George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, February 1775

Cash Accounts

[February 1775]

Cash
Feby  3— To John Fitzgerald1 [£] 57.18.4
18— To Capt. [Richard] Conway for 100 Bls Corn2 100. 0.0
23— To the P. Wm Independent Coy for Colours, & Drums £13.0.9 Pensy. Curry is3 10. 8.7
28— To Colo. Geo Mason to pay out of it £12.10 Str. to Mr Mezzay [Philip Mazzei] of Robt Cartr Nicholas4 18. 0.0
Contra
Feby 10— By William Milnor for Sundries £17.3.6 P. Curry is 13.14.9 1/45
By Ben Ashby per his Father Robt Ashby for Surveying & Dividing into lotts my Ch[attins] Run 5. 0.0
By Robt Ashby his Exps. attendg the Survey6 1.14.0
18— By Charity 0. 3.0
By Capt. [John] Harper for the Halfe of £350.16.6 P. Curry laid out by him in Phila. for Am[munitio]n for Fairfax Cy7 140. 6.7 3/4
 
By Do Pd for 8 Qr Cask Powder £27 Py. Curry is 21.12.0
20— By Club at Mrs [Mary] Hawkins 0. 4.0
By Mr Sidebottom freight of a Chair from Phila.8 [ ]
By Messrs McCrae & Maze per Accot 46.18.79
22— By Danl Stone for 25 Bushls Wheat @ 5/ per Bushl 6. 5.0
23— By Mr Custis 50 Dollrs @ 6/ 15. 0.0
By Servants 6. 0.0
25— By William Shiller10 3. 9.6
By John Garne Hamilton in part for Freight 1000 Bushls Wheat from Malbre [Upper Marlboro, Md.] 7. 0.0
28— By 6 Prs Leather Breeches @ 24/ 7. 4.0
By 10 Bushls Oysters 0.10.011

D, Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 131, 190.

1In 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 to this entry: “By Mr Fitzgeralds acct allow’d in recg the above Sum—23.6.0.”

2The 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 correctly lists 1,000 bushels of Indian corn; when the amount was copied into the ledger the copyist mistakenly wrote 100.

4In 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 under 9 Mar. this reads “on Robt Cartr Nicholas.” See George Mason to GW, 9 Mar. 1775, and note 3 of that document.

5The amount 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 is £13.18.10.

6For GW’s Chattins Run land, see Bryan Fairfax to GW, 20 Jan. 1772, n.1, and 3 Aug. 1772, n.4. Robert Ashby lived nearby at Yew Hill in Fauquier County. Benjamin Ashby served as a junior officer in the 11th, later designated the 7th, Virginia Regiment, throughout most of the Revolution.

8In 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 the entry is: “By Cash paid—Mr Sidebottom freight of a Chair &ca from Phila. M.W.—2.8.0.” This may be the chaise, or chair, bought for Mary Washington in Philadelphia. See Cash Accounts, September and October 1774, and Account with Mary Washington, 27 April 1775.

9In 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 the entry reads: “By Cash paid Messrs McCrea & Maze pr acct—46.18.7 Note £31.16.3 of the above Sum for Fairfax CtY wch.” See George Mason to GW, 17 Feb. 1775.

10In 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 this is “William Skilling.”

11Among other 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 ledger are: on the ninth “Charge Going Lanphire with my assumset to Robt H. Harrison Atty for Ashburner & ⟨Plaes⟩—2.8.8”; on the thirteenth “This day agreed with Mr Jno. H. Stone for abt 600 Barls of Indn corn & 10/ be taken away by the 20th of March”; and on the sixteenth “Charge Going Lanphire with my acceptance of Wm Wilson’s order for £26.16.—to be paid at the Octr Meeting—26.10.”

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