When George William Fairfax left Virginia for England in 1773, he gave George Washington power of attorney to manage his business affairs in America. This account, written and signed by George Washington, records his financial transactions on behalf of Fairfax from October 18, 1773 to June 15, 1774. It lists the amounts paid to individuals, merchant companies, and even to Truro Parish for Fairfax's pew. In addition, it lists moneys collected by Craven Peyton on Fairfax's behalf. Washington continued to oversee Fairfax's affairs until the spring of 1775, when he was called away to take command of the Continental army. More

Date

October 18, 1773 - June 15, 1774


People


Geography

  • Written - United States

Material/Technique

Ink. laid paper


Dimensions

Overall: 7 7/8 in. x 13 in. (20 cm x 33.02 cm)


Credit

Gift of Rev. E.D. Neill, 1882


Marks

Verso, center left side, written perpendicular to text on recto, in brown ink: Colo. Washingtons / Acct. Currd. / 15th June 1774


Signed

Recto, bottom left corner, in brown ink: E Excepted ? / Go Washington


Object Number

W-425


Colors


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