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Series VIII. General Debt Notes and Correspondence, 1736-1793

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains manuscripts documenting debts peripherally related to the Ohio Company’s trade in goods and role as money lender. Notable persons represented include James Craik (1730-1814), a close friend and personal physician to George Washington, and James Wood (1707-1759), father of James Wood, Jr., Governor of Virginia. Also present are field notes on the Charlottesburg Survey. In one of the few letters in this series, John Stuart mentions uneasiness with the Cherokees to Lord Botetourt, the colonial Governor of Virginia.

Folder 63 Thomas Baleh’s debt to Elizabeth Martin, May 5, 1736
Folder 64 James Routledge’s debt to Robert Wilson, November 17, 1741
Folder 65 John Nelon’s debt to Richard Lowdon (2 copies), July 7, 1742
Folder 66 William Levy and Daniel Neil’s debt to Edward Charlston, July 26, 1743
Folder 67 Daniel Neale’s debt to Edward Charleton, July 29, 1743
Folder 68 Joseph Robin’s debt to Burr Harrison, February 13, 1744
Folder 69 John Smith and Robert Worthington’s debt to Thomas Hunt, March 9, 1744
Folder 70 James Rutledge’s promise to repay William Mitchell, September 7, 1745
Folder 71 Hugh Parker’s debt to Nicholas [Van Imans], October 15, 1745
Folder 72 Arrest warrant for debtor [name illegible], 1745
Folder 73 Patrick Matthew’s debt to Joseph Thompson, October 14, 1746
Folder 74 David Lloyd’s debt to [James] Sheppard, May 22, 1746
Folder 75 Gavin Black’s debt to Jacob [Wiss], September 29, 1746
Folder 76 Payment to Thomas Chester, 1746
Folder 77 John Corry’s debt to James Lemon, 1746
Folder 78 John [Doone’s] debt to William Mattherson, May 11, 1747
Folder 79 William Greene’s debt to Benjamin [Penneya], May 20, 1747
Folder 80 Joseph Carrell’s debt to Hanah Humphrey, March 8, 1748
Folder 81 Archibald Craig and John Hardin’s debt to John Hopes, October 1748
Folder 82 Samuel Walker’s debt to Hugh Parker, 1748-1749
Folder 83 L. Worthington’s debt to Hugh Parker, April 7, 1749
Folder 84 Thomas Caton’s debt to Thomas Walker, Nov. 10, 1755
Folder 85 Thomas Caton’s debt to Peacock Bigger, April 26, 1749

