Invoice, Mead & Betts to Cahoon, Carter & Co., 18 June 1836

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Bo[ugh]t of Mead & Betts
1 p[iece]s Super Adelaid Cloth 6.00 33.00
1 [ps] Mulberry [Cloth] 13¾ 3.75 51.56
1 [ps] Olive [Cloth] 3.75 31.88
1 [ps] Black [Cloth] 14½ 3.75 54.37
1 [ps] Blue [Cloth] 16½ 4.50 74.25
1 [ps] Super Blue [Cloth] 10 6.00 60.00
1 [ps] Super Black [Cloth] 10½ 6.25 65.62
1 [ps] Black [Cloth] 23¼ 4.50 104.63
1 [ps] Black [Cloth] 21¾ 4.00 87.00
1 [ps] Brown [Cloth] 14½ 4.00 58.00
1 [ps] Mixed [Cloth] 23 2.75 63.25
1 [ps] Cadet Mixed [Cloth] 17 ½ 4.50 78.75
1 [ps] Green Striped Cassimere 12½ 3.00 37.50
1 [ps] Drab Cloth 3.00 16.50
1 [ps] Plain Cassimere 18¼ 23/— 52.47
1 [ps] Striped Cassimere 18 22/— 49.50
1 [ps] Black Buck Skin Cassimere 14¾ 23/— 42.40
1 [ps] Green Buck Skin Cassimere 7 23/— 20.12
1 [ps] Drab [Buck Skin Cassimere] 27 22/— 74.25
1 [ps] Light drab Stripe [Cassimere] 3.00 29.25
1 [ps] Light Blue Cassimere 5 18/— 11.25
1 [ps] Crape Buck Skin [Cassimere] 10½ 16/— 21.00
1 [ps] Lavender Sattinet 12¼ 15/— 22.97
1 [ps] Light Lavinder Sattinet 31 10/ 6 40.69
2 [ps] Common Sattinet 49 95 46.75
1 [ps] Canvass 43 24 10.32
1 [ps Canvass] 42½ 1/ 6 7.97
4 [ps] Check 197¾ 17 33.61
2 [ps] Dark Stripe 55¼ 29 16.02
1 [ps] Light Stripe 31¼ 1/ 6 4.23
1 [ps] Constitution Twill 49¾ 2/— 12.44
1 [ps] Speckled Cotton Drilling 45¾ 21 9.61
1 [ps] Dark Cotton Stripe 32 1/ 6 6.50
2 [ps] Cotton Plaid Cassimere 66½ 48 31.92
1 [ps] Linen Drilling 42½ 48 20.40
3 [ps] Plaid Drilling 85 5/— 53.13
1 [ps] Honey Comb Drilling 27 30 8.10
1,441.22
[p. [1]]
Amount brought over 1,441.22
1 P[iece]s Honey Comb Drilling 34 48 16.32
2 [Ps] Sriped Drilling Cord 67¾ 52½ 35.57
1 [Ps] Mole Skin 37 48 17.76
1 [Ps] Blue Jean 32 18 5.76
4 dz [dozen] Suspenders 8/— 4.00
1 ps Red Flannel 26½ 48 12.72
1 ps White Flannel 49½ 48 21.76
1 [ps] Goats Hair Camblet 12 85 10.20
1 [ps] Green French Merino 19¼ 12/— 28.88
1 [ps] Olive [French Merino] 15¾ 12/— 23.63
1 [ps] Maroon [French Merino] 16¼ 11/— 22.34
1 [ps] English Blue Merrino 20 7/— 17.50
1 [ps] Maroon Colour [Merino] 13 7/— 11.37
1 [ps] Super Green [Merino] 17½ 8/— 17.50
1 [ps] Fig[ure]d Purple Poult de Soi [Peau de Soi] 14 8/— 14.00
1 [ps Figd] Plaid (Light) [Poult de Soi] 28 9/— 31.50
1 [ps] Green [Poult de Soi] 28 9/— 31.50
1 [ps] Brown [Poult de Soi] 28 0.90 25.20
1 [ps] Black Italian Silk 50¾ 90 45.67
1 [ps] Black Sinchew [Sinchaw] Silk 18¾ 5/— 11.72
1 [ps] Brown [Sinchew Silk] 21 4/— 10.50
2 [ps] Silk & Cotton Flagg Hdkfs [Handkerchiefs] 2.45 4.90
1 [ps] Super Scarlet Pongee Hdkfs 15.00
2 [ps] Silk Flagg [Pongee Hdkfs] 4.37½ 8.75
4 Bandanna Hdkfs 0.80 3.20
1 ps Super Flagg [Hdkfs] 6.80 6.80
1 [ps] Common [Flagg Hdkfs] 26/— 3.25
7 ps Mens Cravets 5 5/ 12 dz 26/— 17.60
2 ps Madrass Hdkfs 1/2 dz 18/— 3.38
10 [ps] Cambric 311 1/— 38.88
4 [ps Cambric] 127 11½ 14.61
3 [ps] Double fold [Cambric] 101 1/ 2 14.73
3 [ps] Stamped Cambric 98 1/— 12.28
9 lbs Cotton Balls 6/ 1 7.31
1 Brown Holland 27 1/ 6 5.06
1 [ps Brown Holland] 26 22 5.72
1 [ps] Black Silisia [Silesia] 37½ 27 10.13
1 [ps] White [Silesia] 28¼ 22 6.22
2,034.43
[p. [2]]
Amount brought over $2,034.43
1 Ps [Piece] Yellow Silisia [Silesia] 24¾ 22 5.44
1 dz [dozen] open Work Hose 7.50
2 [dz] Ladies White [Hose] 30/— 7.50
