Invoice from H. Smith & Co., 12 November 1836

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, Nov. 12th 1836
Mr Jos. Smith Jun
Bo[ugh]t of
1. ps. [piece] Sheeting 120¾ Y[ar]ds. @ 0.13½ $16.30
1. [ps. Sheeting] 142½ [Yds.] 0.14 19.92
1. [ps.] Canvas Padding 41¾ [Yds.] 0.21 8.66
1. [ps.] Venetian Carpeting 92¼ [Yds.] 8/— 92.25
1. [ps.] Cotton Canton Flannel 30¾ [Yds.] 1/ 6 5.54
1. [ps.] Red [Flannel] 23½ [Yds.] 4/— 11.75
1. [ps.] Yellow [Flannel] 31 [Yds.] 0.45 13.95
2. [ps.] Eagle Sheeting 63 [Yds.] 0.21 13.23
1. [ps.] Irish Linnen 11 [Yds.] 0.65 7.15
1. [ps.] Birds Eye Diaper 21 [Yds.] 0.27½ 5.77
1. [ps.] Brown Drill 31 [Yds.] 0.14½ 4.49
1. [ps.] Super Steel Mxd. Br[oa]d Cloth 3⅞ [Yds.] $5.75 22.28
1. [ps.] Blk [Brd Cloth] 28½ [Yds.] 5.50 156.75
1. [ps.] Mulberry [Brd Cloth] 6 [Yds.] 6.50 39.00
1. [ps.] Blue Sattinet 31 [Yds.] 11/— 11.63
1. [ps.] Super Blk Merino 28 [Yds.] 9/ 6 32.25
1. [ps.] Callico 28 [Yds.] 0.28 7.84
1. [ps. ] Two Blues Callico 29¼ [Yds.] 14½ 4.24
1. [ps.] Domestic [Callico] 30½ [Yds.] 10½ 3.20
1. [ps. Domestic] Plaid 32 [Yds.] 0.11½ 3.36
1. [ps. Domestic Plaid] Gingham 30 [Yds.] 2/— 7.50
2. [ps.] Goats Hair Camblet 76¾ [Yds.] 0.85 65.24
1. [ps.] Brown Holland 36½ [Yds.] 0.21 5.56
1. [ps.] Blk [Holland] 26 [Yds.] 0.31 8.06
1. [ps.] Figrd. Merino 11½ [Yds.] 8/ 6 12.22
1. [ps.] Pongee $8.00 8.00
4. Comforters 0.35 1 Do[zen] 0.44 1.84
1. Doz. Ivory Combs 14/— 1.75
1. ps. Bobt. Lace 10¾ [Yds.] 6/— 8.00
1. [ps.] Book Muslin 10 [Yds.] 0.45 4.50
1. [ps.] Gimp Inserting 3 Dz. @6/— 2.25
1. [ps.] Crimson Pongee Hks [Handkerchiefs] 7 each 0.71½ 5.00
Carried over $609.48
[p. [1]]
Br[ough]t Over $609.48
2. Scarlet Merino Shawls $5.75 11.50
1. Blk [Merino Shawl] 6.25 6.25
3. Thibet Scarlet Hks [Handkerchiefs] 0.80 2.40
2. Merino Shawls 2.25 4.50
1. Book Apron 8/— 1.00
11. p[ai]rs. Blk Silk Gloves 5/— 6.87
3. [prs.] White [Silk Gloves] 5/— 1.88
2. Ladies Horseskin [Gloves] 3/4 0.83
2. 4/ 12 Doz[en] Buck[skin] Gloves $11.50 26.76
1. pr. [Buck] Mittens 6/ 10 0.85
2. Doz Cotton Tapes 1/— 0.25
2. [Doz Cotton Tapes] 2/— 0.50
2. [Doz Cotton Tapes] 3/— 0.75
1. [ps.] Spool Thread 4/ 6 0.56
1. Gros[s] Lasting Buttons 9/— 1.13
1. Pack London Pins 7/— 0.87
2. lbs Patent Linen Thread 8/— 2.00
1. [lb] Sewing Silk $11.50 11.50
1. ps [piece] Blk Grade np. Silk 72¾ [Yards] 0.55 40.01
2. [ps] Figered Sattin 114¾ [Yds.] $1.50 172.13
1. [ps] Twill Silk 13½ [Yds.] 2.25 30.37
1. [ps] White Florrence 57 [Yds.] 2/ 6 17.95
11. [ps] Lacets 0.10 1.10
4. Doz Frog Buttons 0.22 0.88
1. [Doz] Belts $4.50 4.50
2. [Doz Belts] 2.75 2.75 5.50