Box 4
Folder 1 Andrew Bowman’s account, 1749
Folder 2 William May’s debt to James [Hude], November 11, 1749
Folder 3 John Moss’s debt to John Woodfin, April 5, 1750
Folder 4 Hugh Parker’s account with the Ohio Company, July 1750
Folder 5 Henry Netherton’s debt to Robert Rae and William Green, August 17, 1750
Folder 6 John Rain’s debt to William Hoge, August 17, 1750
Folder 7 Samuel Flower’s account with James Jones, 1750
Folder 8 Grand jury summons for Andrew Campbell (copy), May 15, 1751
Folder 9 Jeremiah Claud’s account with William Boyle, August 22, 1751
Folder 10 Nicholas Zechan’s debt to Abraham Levar, Jr., October 7, 1751
Folder 11 George [Hoge] and Jospeh Staton’s debt to Roger and Jasper Sutton, May 29, 1752
Folder 12 William Quinton’s debt to Andrew Ross and Well Cunningham, May 30, 1752
Folder 13 Richard Moore’s debt to Francise Hall, June 27, 1752
Folder 14 Thomas Hooper’s debt to Robert and Thomas [Duncors], November 28, 1752
Folder 15 John Huston’s payment to Lawrence Stevens, July 18, 1753
Folder 16 Robert Mossely and Murtah Handley’s debt to Merideth Helm, September 20, 1753
Folder 17 Debt to William Harris, November 19, 1753
Folder 18 Transfer of account from Hugh O’Kelly to Henry VanMetor, February 26, 1754
Folder 19 James Leith’s debt to William Wist, December 14, 1754
Folder 20 James Catlet’s account with Robert Carter, 1754-6
Folder 21 Thomas Hampton’s debt to Allan Macrae, March 15, 1755
Folder 22 Simeon Rice’s debt to Ramsay and Dixon, June 2, 1755
Folder 23 Andrew Crawford and Thomas Spencer’s debt to William Cochran, Jun 19, 1755
Folder 24 William Campbell’s debt to Nicholas Mercer, June 2, 1955
Folder 25 David Gelgood and William Vancee’s debt to Samuel and Andrew Blackburn, August 18, 1755
Folder 26 Robert Mosely’s debt to Gabriel Jones and Lewis Neil, October 6, 1755
Folder 27 Daniel Wilson’s debt to Maxwell Guthrie & Co., 1755
Folder 28 Robert Carter’s account with John Wood, 1756
Folder 29 William Roberts payment to [illegible] Harrison, March 7, 1758
Folder 30 Peter McKeen’s debt to Hester Hollis, April 2, 1759
Folder 31 William Frogg’s debt to Wallon [Cauders], July 23, 1759
Folder 32 Henry Heth’s debt to Andrew [Sukis], September 29, 1759
Folder 33 John [Brickhard’s debt to Peter [Virr], November 9, 1759
Folder 34 Adam Destiny and Jacob Miller’s debt to James Crase, May 16, 1760
Folder 35 John Hardin and James Wood’s debt to [Dansill Prosilly], August 7, 1760
Folder 36 Robert Gain’s account with Cunningham, Stewart & Co., October 1760
Folder 37 John Stewart’s promise to repay Van Swearingen, November 27, 1760
Folder 38 Enoch Nash’s debt to John Wikoff, April 3, 1761
Folder 39 Adam Derting vs. James Creass, June 4, 1761
Folder 40 Davys Colmer’s debt to James Craik, December 3, 1761
Folder 41 William Ramsay vs John Stewart, 1761
Folder 42 Stephen Bowling and William Claiman’s debt to Joseph Pack, 1764
Folder 43 Thomas Caton’s debt to Arthur Charleton, October 21, 1761
Folder 44 G. L. Hockheimer’s debt to Eberhard Daring, February 3, 1762
Folder 45 Simeon Hiett’s debt to William Lochry, June 1, 1762
Folder 46 Stephen Rawling’s promise to repay Richard Pearis, June 12, 1762
Folder 47 Arrest warrant for Elijah Isaacs, August 12, 1762
Folder 48 Samuel Mason and Jonathan Clark’s debt to John Bozworth, September 5, 1762
Folder 49 William Fowler’s account with William Cochran, November 4, 1762
Folder 50 Henry Heinzman’s payment to Mr. Price, November 24, 1762
Folder 51 John Hardin’s account with Greenfield, 1762
Folder 52 Jacob Shife vs. Joseph Shetanawer’s, 1762
Folder 53 Frederick and Mary Hufman’s promise to repay Frederick [Insult], August 29, 1763
Folder 54 Notes on the Charlottesburg Survey [LM p165-166], ca. 1763
Folder 55 John Ord and Thomas Rutherford’s debt to Gabriel Jones, May 8, 1764
Folder 56 Henry Brinker & Co. vs. Benjamin [Grubblate], August 13, 1764
Folder 57 Thomas Benfield’s debt to William and Ramsay Carlyle, August 31, 1764
Folder 58 Lawrence Trapp vs. John Funks, January 4, 1765
Folder 59 Richard Pearin vs. Franci Maginnis, January 22, 1765
Folder 60 Land indenture from Ja. Kieth to Burr Harrison and Angus McDonald, March 5, 1765
Folder 61 John Lehen’s debt to J. Wood, June 2, 1765
Folder 62 Thomas Waddlington’s appointment as attorney for William and Gina Waddlington, August 17, 1767
Folder 63 John Randolph’s promise to repay [Bondom] Fairfax, September 24, 1767
Folder 64 Robert Rutherford’s debt to John Marshall, November 7, 1767
Folder 65 Land indenture from Luke Collins to Joseph Watson, November 8, 1767
Folder 66 Bryan Brown’s debt to Owen Jones, March 5, 1768
Folder 67 McCormack vs. Reagan, 1768
Folder 68 Robert Rutherford’s debt to Andrew Cochran, William Cunningham & Co., 1768
Folder 69 Cornelius Livingston’s debt to David Ker, January 6, 1769
Folder 70 Land indenture from John and Sarah Allan to James Gibson, Mar 11, 1769
Folder 71 John Ord’s debt to Thomas Rutherford, August 1, 1769
Folder 72 Land indenture from Prudence Harbor to Jacob Vandeveer, September 2, 1769
Folder 73 James Walpole’s notes to John Hanbury [LM p371], February 17, 1770
Folder 74 John Stuart to Lord Botetourt, April 27, 1770
Folder 75 John Normster to James Craik, January 12, 1791
Folder 76 John Wormely’s account with James Craik, January 14, 1791
Folder 77 Richard Crunk’s debt to Edward Brown, March 22, 1742
Folder 78 Fragments, undated
Folder 79 Unidentified fragment 1, undated
Folder 80 Unidentified fragments, J. Sullivan’s debt, 1754
Folder 81 Debt to Joseph Hobbs, 1743
Folder 82 Washington letter (copy), 1754
Folder 83 J. Sullivan’s debt to unknown (fragment), 1754
Folder 84 Sam Young, fragments, undated
Folder 85 William Stephen and John Stevenson’s debt to Thomas Connolly, undated
Folder 86 Arrest warrant for James Huston (copy), 1954
Folder 87 William Stephen’s debt to Thomas [Cousey], undated