Invoice, H. Smith & Co. to Vinson Knight, November 1836

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Nov. 1836
Mr.
Bo[ugh]t. of
1. ps [piece] Silk 17. Y[ar]ds at $1.30 $22.10
1 [ps] Sheeting 30. [Yds] 0.13½ 3.97
2 Bales Wicking @ 0.13 0.26
1½ doz[en] Sheets wadding @ 0.70 1.05
2. Comforters 3/ 6 0.88
4. Belt 2 All 0.46 0.46
1. p[ai]r Suspenders 0.07 0.07
1 2 [pr] Buck[skin] Gloves 8/— 2.00
2 [pr] Ladies [Gloves] @ 3/4 0.84
1 [pr] Fur [Gloves] $1.33 1.33
3 Spellings books 2/— <​1/4 lb Silk $11.00​> 3.00
2 Fur Collars @ 2.00 6.00
1. [Fur] Cap $12.00 1. @ 5/— 12.63
1. Sive [Cap] 2/3 0.28
2. Bunches Brade [Braid] 2/— 2 @ 0.04 0.58
2 [Bunches Braid] 2/— 0.50
1 0.08 & cord 0.14 in 3 Lacets @ 1/— 0.60
1 Shawl 7.25 & 1. Piece Pongee $8.00 15.25
8 papers pins 6/— & 2 Doz frogs 0.44 1.19
1 Trunk $3.00 3.00
1. Spade 7/— 0.87
1. Toilet Looking Glass $2.75 2.75
1 pr Elasticks 1/6 0.19
3⅝ Mixed Br[oa]d Cloth $5.75 20.84
4 7/ 16 Soap 0.06 0.27
$100.91
[p. [1]]
Bill $100.91 [p. [2]]

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

    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.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    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.

  6. 6

    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.

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    Docket in handwriting of Warren Parrish.