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"


D (Document) One large sheet of paper is folded in half to create two interior facing pages of text. Small watermark, center of opened sheet, perpendicular to the text of the account. Similar to Gravell, Foreign Watermarks 584.






Ink, laid paper


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 Line

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

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Colors (Beta)

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