1. [Doz Belts] 3.00 3.00
30. ps. Blk Brade 0.16 4.80
2. [ps. Blk Braid] 7/— 1.75
1. Set Bonet Ribbons $9.00 9.00
1. [Set Bonnet Ribbons] 8.00 8.00
1. [Set Bonnet Ribbons] 7.50 7.50
1. [Set Bonnet Ribbons] 7.50 7.50
3. ps. [Bonnet Ribbons] 2.00 6.00
1. [Set Bonnet Ribbons] 1.00 1.00
1. [Set Bonnet Ribbons] 2.00 2.00
Carried up $1,012.87
[p. [2]]
Br[ough]t Up $1,012.87
2. Doz[en] Shoe Lacets 8/— 2.00
4. Waist Buckles 6/— 3.00
1. Doz. Boxes Hook & Eyes 2/— 0.25
1. Elastics 18/— 2.25
1. Bunch Col[ored] Sewing Silk 6/— 0.75
12. p[iece]s Blk. piping Cord 0.14 1.18
4. [ps] Suspenders 0.10 0.40
6. p[ai]rs. Cotton Stockings 6/— 4.50
3. Rugs $5.00 15.00
6. Fur Collars 2.00 12.00
8. [Fur Collars] $1⅓ 10.47
1. [Fur Collar] 3.00 3.00
5. Misses Rubber Aprons @ 1.17 5.85
1. Ladies [Rubber Apron] 1.33 1.33
1. ps Super Plaid Casimer 3½ yds 2.50 8.75
1. [ps] Fancy Silk Vesting 1 [yd] 1.75 1.75
1. [ps] Red Merino 28 [yds] 10.00 10.00
1. [ps] Figrd Greene [Casimer] 28 8/— 28.00
8. Doz. Quils 1/ 6 0.50
28. lbs. Batting 0.14 3.92
6. [lbs.] Wicking 0.26 1.56
27. Doz. Wadding 0.70 18.90
1. Fur Cap Super $17.00 17.00
1. [Fur Cap] 8.00 8.00
1. Hair Seal [Cap] 5/— 0.63
1. ps Blue Broad Cloth 12½ $6.50 81.25
1. [ps] Bombazet 28 [yds] 3/— 10.50
1. [ps] Table Linen 19 [yds] 7/— 16.62
1. [ps] Window Curtains 28 [yds] 0.24 7.00
1. [ps] Circassian 28 0.36 10.08
1. [ps] Specked [Circassian] 28 0.24 6.72
1. [ps] Bleached Sheeting 31½ 0.21 6.61
1. [ps] Baging 55 0.11 5.55
1. Set Waters 24/— 3.00
1. ps White Flannel 46 [yds] 0.48 22.08
1. [ps] Red Callico 28 [yds] 0.15 4.20
Am[oun]t Carried over $1,348.17
[p. [3]]
Bro[ugh]t Over $1,348.17
1. Chest of Tea
1 2. Super Fur Collar $3.00 6.00
1 ps [piece] White florrence Silk 55¾ at 0.31 17.05
1. [ps] Irish Diaper 18/— 2.25
2. lbs Nitting Yarn 0.60 1.20
1 Box Starch 31lbs 0.10 3.10
2 Largest Looking Glasses 9.00 18.00
1 [Largest Looking Glasses] 4.50 4.50
1 [Largest] Landscape [Glasses] 11/— 1.38
1 Toilet Landscape [Glasses] $3.50 3.50
1 [Toilet Landscape Glasses] 2.75 2.75
1 Shovel Tongs Brass Hdd 13/ 6 1.68
3 p[ai]rs [Shovel Tongs Brass] 11/— 4.12
2 [prs] Hand Irons 1 30/— 1 24/— 6.75
1. Fur Cap for W. Parrish $6.00 6.00
$1,415.45
1 Box 1.50
1. Shawl at $7.25 7.25
1. ps Mixed Cloth 10½ yds $5.75 14.37 59.87
1. Shawl at $2.25 2.25
forward $1440.82 $1,486.32
Jos. Smith
Bill of Goods <​1486.32​> [p. [4]]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    A light, plain woven cotton fabric. (“Sheeting,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 141.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  2. 2