2 [dz Ladies White Hose] 27/— 6.75
1 [dz] Black Worsted [Hose] 6.00
1 [dz] Slate [Worsted Hose] 7.50
1 [dz] Black [Worsted Hose] 36/— 4.50
1 3/ 12 dz Buck[skin] Gloves 5.25 6.56
9 1 /12 9 /12 dz Ladies Mens Black Gloves 3/ 6 3.94
<​1 short dn​> 10 dz Ladies Horse Skin [Gloves] 18/— 22.50
1/2 dz Linen Gloves 24/— 24/— 1.50
1 dz Ladies Woodstock [Gloves] 24/— 3.00
5 Gross Super Lasting Buttons 6/— 3.75
4 [Gross Super Lasting Buttons] 3/ 6 1.75
2 Gross Vest (Paper) [Lasting Buttons] 6/— 1.50
2 [Gross Vest Buttons] 6/ 6 1.63
2 [Gross] Foundation 9/— 2.25
5 ps Crown Lining 10/— 6.25
7 [ps] Sewing Silk Shawls 18/— 15.75
1/2 dz Fig[ure]d Gauze Hdkfs [Handkerchiefs] Ea 10/— 22.50
2 Plain Gauze [Hdkfs] 7/— 1.75
2 Figd Poult de Soi [Hdkfs] 13/— 3.25
1 10/12 dz Cotton Flaggs Hdkfs 12/— 2.75
2 dz Cotton Flaggs 16/— 4.00
3 dz [Cotton Flaggs] 18/— 6.75
2 ps [Cotton Flaggs] 6 dz 16/— 12.00
1 Cotton Shawl 6/— 0.75
9 Cotton [Shawls] 8/ 6 9.56
3 ps Colourd Tabby Velvet 39 4/ 6 21.94
3 [ps] Demi peices Linene 39 70 27.30
1 [ps] Large [peices Linene] 27 6/— 20.25
1 [ps] Shirting to Line Box 30 2.85
12 Corded Skirts 9/— 13.50
6 [Corded Skirts] 6/— 4.50
3 Black [Skirts] 8/ 6 3.19
1 dz Napkins 18/— 2.25
1 dz [Napkins] 24/— 3.00
2,312.09
[p. [3]]
Amount brought over 2,312.09
1 P[iece]s Blk & White Stripe Gingham 23¾ 2/— 5.94
1 [Ps Blk & White Stripe Gingham] 24½ 28 6.86
1 [ps] Pink Plaid [Gingham] 30 2/— 7.50
1 [ps] Light Plaid [Gingham] 14 2/— 3.50
3 [ps] Chambra Gingham 73 2/— 18.24
2 [ps] American [Gingham] 53½ 22 11.77
2 [ps] Printed Muslin 72 46 33.12
2 [ps Printed Muslin] 48 3/— 18.00
3 [ps] 4/ 4 French Calico 100 3/ 5 [illegible] 1.25¾ 48 60.36
<​short​> 1 [ps] Imitation [Calico] 28 2/ 6 8.75
No 1 14 ps Super Light Prints 4.02½ 27½ 110.69
No 2 19 [ps Super Light Prints] 5.98¼ 2/— 149.56
No 3 20 [ps Super Light Prints] 6.21¼ 22½ 139.78
[No] 4 3 [ps Super] Small Fig[ure]d [Prints] 91¾ 1/ 6 17.20
[No] 5 10 [ps] Light [Prints] 3.26½ 17 55.50
[No] 6 5 [ps Light Prints] 1.51 14 21.14
[No] 7 6 [ps] Red Ground [Prints] 1.94½ 1/ 4 32.42
[No] 8 3 [ps] Red Figured [Prints] 0.90¼ 1/ 4 15.04
[No] 9 5 [ps] Dark [Figured Prints] 1.49½ 1/ 1 20.24
[No] 10 23 [ps] Super Dark Chintz [Prints] 6.64 27 179.28
[No] 11 24 Super [Dark Chintz] 7.17½ 25 179.38
[No] 12 10 [ps] Common Prints 3.29½ 12 39.54
13 Artificial Flowers 3/ 6 5.69
3 [Artificial Flowers] 1/ 6 0.56
5 [Artificial Flowers] 4/— 2.50
2 Wreaths [Flowers] 11/— 2.75
1 ps 6/ 4 Red Padding 24½ 95 23.28
1 [ps] Green Baize 37½ 7/— 32.81
2 [ps] 3/4 Shirting (Brown) 60¾ 5.77
1 [ps] Burlaps 1.43 1/— 17.88
3 [ps] Bleachd Shirting 93 11½ 10.69
3 [ps Bleachd] Merimack [Shirting] 87¼ 19 16.58
2 [ps] [Bleachd] Family [Shirting] 63 1/ 2 9.19
1 ps Muslin to Line Box 30¼ 13 3.93
3 [ps] Super <​fine​> Shirting [to Line Box] 98 1/ 4 16.33
1 [ps] Super fine Long Cloth [to Line Box] 36 22 7.92
3 [ps] Crown & Eagle [Long Cloth] 96¾ 23 22.26
2 ps Bleached Muslin (Franklin) 66¾ 20 13.35
10 Sattin Straw Hats 16/— 20.00
7 Misses [Straw Hats] 6/— 5.25
4 Packing Boxes 12/— 6.00
2 [Packing Boxes] 10/— 2.50
3670.14 $3,670.14
By Error in carrying out Dark cott Strip 4/— 0.50
3,670.64
18th June 1836
Recd on the above Bill their Note for $1000.00 at six months payable at the Bank of Buffalo — Mead & Betts [p. [4]]
Bill
 
