George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, March 1775

Cash Accounts

[March 1775]

Cash
March 12— To Cash an Error on the Contra Side of [£] 300. 0.0
To Mr John Stone for 3000 Bls Corn @ 2/ per Bl 300. 0.01
To an Acct agt his Craft 1.12.6
25— To Thos Newton Esqr. for Colo. Fieldg Lewis 100. 0.0
28— To the Treasurer my further Proportion of the Money raisd for the Delegates2 13.15.6
Contra
March  2— By Charity 0. 5.0
6— By Caleb Stone 0.10.0
12— By Mr John Stone for 3000 Bushls Corn @ 2/3 300. 0.0
By Mrs [Margaret] Manley by W. Roberts 2. 8.0
By Capt. [Daniel] McCarty per Acct & Rect 7.16.6
By 5644 Feet of Inch Pine Plank @ 6/ & 699 feet of 1¼ @ 7/6 19.14.1
By Caleb Stone 4.16.0
By Charles [Christopher] Shade 6. 0.0
By Mr Mills 4 lbs. Thread4 1. 0.0
17— By Exps. at Dumfries, Servants &c. 1.11.7
18— By Exps. at [George] Weedons 0. 1.6
By Repairing my Saddle 0. 1.6
By my Mother of the Granny at her Quarters5 0.10.0
19— By Exps. at Roys, Burk’s Bridge, & Hannover C. house6 0.15.3
21— By Club at Richmond, Ferriages, Charity 5/ 0.17.4
By Do at Galts7 0. 5.0
24— By Colo. Mason Pd the Treasurer on his behalfe 16. 5.0
25— By Club at Coley’s Even. 1/8 Charity 5/ 0. 6.0
 
By Major Broadwater Defficiency of Fairfax Cty9 3. 0.0
By Servants 2.610
27— By Door keepers &c. 0. 2.6
By Colo. Preston for Surveying 2000 Acres Land11 3. 6.8
By Capt. Floyd for Said Land12 2.10.0
By Mr Saml Lewis for Surveying 2950 Acres13 5. 0.0
28— By Exps. at Galt’s Tavern Hano. Ct house, & Roys14 2.11.6
30— By my Mother pd part of her Income 30. 0.015
31— By Exps. at Weedons, Servants, Ferriages &c. 1. 9.616

D, Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 190, 191.

1See Cash Accounts, February 1775, n.11. John Hoskins Stone was from Charles County, Maryland. He was at Mount Vernon on 12 Mar. (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:313). See also entry under Contra.

3See entry in Cash above.

4This is probably John Mills who had a store in Alexandria during the Revolution. He may have settled there by this time. See Virginia Gazette (Purdie and Dixon; Williamsburg), 22 July 1773, and Virginia Gazette (Dixon and Nicolson; Williamsburg), 14 Aug. 1779.

5A granny was a nurse or midwife.

6Burk’s Bridge was about eleven miles south of Bowling Green where the main road to Richmond crossed the Mattaponi River. Hanover Court House, now Hanover, is fifteen miles north of Richmond.

7Gabriel Galt (1748–1788) had a tavern in Richmond on the northwest corner of Nineteenth and Main streets below Church Hill.

8Abraham Cowley’s tavern was near the intersection of what became Main and Twenty-second streets in Richmond. GW was there in the evening (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 ).

9In 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 has added “for the Delega[t]es.” See citation in note 2 above.

10This amount, illegible in the cash accounts, has been taken from 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 .

11GW 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 “at the Mouth of Coal River by Colo. Christy.” This is William Christian of Fincastle County rather than William Christy of Pittsburgh. Christian (c.1743–1786) was a burgess and a member of the Virginia Convention meeting in March in Richmond. He had commanded a regiment of Fincastle men in Dunmore’s War and would become a noted Indian fighter during the Revolution. For the land on Coal River, see William Preston to GW, 15 Aug. 1774, and note 2 of that document. An entry in an account book of surveyors’ fees for Fincastle County in DLC: Campbell-Preston Papers, f. 50, has a charge of £3.6.8 for “surveying 2000 Acres of Land” for GW, and the amount is posted as paid in March 1775 “By Cash by Col. Christian.” See also GW to Preston, 27 March.

12The 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 Do sent Captn Floyd for said Land—by Do [William Christian].”

13See GW to Andrew Lewis, 27 Mar. and notes to that document.

14The expenses on 28 and 31 Mar. are broken down 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 .

16Among the 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 for March which do not appear in the cash accounts are: “Memm charge James Cleveland with £12 Pensa. Money recd of Vale Crawford & £11.12.6 recd from Majr Wm Crawford pr his Letter 13th Feby—18.18.0” and “Credit the above Person’s with those Sums respectively”; rents from John Dyer, William Thompson, James Dearmon, Thomas West, and William Donaldson; £20 paid to William Stevens “to bear the Expences of my People to Ohio—⟨a⟩n acct to be rendered £25 Pensa. . . .”; £20 to Edward Snickers “for waggonage &ca of Colo. Mercers wheat pr Arthur Fenton’s rect”; £40 “By Cash sent Gilbert Simpson by Jas Cleveland £50 Pensa. Money” and “To a Bill of Excha. recd from Do [Thomas Newton] on my own acct—to be credited at the Excha. at the apl Court drawn by Messrs Ingles & Long on Mesr Harries & Co. Londn 14 ⟨March 1775⟩.”

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