Invoice, H. Smith & Co. to Sidney Rigdon, 12 November 1836

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Nov. 12th 1836.
Mr.
Bo[ugh]t. of
1. Super Fur Cap $17.00 17.00
1. p[ai]r [Fur] Gloves 1.33 1.33
1. [pr] Buck[skin] [Gloves] at 0.96 0.96
6. [pr] Fur Collars [at] 2.00 12.00
1. ps [piece] Figured Merino 28 [at] 8/ 6 29.68
1. [ps] White Shirting Super 29¾ [at] 0.14 4.17
1. [ps White Shirting] 33 [at] 11½ 3.79
1. [ps] 6/ 4 Cambric 12 [at] 0.31 3.72
8. Doz[en] Quils /6 0.50
1. ps 6/ 4 Cambric 12 [at] 35 4.20
1. [ps] Irish Linen 26 [at] 0.55 14.30
1. [ps] Brown Holland 26 [at] 0.25 6.50
1. [ps Brown] Drill 31½ [at] 0.14½ 4.56
1 [ps] White Flannel 23 [at] 4/— 11.50
1 [ps] Apron Check 44 [at] 1/ 6 8.25
1 [ps] Greene Brage 12 [at] 4/— 6.00
1. [ps] Red Flannel 23½ [at] 55 12.93
1 [ps] Greene Brd. Cloth 12½ [at] 5.00 62.50
1 [ps] Mohair Lionskin 6. [at] 3.50 21.00
1 [ps] Gingham 30 [at] 0.25 7.50
4. [ps] Web Suspenders [at] 0.10 0.40
2. Rugs 5.00 10.00
1. [ps] Irish Diaper 21 27½ 5.77
1. Pack Pins 7/— 0.88
1. [ps] White & Black prints 32 [at] 0.20 6.40
1 [ps] Foundation 11/— 1.37
2 [ps] Comforters [at] 0.35 0.70
2½ lbs Candle Wicking 0.26 0.65
24 [lbs] Batting 0.14 2.36
5 [lbs] Cotton Yarn 0.33 1.65
1 [lb] Sewing Silk 11.00 11.00
Carried over $303.47
[p. [1]]
Br[ough]t. Over 303.47
1. ps. [piece] Red Padding 21¾ at 8/— 21.75
2 Corded Skirts [at] 0.15 1.30
1 [ps.] Broad Cloth 6 3.50 21.00
1 [ps.] Blue Sattinet 24½ [at] 1.00 24.50
2 Waist Buckles 6/— 1.50
7 [ps] prs. Horse Skin Gloves 0.42 2.94
4 [prs.] White Silk [Gloves] 5/— 2.50
1 ps Pongee Hkfs [Handkerchiefs] 6.95 6.75 6.75
9 Belt Ribbons 2/— 2.25
1 [ps] Crimson Merino 7 [at] 10/— 8.75
2 [ps] Furniture prints 60 [at] 0.27 16.20
1 [ps] Fancy Silk Vesting [at] 10/— 9.37
1 [ps] Blk Holland 26 [at] 0.32 8.32
1 [ps] Blue Blk Sattin 51¾ [at] 12/— 7.25
1 [ps] Pink Florrence 60 [at] 0.27 16.20
2 [ps] Book Aprons 8/— 2.00
1 [ps Book] Muslin 5/— 6.25
4 Doz Frog Buttons 0.22 0.88
1. Bobinet Lace 20 at 2/— 5.00
1. Doz. White Hose 42/— 5.25
2. ps Pongee $7.00 14.00
1. [ps] Bonet Ribbon 3.00 3.00
1. [ps Bonet Ribbon] 1.00 1.00
6 [ps Bonet Ribbon] 14/— 10.50
1 [ps] Satin [Ribbon] $2.80 2.80
4 [ps] Satin [Ribbons] 1.00 4.00
1 [ps] Fancy Hkfs 6.50 6.50
1 [ps] Super London Chintz 28 [at] 0.27 7.56
1 [ps London Chintz] 31¾ [at] 0.16½ 5.24
1/4 lbs Twist $12.00 3.00
1 ps Calico 33¾ 0.11 3.71
Cotton Spool Thread 6/ 6 0.81
2. Doz [Spool] Tape 3/ 0.75
1 Bunch Lacets 10/— 1.25
14 ps Brade [Braid] 0.05¾ 0.81
Carried over 538.36
[p. [2]]
Br[ough]t. Up 538.36
5 p[iece]s Brade [Braid] at 0.14 0.70
2 [ps Braid] 2/— 0.50
2 [ps Braid] 7/— 1.75
2 [ps Braid] Blk 2/— 0.50
5 [ps] Elasticks 1/ 6 0.94
1 [ps] Edging 3 Doz 1/ 6 0.44
1 [ps] Russia Diaper 18/— 2.25
2 [ps] Gimp Inserting 46 y[ar]ds 0.15 6.90
1 lb Thread 8/— 1.00
1. ps Grodenap Silk 55 [yds] 0.90 49.50
4 Ladies Rubber Aprons $1.33 5.32
4 Misses [Rubber Aprons] 1.17 4.68
3. ps Sheeting 0.13½ 11.86
2 Large Looking Glasses 90 [yds] 9.00 18.00
2 [Large Looking Glasses] 6.00 12.00
2 <​1​> Toilet draws [Looking Glasses] 3.00 3.00
1. [Toilet draws Looking Glasses] 2.75 2.75
1 Plain Mahogany frame 4.50 4.50
1 Ps Ventian Carpeting 91 at 7/— 78.38
1 Red Shawl 18/— 2.25
2 [Red Shawls] 0.80 1.60
1 [Red Shawl] $7.25 7.25
2 [Red Shawls] 6.25 12.50
1 Blk [Shawl] 6.25 6.25
24 Boxes Hooks & Eyes 0.02 0.48
1 P[ai]r Brass Candlesticks 8/— 1.00
1 [Pr. Brass Candlesticks] 6/— 0.75
1 [Pr.] Box 12/— 1.50
1 ps Greene Circasian $10.00 10.00
$787.91
1. Red Merino Shawl 7.25 7.25
1. [Red Merino Shawl] 5.75 5.75
1 Black [Merino Shawl] 6.25 6.25
$807.16
2 Boys caps 5/—, 1. Spade 6/—, 1 shovel 7/— 2.88
$810.04
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Bill of Goods [p. [4]]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    A fabric having a colored design on the textile face. (“Figured,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles,, 64.)  

