Debit Side Annotation
Line 2 - On 27 April 1788, the same date as this ledger entry, GW wrote John Hopkins, the commissioner of Continental loans for Virginia, enclosing his (GW's) tax bill for his Kanawha and Ohio lands in Greenbrier County, Va. (now W.Va.), as well as eight warrants with which he intended to pay the "specie Tax for the years 1785 & 6", half of which had been issued for items supplied to the Fairfax County militia in 1774. In his letter, GW also inquired into the reasons for his tax obligations to Greenbrier County for tracts lying outside that county. See GW to John Hopkins, 27 April 1788, and the notes to that document [Rotunda | Founders Online | Print (Confederation Series, Volume 6, pages 231-33)]. Hopkins sent GW follow-up correspondence regarding those warrants as well as GW's tax inquiries. See Hopkins to GW, 14 May 1788 [Rotunda | Founders Online | Print (Confederation Series, Volume 6, pages 270-71)]; and Hopkins to GW, 20 June 1788 [Rotunda | Founders Online | Print (Confederation Series, Volume 6, pages 342-43)].
Mr John Hopkins Dr
To 8 Auditors & Commissioners Warrants sent you in a letter, (& particularly described by a list enclosed in the copy of sd letter) to pay the specie part of the taxes on my Lands in the County of Green Briar for the years 1785 & 1786 Amtg to
To 305 53/90 Dollars sent you in the same letter in Indents to pay the Certificate part of the above taxes for the same years
To a Certificate sent you by Mr Charles Lee for a Negro executed in 1781
To 4453 lb. Tobacco pd you by Doctor Stuart on my Acct for which I am to allow him 18/ per Cwt but which was pd by you to the Sheriff of Green Briar County on acct of my Taxes @ 28/ per Cwt
To Balance due in Certificates
By the amount of my Certificate & Specie Tax pd by you on my Acct to the Sheriff of Green Briar County for the years 1785, 1786 & 1787 as per his rects
By Indents retd to me by the hds of Doctr Stuart 146 39ths Dol.
By 2 Certificates retd to me by ditto one £9. & one £2.14.8
By Balance as per Contra in Certificates