    A ribbed cotton cloth in which the warp passes over many weft threads to form cords. (“Canton,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 191.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  3. 3

    Any type of woven cloth patterned with a “small, diamond pattern with a dot in the center,” resembling a bird’s eye. (“Birdseye,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles,, 20; “Bird’s-eye,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 169.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  4. 4

    A linen or cotton twill woven fabric with a diamond pattern. (“Diaper,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 218.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  5. 5

    A strong linen or cotton fabric often used for trousers or military uniforms. (“Drill,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 225; “Drill,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 57.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  6. 6

    Cloth made from the wool of Merino sheep. (“Merino,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 294.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  7. 7

    Cotton goods manufactured in the United States. (“Domestics,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 222; “Domestics,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 54.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  8. 8

    A camblet or camlet was a plain weave used for clothing, furniture, and hangings; made from goat’s hair, part silk or linen, or wool. (“Camlet,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 188.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  9. 9

    A generic name for fine white linen cloth. (“Holland,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 258–259.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  10. 10

    A clothing and curtain fabric with Chinese origins woven from uneven threads of silk. It was originally a tan color but in the early nineteenth century was often dyed. (“Pongee,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 327.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  11. 11

    Bobbinet was a “machine-made, hexagonal net, used for quillings, trimmings, etc.” It is also possible that the clerk made an error here and was referring instead to bobbin lace, a type of lace made by working bobbins or bones around pins in a cushion to produce a pattern. (“Bobbinnet,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 22; “Bobbin Lace,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 171.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  12. 12

    In the context of textiles, the term “book” is “derived from the booklike form in which some of the finer calicoes were folded and marketed in India.” A bookfold involved the fabric being “folded once lengthwise and twice crosswise.” (“Muslin,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 304; “Bookfold,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles 23.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  13. 13

    Trimmings for dresses, furniture, and coach lace making. Plaited or twisted strands are used to form a pattern. (“Gimp,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 246.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  14. 14

    Cloth made from the wool of Merino sheep. (“Merino,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 294.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  15. 15

    A type of felted, woolen fabric. (“Thibet,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 154.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  16. 16

    In the context of textiles, the term “book” is “derived from the booklike form in which some of the finer calicoes were folded and marketed in India.” A bookfold involved the fabric being “folded once lengthwise and twice crosswise.” (“Muslin,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 304; “Bookfold,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 23.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  17. 17

    Twelve dozen or 144 items. (“Gross,” 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.

  18. 18

    This may refer to everlasting, a stout, tightly woven cloth generally used for ladies’ shoes. It was also used in the nineteenth-century United States for lightweight summer coats. (“Everlasting,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 235–236.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  19. 19

    A plain woven silk lining. (“Florence,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles,, 67.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  20. 20

    Braids used to form patterns for laces. (“Lacet,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 89.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  21. 21

    An ornamental fastening which consisted of “a spindle-shaped button, covered with silk or other material, which passes through a loop on the opposite side of the garment.” These closures were originally used on military dress coats and cloaks. (“Frog,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 4:559.)  

    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.

  22. 22

    Braids were woven or plaited fabric that was flat, round, or tubular; they were used for binding or trimming. (“Braid,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles,, 24.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  23. 23

    Braids used to form patterns for laces. (“Lacet,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 89.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  24. 24

    Fasteners consisting of hooks and catches. (“Eye,” 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.

  25. 25

    A garment used by women during menstruation. (Vostral, Under Wraps, 64; “A New Article,” New-York Spectator, 1 Oct. 1835, [3]; Burton’s Comic Songster, 37.)  

    Vostral, Sharra L. Under Wraps: A History of Menstrual Hygiene Technology. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008.

    New-York Spectator. New York City. 1804–1867.

    Burton, W. E., ed. Burton’s Comic Songster: Being Entirely a New Collection of Original and Popular Songs, as Sung by Mr. Burton, Mr. Tyrone Power, Mr. John Reeve, Mr. Hadaway, &c. &c. Philadelphia: James Kay Jr. and Brother, 1837.

  26. 26

    A plain woven or twilled woolen or worsted fabric with a soft finish; used for men’s clothing. (“Cassimere,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 35.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  27. 27

    A generic term for fabric intended to manufacture waistcoats. (“Vesting,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 372.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  28. 28

    Cloth made from the wool of Merino sheep. (“Merino,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 294.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  29. 29

    This probably refers to sheets of carded cotton used for making quilts. (“Wadding,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 164.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  30. 30

    A worsted cloth that could be twilled or plain woven and was finished without a glaze; similar to bombazine. (“Bombazet,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 172.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  31. 31

    This was a fancy twill woven fabric made to simulate cashmere. (“Circassian,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 200.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  32. 32

    A light, plain woven cotton fabric. (“Sheeting,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 141.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  33. 33

    A plain woven silk lining. (“Florence,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles,, 67.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  34. 34

    A linen or cotton twill woven fabric with a diamond pattern. (“Diaper,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 218.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.