George Washington Papers

Cash Accounts, April 1775

Cash Accounts

[April 1775]

Cash
Apl  1— To Messrs Robt Adam & Coy 1200 Pern1 [£] 75. 0. 0
3— To Merchds.2 0. 2. 6
17— To Fairfax County Recd of Colo. Mason3 31.17. 0
To my own Tythes Vizt 137 @ 3/ each 20.11. 0
 
To Colo. Mason, Ball. of his Acct this day Settled 0. 2. 6
To Mr Gibson Recd from him on his own & Mr Ross’s Accot4 32. 0. 8
To Major Broadwater recd from him on Acct of the Money Pd him 25th March5 3. 0. 0
To Cash Overcharged on Contra Side 101. 2. 6
To Colo. Bassett recd from him 27th March 1.12. 0
To Merchds. for 8 Bushls Salt6 0.16. 0
20— To Do for 4 Do7 0. 8. 0
To Colo. Mason recd for 300 Bls Salt @ 1/8 25. 0. 0
To Alexr Henderson for Flour per Acct Sent 15.19. 8
To Mr Gibson Ball. of his Acct 6. 0. 0
22— To Merchds. 8½ Barrls8 Salt 0.17. 0
To Do for Fish 1.14.10
23— To Mr Philsmith recd from him by Mr J. H. Washn9 9. 0. 7
To Mr Andw Leitch recd from him towards Paying for the Arms engaged for the P. W. Coy10 16.10. 0
24— To Thos Bishop on Acct of Salt Sold 5.17. 0
25— To Thos Davies on Acct of Powder for the Spossy Evania Inda. Compy [Spotsylvania Independent Company]11 4.16. 0
27— To 6 Barrls Flour 1260 lbs. @ 16/ & 6 Barrls @ 10/12 10.11. 7
To Thos Bishop for Salt Sold 2. 9. 0
To Mr Craven Payton on Acct of Colo. Geo. Fairfax 193. 6.10 1/2
Contra
Apl  1— By Exps. at Dumfries 0.13. 3
By Messrs Robt Adam & Coy 75. 0. 0
By Thos Bishop per L. Washington 0.12. 0
3— By Merchds. 3 Barrls Tar @ 10/ per Barrl 1.10. 0
By Freight of 57075 Shingles from Suffolk @ 5/ 14. 5. 4
 
By Merchds. 1 Bushl Meal 0. 2. 6
5— By John G. Hamilton Freight of 1453½ Bls Wht from Md13 11. 1. 8
By 1740 Feet 1¼ Plank 6.10. 0
By Boat hire &c. of Do 1.14. 6
By William Robert per Thos Alford 5. 0. 0
7— By Jas Boyd 0. 5. 0
9— By Mrs Washington 5. 0. 0
By Colo. Mason, per his Son William14 1.15. 0
12— By [ ] Stone for 2350 Feet 1¼ Plank 9. 8. 0
15— By Alexr Cleveland 16. 0. 0
By Do my Order on Robt Adam 9. 0. 0
16— By the Fairfax Inda. Coy Pd towards their Exps. 0.12. 0
By Charity 0. 3. 9
17— By Thos Bishop 1. 4. 0
By Goin Lanpiere per his Servt Joe 1.10. 0
By Exps. at Mrs Hawkins 0.14. 2
18— By William Keating 5. 0. 0
By Charity 1.16. 0
20— By Colo. Mason Recd from him for 300 Bls Salt @ 1/815 25. 0. 0
By Thos Allison Advanced him in pursuit of Servts16 3. 7. 6
By the Annapolis Printer 0. 6. 0
By Alexr Henderson for Raisd Pews in Pohick Church17 3. 7. 6
By 50 lbs. Lead @ 4d. per lb. 0.16. 8
By Colo. Fairfax pd Mr Henderson raisg your Pew18 1. 2. 6
By Mr Custis 22 Yds Bombazeen in My Acct with Mr [Hector] Ross 3. 1. 0
By Joel Cooper his Acct agt Briga. Farmer 0.11. 8
By Peter Wise his Acct agt Do 17.18. 1
By William Wilson Do 1. 7. 0
By Leitch & Stewart’s Do 0.11. 6
By Harper & Hartshorne’s Do 17.19. 4
By John & Geo. Fowler 11. 0. 6
By McCrea & Maze 1. 8. 8
By Thos Armat 2. 1. 9
By Mr Gilpin 9. 6. 3
By Robt Donaldson 14. 3.10
 
