General Ledger A, 1750 - 1772 [Washington]

General Ledgers A, B, & C contain the basic business accounts of George Washington's estates for forty-three years. A name index for each volume provides access to records showing receipts and expenditures in transactions with individuals (the index for Ledger Book B is a separate volume). All receipts and expenses for goods and services generated by Washington's Mount Vernon estate can be found here. Mostly in Washington's own hand, these records show the acquisition of land, the sales of farm products, the work of servants, the operation of mills, and the purchases and sales of slaves. Ledger C is at Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown, New Jersey.

There are 356 folio pages.

Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers: General Ledger A, 1750 to 1772. /1772, 1750. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed February 16, 2017.)


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Ledger Book 1, 1750 - 1772

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