This account book is not in Washington's hand, but was kept for him, probably by his secretary John Kirkpatrick. The volume was disbound and the pages tipped into a new volume. A separate name index is tipped into the front of the volume. Many of the expenses are for recruiting. Others are for soldiers' pay, food and clothing, munitions, horse hire, pasturage, nursing and surgeon's fees, hospital rent, buckskin for making moccasins, skins to make drumheads, espionage, and more. The records of receipts that appear in volume 8 are also recorded here in volume 7.
There are 85 folio pages.
Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers: Virginia Military Accounts: Ledger, September, 1755 - December, 1758. 09-/12-1758, 1755. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw500007/. (Accessed February 16, 2017.)