This Mount Vernon account is a record of money received and expended for the purchase of goods on behalf of George Washington from 1770 to 1777. It was probably written by a manager or overseer. Items recorded include: nails, pounds of butter, bushels of wheat, stockings, yards of cotton and pairs of shoes. For example, these entries are in the account:
"1771, Sept 9, To 10 Bushells Wheat…24/….2.-.-"
"1774, Nov 7 To 7 pair Negro Shoes…6/…..2.2.-"
"1770, Oct 6 By Cash you gave me to buy butter….. 9.13.7 ½"
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Date

1770-1777


People


Geography

  • Written - United States

Material/Technique

Ink, laid paper


Dimensions

Overall (open): 8 7/8 in. x 15 in. (22.54 cm x 38.1 cm)
Other (closed): 8 7/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (22.54 cm x 19.05 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. DeCourcy W. Thom, Vice Regent for Maryland, 1945


Object Number

A-301.1


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