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

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8th. Oct 1836
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Bo[ugh]t of Mead Stafford & Co
2 Chests Y[oung] H[yson] Tea 115.116. 231.40. 191lbs 58 110.78
1 Tierce P.R. Molasses 85.2 83 Glls [Gallons] 48 39.84
1 Hhd [Hogshead] P.R. Sugar 1295.155. 1140lbs 11 125.40
1 Bbl [Barrel] 2/ 6 Loaf [Sugar] 131.17. 114lbs 16½ 19.12
1/2 [Bbl 2/ 6] L [Sugar]
1/2 Bbl 2/ 6 Saleratus 132.13. 119lbs 10 12.21
1 [Bbl] Winter Oil wL 37½ Glls 1.10 41.25
1 [Bbl] 16/— Spts Turpentine wL 33 Glls 60 21.80
1 [Bbl] Tar $3.00 3.00
1/2 [Bbl] 3/— White Lead wt 260lbs 12 31.58
1/2 [Bbl] 3/— Ven[etian] Red wt 118lbs 5.68
10lbs Prussian Blue Keg 2/ 6 (Sunds) 9/— 11.56
10lbs 2 oz Imt [Imitation] Green Gold Bronze 10/— 2.50
lbs Vermillion 10/— 1.88
1/2 Pack Gold Leaf $9½. 4.75
8 Pwts 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 Sulpher [wt] 24lbs 1.39
1 [Keg] 2/ 6 Roll Brimstone wt 32lbs 4 1.59
1 [Keg] 2/6 Glaub Salts wt 44lbs 3 1.63
1 [Keg] 2/ 6 Epsom [Salts] 63.6. 57lbs 6 3.73
1 [Keg] 2/ 6 Alum 81.6 75lbs 5.00
3 [Kegs] NH Powder HF G $5½. 16.50
1/2 2 [Kegs] Pure Ginger 49.45 94lbs 11 10.34
1/2 Box Honeydew Cav Tobacco 93.23. 70lbs 3/— 26.25
2 [Boxes] No 2 Bar Soap 72 Each 144lbs 6 8.64
6 8 Bladders S Snuff 16lbs 21 3.36
1 Jar 5/— M [Snuff] 20lbs— 5oz 2/— 5.70
6 Matts Cassia 30lbs 13 3.90
6lbs [Matts] Cloves 28 1.68
2lbs [Matts] Nutmegs 13/— 3.25
2 qr Casks S.M. Wine 30½. 31½ 62 Galls 4/ 6 34.88
3 Boxes Poland Starch 31. 31. 32½— 94½lbs 10 9.45
1 Bbl 2/ 6 Madder 206.21. 185lbs 13 24.36
over $610.31
[p. [1]]
Bro[ugh]t over $610.31
2 Baskets Champ Wine $9½ 19.00
1 Bbl [Barrel] 12/— Old Cogniac Brandy 43 Glls [Gallons] 12/— 66.00
1 Hhd [Hogshead] No 1 St Croix Rum 110 [Glls] 8/— 110.00
1 Keg 2/ 6 Copperas 68.5. 63lbs 3 2.20
1 oz Imt [Imitation] fine Crimson Bronze 18/— 2.25
Cartage 2.25
$812.01
 
Mead, Stafford & Co.
Groceries
$812.01 [p. [2]]

Footnotes

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    Insertion in handwriting of Newel K. Whitney.  

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    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 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Glauber-salt or sulphate of soda. (See “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.

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    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.

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    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.

  14. 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Used in making inks and pigments. (“Copperas,” 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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    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.