Invoice, Mead, Stafford & Co. to H. Smith & Co., 8 October 1836

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8th Oct 1836
Mess[rs]
Bo[ugh]t of Mead Stafford & Co
2 Chests Y[oung] H[yson] Tea 117.104— 221lbs 40. 181lbs 0.58 104.98
2 Tierces P. R. Molasses <​5​> 77. <​5​> 73. 150.10.140 G[allon]s 48 67.20
1 Hhd [Hogshead] P. R. Sugar 1322. 159. 1163lbs 11 127.93
1 Bbl [Barrel] 2/ 6 Loaf Sugar 133. 17. 116lbs 16½ 19.45
10 Lumps L [Sugar] 91lbs 15 13.65
1/2 Bbl 2/ 6 Salaretus 123. 13. 110lbs 10 11.31
1 [Bbl] Winter Oil 37½ Glls 110 41.25
1 [Bbl] 16/—— Spts Turpertine 35 [Glls] 60 23.00
1 [Bbl] Tar $3.00 3.00
1 [Bbl] 3/— White Lead 480lbs 0.12 57.98
1/2 [Bbl] 3/— Ven[etian] Red 139. 11. 128lbs 6.13
10lbs Prusian Blue (Keg 2/ 6 sunds) 9/— 11.56
10lbs 3 oz Green Gold Bronze (smt) 10/— 3.75
lbs Vermillion 10/— 1.88
1/2 Pack Gold Leaf $9.50 4.75
8 Pints Silver Bronze 4/— 4.00
4 oz Copper [Bronze] 4/— 2.00
1 Keg 2/ 6 Red Lead wt 100lbs 11 11.31
1 [Keg] 2/ 6 Sulp[h]er 33.6. 27lbs 1.53
1 [Keg] 2/ 6 Roll Brimstone 343. 31lbs 4 1.55
1 [Keg] 2/ 6 Glaub Salts 50.5. 45lbs 3 1.66
1 [Keg] 2/ 6 Epsom [Salts] 42.4. 38lbs 6 2.59
1 [Keg] 2/ 6 Alum 86.6.80lbs 5.31
3 [Kegs] N.H. Powder [86.6.80lbs] $5.50 16.50
1/2 Bbl Pure Ginger wt 6. 82lbs 11 9.02
1/2 Box Honeydew Cav Tobacco 90.23.67lbs 3/— 25.13
2 [Box] No 2 Bar Soap 72 each 144lbs 6 8.64
4 Bladders S. Snuff 36lbs 21 7.56
1 Jar 5/— M [Snuff] 24lbs 6 oz 2/— 6.72
6 Matts Cassia 27lbs 13 3.51
6lbs Cloves 28 1.68
2lbs Nutmegs 13/— 3.25
2 Qr Casks S M Wine 31. 31. 62 Gall[on]s 4/ 6 34.88
3 Boxes Poland Starch 31. 31. 31½— 94lbs 10 9.40
1 Bbl 2/ 6 Madder 213. 18. 195lbs 13 25.66
over <​612.52​> 679.72
[p. [1]]
Bro[ugh]t over $679.72
2 Baskets Champ Wine $9.50 19.00
1 Bbl [Barrel] 12/— Old Cogniac Brandy 43 Glls [Gallons] 12/— 66.00
1 Hhd [Hogshead] St Croix Rum No 1 111 [Glls] 8/— 111.00
1 Tierce 4/— (Sunds) Coffee 482. 356. 126lbs 1/— 16.25
Cartage 2.50
$894.47
Mead Stafford & Co
Groceries
$894.47 [p. [2]]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    A cask which varied in size but was usually between forty and forty-two gallons. (“Tierce,” in American Dictionary [1828]; “Tierce,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 11:18.)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

    The Oxford English Dictionary. Edited by James A. H. Murray, Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. 12 vols. 1933. Reprint, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970.

  2. 2

    The meaning of “hogshead” varied based on time period, location, and the goods involved, but it usually referred to a cask holding a measure of liquid. For wine, the measure was eventually standardized to sixty-three U.S. gallons. (“Hogshead,” in American Dictionary [1828]; “Hogshead,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 5:327–328.)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

    The Oxford English Dictionary. Edited by James A. H. Murray, Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. 12 vols. 1933. Reprint, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970.

  3. 3

    The size and weight of a barrel varied and was often dependent on whether the contents were liquid or solid. In the United States, statutes generally regulated that a barrel should contain 28 to 31½ gallons. (“Barrel,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

  4. 4

    A biocarbonate of potash, used as a leavening agent in baking. (“Saleratus,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 9: 50.)  

    The Oxford English Dictionary. Edited by James A. H. Murray, Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. 12 vols. 1933. Reprint, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970.

  5. 5

    The highest grade of whale oil, refined so as to remain liquid during the cold winter months. (Holmes, Arctic Whaleman, 288.)  

    Holmes, Lewis. The Arctic Whaleman; or, Winter in the Arctic Ocean: Being a Narrative of the Wreck of the Whale Ship Citizen of New Bedford, in the Arctic Ocean. . . . Boston: Wentworth and Co., 1857.

  6. 6

    A small cask or barrel, varying in size but usually containing less than ten gallons. (“Keg,” in American Dictionary [1828]; “Keg,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 5: 667.)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

    The Oxford English Dictionary. Edited by James A. H. Murray, Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. 12 vols. 1933. Reprint, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970.

  7. 7

    Glauber-salt or sulphate of soda. (“Glauber-salt,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

  8. 8

    Cow bladders were sometimes used to store and ship tobacco snuff. (Minutes of the Evidence, 24; History of the Rise and Progress of the Arts, 1:165.)  

    Minutes of the Evidence Taken Before a Committee of the House of Commons, Being a Committee of the Whole House, to Whom the Bill for Repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for Granting New Duties in Lieu Thereof; Was Committed. London: 1789.

    Dunlap, William. History of the Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in the United States. 2 vols. New York: George P. Scott and Co., 1834.

  9. 9

    Aromatic tree bark, similar to cinnamon. (“Cassia,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

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    “A close vessel for containing liquors, formed by staves, heading and hoops. This is a general term comprehending the pipe, hogshead, butt, barrel, etc.” (“Cask,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

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    A fine starch made from higher-quality flour than usual starch. (“Starch,” in Eaton, Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary, 397.)  

    Eaton, Mary. The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in All Its Various Branches, Adapted to the Use of Private Families. . . . Bungay, England: J. and R. Childs, 1823.

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    A plant used for red dyes. (“Madder,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

  13. 13

    The size and weight of a barrel varied and was often dependent on whether the contents were liquid or solid. In the United States, statutes generally regulated that a barrel should contain 28 to 31½ gallons. (“Barrel,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

  14. 14

    The meaning of “hogshead” varied based on time period, location, and the goods involved, but it usually referred to a cask holding a measure of liquid. For wine, the measure was eventually standardized to sixty-three U.S. gallons. (“Hogshead,” in American Dictionary [1828]; “Hogshead,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 5:327–328.)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

    The Oxford English Dictionary. Edited by James A. H. Murray, Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. 12 vols. 1933. Reprint, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970.

  15. 15

    A cask which varied in size but was usually between forty and forty-two gallons. (“Tierce,” in American Dictionary [1828]; “Tierce,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 11:18.)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

    The Oxford English Dictionary. Edited by James A. H. Murray, Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. 12 vols. 1933. Reprint, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970.

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    The cost associated with transporting goods, which were originally transported by cart. (“Cartage,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.

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    Docket in handwriting of Marcellus Cowdery.