
By a Quire of Paper 0. 1.3
By the Secretarys Office Fees on 5 Pat[en]ts part of the 200,000 Acrs. undr Pro[clamatio]n 1754 8. 0.0
By Cash gave Mr [Thomas] Everard to hastn them8 3. 0.0

AD, Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 93, 96.

1See Thomas Newton, Jr., to GW, 22 Mar., 13 Aug. 1773. On 20 or 22 Nov. GW entered 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 : “To Cash recd from Mr Thos Newton of Norfolk by the hands of Mr Jas Hill wch with my Order on Hill in favr of my Br. Jno. for £100 & pd him out of this money makes [£]228.”

4The Virginia Gazette (Purdie and Dixon; Williamsburg) for 13 May 1773 announced the formation, under the governor’s patronage, of a Society for the Advancement of Useful Knowledge in Virginia. John Clayton was made president, John Page vice president, Samuel Henley secretary, St. George Tucker assistant secretary, and David Jameson treasurer. The first meeting was called for 3 Nov. at the Capitol (Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon; Williamsburg], 28 Oct. 1773). GW makes no mention in his diary of a meeting on this date.

5See note 5, GW to Jonathan Boucher, 9 July 1771, for a discussion of the revived Dunbar suit.

6Elkanah Deane (d. 1775), an Irish coachmaker, had made a coach for Lord Dunmore when Dunmore was governor of New York. By 1772 he had moved to Williamsburg where he operated a forge and harness shop.

7Added to this 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 “to Mr Andw Grant.” GW paid this amount to Andrew Grant on this day in partial payment for the two slaves he had bought in April 1773 from Robert Washington. See GW to Fielding Lewis, 20 April 1773, n.12, and Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 86.

8This entry is dated 2 Dec. 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 .

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