George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, October 1774

Cash Accounts

[October 1774]

Cash
Octr 15— To Ditto [Cash] recd from Mr Wm Milner in Acct £158.10.10 Pensa. Cy eql in Virga [£] 126.16. 8
20— To Ditto of the Treasurer by Peyton Randolph Esqr. on Acct of my Exps. to Phila. as above1 8.12. 4
30— To Cash won at Cards during my stay in Philadelphia 7. 0. 0
 
Contra
Octr   — By Sundries purchd in Phila viz. [Pa. currency]
5— 12 pr Woolcards [£] 1.10. 0
6 pr Cotton Do 1. 0. 0
1 Pocket Book 0.15. 0
8— 1 Bell & Furniture2 1.16.10
Mr Barrells Acct 5. 7. 6
1 ps. Irish Linnen 4.13. 9
10— 1 lb. of Snuff 0. 7. 6
Mr Marchington’s 2d Ac[c]t 19. 4. 0
Mr Simpson for Shoes 4. 6. 0
12— Mr Marchington’s 3d Acct 15. 6. 9
2 pr white Ribd Hose 0.15. 0
13— 1 Pocket Book 1. 5. 0
1 Watch Key 0. 1. 0
15— Mr Milners Acct 197.14. 5
4 Bottle Labels 2. 8. 0
1 Watch Key 0. 2. 6
a Sword Chain 2. 0. 0
8 Cakes Shoe blackg 0.12. 0
19— 22½ yds paintd Ribbon 2.16. 3
20— Mr Wm Milners 2d Ac[c]t 3.15. 0
21— 4 yds paintd Ribbon 0. 9. 0
10 yds of edging 0.10. 0
4 pr Nutt Crackers 0.12. 0
1 Small hand vice 0. 5. 6
22— 1 dozn pr course yn Hose 2.10. 0
1 pr yarn Gloves 0. 2. 6
24— 1 pr Buckskin Gloves 0. 7. 6
2 pr of Shoes for self 1. 3. 6
Cloak for my Mother 10. 2. 13
an artificial Magnet 0. 1. 6
10 yards of edging 0.10. 0
25— Mr Wm Milnors 3d Acct 15. 8. 6
Ditto for 6 fish Rimbs4 1. 2. 6
a Pockt Book Mrs W——n 4.15. 0
a pr of Gloves 0. 3. 6
a Chaize for my Mother5 40. 0. 0
Sundry Pamphlets6 0.17. 6
27— By Expences in Philada7 62. 2. 4
By Charity there 5.18. 2
By Cash given away 13.10. 0
 
By Servants 3. 4. 0
30— By Exps. in returng from Phila. 8.15. 1
563.16. 9
Deduct 25 PrCt Excha. to reduce it to Virginia curry 112.15. 4
[Va. currency] 451. 1. 5
Octr   — By Cash to Mr Custis 25. 0. 08
By Mrs Washington 1. 4. 0
By Thos Bishop for his wife9 1.10. 0
By Cash for 2334 feet of Inch Pine Plk 7. 0. 0
By Ditto pd Gilbt Simpson Youghy 12. 0. 0
By Mr Young’s Exps in haug to Youghy 8.17. 8
By Cash to him 1.18. 410
By Ditto paid the Sheriff of Fairfax11 24. 0. 0

AD, Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 121, 125–26.

2In 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 GW has added “for hanging it.”

3GW added 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 “which charge to her.”

4This may be a rimmer, a knife for slashing mackerel.

5The 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 entry under the date 27 Oct., reads: “By Mr [William] Todd Coachmaker for a Ridg Chair for my Mother wch charge to her.”

6GW purchased three pamphlets, according to 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 .

7The expenses in Philadelphia and on the trip back to Virginia are given in more detail 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 .

8The 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: “By Cash to Mr Custis—pr his Mothers acct—viz.—12 Pistoles 4 Guineas & 20 Dollars.”

9The 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 indicates this was for Susanna Bishop for acting as midwife to Kate, Hannah, and Jone.

10These two entries appear 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 as: “By Mr Young’s Exps. in travelling out there [to Youghiogheny]—8.17.8” and “Charge Mr Young with Cash used of mine in the above Trip—1.18.4.” Directly above these entries is the notation: “By Cash paid Gilbt Simpson of Youghy pr Mr Geo: Young for Carriage of Mill Irons to my Mill in that Country—[£]12.0.0.”

11There are a number of October entries 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 which do not appear in the Cash Accounts. Among these are: “By Mr Ross’s acct exclusive of the 15£ advanc’d the 23d of Sepr—29.17.6” on 10 Oct., “By Sundries pr Mr [William] Milners Acct—197.14.5 [,] By Fras Trumble pr Mr Milner—12.0.0,” and “By Do [Cash] gave the Indian Kiashuta—1.14.0” on 15 October.

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