Cash
Feby 6— To Cash of Jno. Snowden1 £ 0.15.0
14— To Do of Mr Jos[ep]h Lane for Colo. [George William] Fairfax2 90.?0.0
23— To Do of Valen[tin]e Crawford 21.?0.03
  To Ditto of Ditto for Jno. Washington 15.?0.0
  To Do of Do for Hemp brakes4 0.15.0
Contra
Feby 5— By Expences at Gardners 0.12.6
  By Joseph Davenport 0.10.0
8— By Expences at Cedar point5 0.?5.0
[428]
  By Servants 0.?1.3
12— By Mr Samuel Washington6 12.?0.0
  By Cards 0.12.6
  By Expences in getting of my Schooner 2.?5.0
25— By Cash pd Colo. Fairfax pr rect7 90.?0.0

ADLedger A, 230.

1 

GW records on 6 Feb. 1766 the sale of 86 pounds of hemp to John Snowden for £2.3. In a later undated entry GW credits Snowden £7 for “netting me a Sein & Rigging D[itt]o—Hemp &ca found him—he spun it” (Ledger A, 94).

2 

Joseph Lane (d. 1796) was the son of William Lane of Nomini Forest, Westmoreland County. See final entry in Contra, below.

3 

After recording under the date 23 Feb. receiving from Valentine £21 in cash and a bull valued at £3.10, GW showed in his account Crawford still owing him £25.2.2. See Ledger A, 228.

4 

hemp brake was an instrument for beating and crushing hemp.

5 

This is probably Upper Cedar Point in Maryland, just across the Potomac River from Chotank Creek in what was then Stafford County, Virginia. GW’s brother Samuel had a plantation near Chotank Creek. Lower Cedar Point was several miles downriver, just below Laidler’s ferry.

6 

In GW’s account with his brother Samuel, an entry dated 22 Dec. 1765 shows Samuel Washington paying Robert Alexander £12 for GW and an entry dated 12 Feb. 1766 records GW’s payment of the £12 to Samuel Washington. See Ledger A, 7.

7 

See 14 Feb. above under Cash entries.

Cite as: The Papers of George Washington Digital Edition, ed. Theodore J. Crackel. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, Rotunda, 2008. 
Canonic URL: http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/founders/GEWN-02-07-02-0276 [accessed 02 Jan 2015]
Original source: Colonial Series (7 July 1748–15 June 1775), Volume 7 (1 January 1761–15 June 1767)
Buy Tickets What to See Calendar Shop Restaurant Donate Membership
Estate Hours

Open today from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

iconDirections & Parking
buy tickets online & save