George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, April 1774

Cash Accounts

[April 1774]

Cash
April  1— To Ditto [Cash] recd from Captn [Thomas] Conway [£] 97.12.4
2— To Cash recd from Southy Bell by Griffith Kelly1 for 600 Bushls of oats belonging to Mr Custis 29.12.6
 
9— To Cash recd from Mr Robt Adam viz. 86 half Joes @ 46/3 198.17.6
18— To Cash recd from Mr [William] Ellzey on acct of Distress made on my Ten[an]ts in Fauqr2 25. 3.0
19— To Ditto recd for 20,160 Herrgs @ 3/ 3. 0.6
21 Bushls of Salt @ 2/6 2.10.6
1 Barrl of Midlgs 227 lbs. 1. 7.3
3 Quarts of Rum 1/ 0. 3.0
21— To Cash recd from Moses Collet3 6. 0.0
23— To Ditto recd from Mr Jno. Auge Washington on acct of Intt due Mr Jno. P. Custis4 15. 0.0
To Ditto from Mr John Dyer5 15. 0.0
To Ditto recd from Wm Donaldson6 4. 0.0
To Ditto Do Thos West7 4.10.0
26— To Ditto of Mr Craven Peyton for & on acct of Colo. Geo. Wm Fairfax 277.19.2 1/2
Contra
April  1— By Cash paid Mrs Prescott for 62 pr of Negros Shoes made by her Husband8 3.17.6
By Cash to William Skilling 4.10.0
By Ditto pd Jno. Smith Mate of the Anne & Elizabeth 5.18.0
3— By Charity 0. 6.0
4— By Freight of 45 M Shingles from Suffolk @ 5/. 17 M for Colo. Mason 7. 0.0
By Cash pd Mr Calvert for Claret had of Mr Saml Gallaway £27 Md Cy9 21.12.0
7— By Charity—to Captn Posey10 12. 0.0
By Colo. [George William] Fairfax’s Gardner 0. 3.9
19— By Cash pd Suekey Bishop11 1. 0.0
By Ditto for 2677 feet of Inch P. Plk @ 6/ 8. 0.7
551 Do of 1¼ Do Do12 2. 4.0
21— By Ditto to Mr George Young 3. 0.0
23— By Ditto sent my Mother13 25. 0.0
By Ditto pd Mr Frans Peyton for an acct of Mercers wheat14 25.16.3
26— By Mr Craven Peyton 4 Firkins of Buttr 401 Nett @ 9d. 15.12.9
By Cash paid for 1 Barrl of Turpente 0.16.0
By Wm Skillings Exps. after Wm Webster 0. 9.0
 
By Mr [George] Youngs Exps. after Do15 0. 4.0
28— By Caleb Stones Exps. to Aquia after Stone for my Steps16 0.10.0

AD, Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 106, 110.

1In his letter of 2 April to Thomas Newton, Jr., GW calls the man “Griffen Gilley.” According to 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 , Griffith Kelly was master of the sloop Nancy.

2GW received this money on account of Robert Jones, David Keyes (Keas), and John Glascock, Jr. The sheriff of Fauquier County, Capt. William Blackwell, also made distresses on Thomas Slater, William Donaldson, Deel Clyman (Clymer), and James Deermont, but he received no money for them and GW wrote the £22 off as a loss (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 132).

4GW’s receipt is dated 23 April: “Then receivd from Mr John Augustine Washington the Sum of Fifteen pounds, which is in full of Interest ⟨o⟩n his Bond for One hundd and fifty pounds Dated the 5th of Novr 1768 to the ⟨mutilated⟩th of Novr 1773. Go: Washington” (ADS, MHi: C. E. French Papers).

5GW 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 wrote: “To Cash recd from Mr John Dyer on Acct of Rent due from him & George Heald for the two Lotts Leasd him the said John Dyer.”

6GW’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 records: “To Ditto [Cash] recd from Willm Donaldson by Geo: Heald on Acct of Rent.”

7For the land West leased from GW, see Cash Accounts, February 1773, n.1.

8Susanna Prescot’s husband John Prescot had recently died. His estate inventory, dated 17 Mar. 1774, is in Fairfax County Will Book C–1 (1767–76), 245, ViFfCh.

9Benedict Calvert sent two cases of claret (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 ).

10John Posey came to Mount Vernon in the evening of 5 April and left after dinner on 7 April (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:244).

11GW paid Susanna Bishop “for delivg Doll at the Ferry & House Betty” (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 ).

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 indicates that this was 1½-inch plank.

13GW sent this money “by Mr Warnr Washingn” (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 ).

14The entry 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 Cash paid Captn Frans Peyton for Wagonage of Wheat from Colo. Mercer’s Plantns in Fredk wch charge to that Acct.”

15GW 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 : “By Mr Young’s Exps. to Port Tobacco.” Webster was one of the four convict servants bought by Valentine Crawford in March. See William McGachen to GW, 13 Mar. 1774, n.1. Webster escaped again in 1775. See Advertisement for Runaway Servants, 23 April 1775, and notes.

16The steps were probably for the new addition just begun on the south end of Mount Vernon. On 25 April Going Lanphier came to Mount Vernon to begin the new addition. For GW’s expansion of the mansion, see Going Lanphier to GW, 16 Oct. 1773, and notes to that document, and Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:246.

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