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

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    A light, plain woven fabric typically made from cotton or linen. (“Cambric,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 31.)  

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

  4. 4

    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.

  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

    Heavy woolen or worsted fabrics of various weaves and patterns, used for outergarments made from mohair, the wool of the Angora goat. (“Coating,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles,, 41; “Mohair,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 297.)  

    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.

  7. 7

    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.

  8. 8

    Possibly an inexpensive type of fabric or fur used as backing for hats or other garments. (“Foundation,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 4:493.)  

    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.

  9. 9

    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.

  10. 10

    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.

  11. 11

    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.

  12. 12

    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.

  13. 13

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

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

  14. 14

    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.

  15. 15

    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.

  16. 16

    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.

  17. 17

    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.

  18. 18

    A “cotton cloth of plain, sometimes damask or diaper weave, made with hard spun, fine warp, often taped and a much coarser, slack twist filling, printed with flowers, birds, and other patterns, in bright colors on white or colored ground, and glazed by calendaring.” Often used for furniture or drapery. (“Chintz,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 39.)  

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

  19. 19

    Another term for cotton yarn. (“Twist,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 159.)  

    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

    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.

  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

    The common terminology for coarse damask table cloth manufactured in Russia. Its threads were flattened between iron cylinders, giving it fine appearance. This type of damask was most commonly used in the homes of the middle class. (Gilroy, Art of Weaving, 424.)  

    Gilroy, Clinton G. The Art of Weaving, by Hand and by Power, with an Introductory Account of Its Rise and Progress in Ancient and Modern Times. For the Use of Manufacturers and Others. New York: George D. Baldwin, 1845.

  24. 24

    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.

  25. 25

    TEXT: Possibly short for “Gros de Naples,” a plain woven silk fabric from Italy used for coats or hats. (“Gros de Naples,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 74.)  

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

  26. 26

    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.

  27. 27

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

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

  28. 28

    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.

  29. 29

    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.

  30. 30

    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.