Invoice, William Tell Jones & Co. to Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery, 3 September 1836

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Sept. 3. 1836
Mess[r]s
Bo[ugh]t of Wm Tell Jones & Co
1 Bbl [Barrel] 2/— Sf Sugar 134.18 is 116 " @ 18 $21.13
1 hd. [hogshead] Molasses 129.5 is 126 124 <​124.​> @ $0.53 65.72
Cartage—— 0.25
87.10
[p. [1]]
<​18¾​>
<​ SEPT 6 N. Y.​>
Messrs
Ohio
 
Wm. Jones
Bill of Groceries [p. [2]]

Footnotes

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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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    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 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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    Postage in red ink in unidentified handwriting.  

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    Postmark stamped in blue ink.  

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    Docket in unidentified handwriting.