On the back of this small volume, still in its leather cover with a metal clasp, George Washington wrote: "Receipt Book for Cash expended for the Virginia Forces George [Washington]." Washington copied receipts into this volume during the period that he commanded Virginia's military forces. This information was then formally recorded in an account book maintained by a secretary (volume 7). Expenses for recruiting, travel, pay, supplies, pursuit of deserters, and more are recorded here.
There are 56 pages.
Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers: Virginia Military Accounts: Receipt Book, September 1755 - February, 1758. 09-/02-1758, 1755. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw500008/. (Accessed February 16, 2017.)