By Hector Macome 14. 6. 9
By Thos Wilkenson 8.15. 2
By Capt. P. Curtis Ball. of his Acct 18. 8. 8
21— By 15½ Dozn of Lamp Black 2. 0. 0
By 12 Fish Barrls 2. 2. 0
26— By Mr Custis 14. 8. 0
By my Three Nephews Will Washington George & Chas Lewis given them 4. 4. 019
27— By 277½ lbs. Myrtle Wax @ 1/3 17. 6.10
28— By 293 lbs. Butter @ 9d. 10.19. 9
By Jas Oram Ball. of his Acct 6. 7. 5
By Exps. at Hawkins 3/9 Charity 2/6 0. 6. 3
By William Johnson 0. 6. 3
29— By Caleb Stone 5. 0. 0
By Jesse Brummit 1.16. 0
By William Johnson pd him as a reward for pursuing runaway Servants 2. 2. 0
By Thos Johnson pd him on Same Accot 2. 2. 0
By [ ] pd [ ] on Same Accot20 2. 2. 021

D, Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 191–92.

1This seems to have been miscopied from 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 by the clerk who made the entries in Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends at a later time. 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 “To Cash recd from Messrs Robt Adam & Co. £200 ⟨illegible⟩.”

2This probably is an abbreviation for “merchandise.” 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 “To Cash recd for a Bushl Meal.”

3The 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 “Credit Fairfax County by Cash recd of Colo. Mason.” This entry and the one following are the tithes collected by GW and Mason to pay for weapons and ammunition for the Fairfax Independent Company. See George Mason to GW, 17 Feb., and note 3 of that document, and Mason to GW, 18 February.

4Six shillings tenpence of this amount was paid for flour bought by John Gibson (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 134); Mr. Ross may be John Ross.

6In 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 wrote “To Ditto recd for 8 Bushls Salt.” GW’s brigantine Farmer arrived at Mount Vernon on 2 April with a load of salt. See George Digges to GW, 7 April, n.1.

7In 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 there are two entries of two bushels each, the first with the symbol TB and the second with the symbol LW, probably for Thomas Bishop and Lund Washington.

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 this is “Bls,” undoubtedly an abbreviation for bushels, not barrels.

10Andrew Leitch (d. 1776), a Dumfries merchant, was a member of the Prince William County committee. He later was a major in George Weedon’s 3d Virginia Regiment and died from wounds received at the Battle of Harlem Heights.

11In 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 calls the man “Davis,” and in the Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:323, he records that “Thos. Davis came Express & returnd.”

12GW calls these “casks” of flour 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 .

13GW 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 that this wheat was shipped “from Marlbro,” the Mercer plantation.

14William Mason (1757–1818) was George Mason’s second son.

15The copyist should have put this entry under Cash.

16See Advertisement for Runaway Servants, 23 April, and notes to that document.

17The Truro Parish vestry book description begins Vestry Book of Truro Parish, Virginia, 1731–1802. Manuscript on deposit at the Library of Congress. description ends contains this entry for the meeting of 3 June 1773: “Upon the Motion of the Honble George William Fairfax Esqr: and Alexander Henderson Gent: in behalf of themselves and the other purchasers of the six upper midle Pews above the Cross Isle—Leave is granted to the said purchasers to take up the Stones in the Isles and to raise the said six Pews at theire own private Expence to the same height above the Isles and exactly in the same manner with the Pews next to the Walls, they making good any Damage that may happen in doing the same; and it is also ordered that the eight midle pews below the Cross Isle be raised in the same manner at the expence of the Parish” (Truro Parish Vestry Book description begins Vestry Book of Truro Parish, Virginia, 1731–1802. Manuscript on deposit at the Library of Congress. description ends ).

18See note 17.

20See note 16.

21Among entries 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 that have not been copied into the cash accounts are: on the seventh, “Charge Colo. Geo. Wm Fairfax with Ingles & Long’s Bill in favour of William ⟨Hodgzard⟩ for £100 Sterg at 27½ prCt dated 14th Mar. last past—127.10.0”; on the twenty-first, “Credit Mr Robt Adam with £60 for a Negro Man Jack bought of him”; on the twenty-third, “Charge Wm Digges Esqr. with his Order on Mary Goard—returnd him for £15 Maryld Curry”; on the twenty-fifth, “Charge Thos Newton Junr Esqr. with 30 Bls of Herrgs sent him by Zebulon Brooke abt the 18th of March. 60 Do and 25 of Shipstuff abt the 25th of Do—and 110 Barls of Suprfine Flour—all by Jesse George”; and on the twenty-sixth, “Charge Messrs Balfour & Barraud with 1000 Bls of Suprfine Flour pr Inve Nett 206,795 lbs. @ 161. prCt—1654.7.2[.] also with 1000 Cask @ 20 d.—83.6.⟨8⟩.”

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