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.


ADS (Autograph Document Signed) One full page with text on recto and integral document cover on verso. Medium watermark, center of sheet. Similar to Gravell, FOREIGN WATERMARKS 310.


October 18, 1773 - June 15, 1774




Ink. laid paper


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

Credit Line

Gift of Rev. E.D. Neill, 1882


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


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

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Colors (Beta)

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