William Pearce, manager of Mount Vernon from January, 1794 to November, 1796, maintained this ledger. Included here are expenses for house and farm, and also receipts and expenses for the industries that operated at Mount Vernon, including horse breeding, spinning of fiber for textile production, fishing, cooperage, and sale of produce. Although Washington was deeply interested in plantation management, it is clear from these records that his manager controlled the daily activities of Mount Vernon during his presidency. A name index is included.
There are 120 folio pages.
Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers: Mount Vernon Ledger, 1794 to 1796. /1796, 1794. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw500034/. (Accessed February 16, 2017.)