$3670.64
Due Dec 20, 1836 [p. [5]]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    A bluish-gray woolen fabric, fulled and shorn, often used for uniforms in military schools. (“Cadet Cloth,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 30.)  

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

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    A type of corduroy. (“Constitution,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 43.)  

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

  4. 4

    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.

  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

    A twilled fabric often made out of cotton and linen used primarily for trousers. (“Jean,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 271.)  

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

  7. 7

    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.

  8. 8

    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.

  9. 9

    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.

  10. 10

    A stout and soft dress silk with fine cross ribs on one or both sides of the cloth. (“Peau de Soie,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 118.)  

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

  11. 11

    A type of silk imported from China. (“Sinchaw,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 349.)  

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

  12. 12

    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.

  13. 13

    Large, brightly colored handkerchiefs typically manufactured in the Madras region of India. (“Madras,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 287.)  

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

  14. 14

    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.

  15. 15

    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.

  16. 16

    This term refers to a broad range of linen or cotton fabrics. (“Silesia,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 348.)  

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

  17. 17

    This term refers to a broad range of linen or cotton fabrics. (“Silesia,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 348.)  

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

  18. new scribe logo

    Endorsement in handwriting of Newel K. Whitney.  

  19. 18

    Gloves made in Woodstock, England, a town famous for its glove industry. (Chronicles of the Royal Borough of Woodstock, 142–143.)  

    Ballard, Adolphus. Chronicles of the Royal Borough of Woodstock. Compiles from the Borough Records and Other Original Documents. Oxford: Alden and Co., 1896.

  20. 19

    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.

  21. 20

    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.

  22. 21

    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.

  23. 22

    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.

  24. 23

    A stout and soft dress silk with fine cross ribs on one or both sides of the cloth. (“Peau de Soie,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 118.)  

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

  25. new scribe logo

    Endorsement in handwriting of Newel K. Whitney.  

  26. 24

    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.

  27. 25

    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.

  28. 26

    A coarse, heavy woolen flannel used for lining, bags, or table coverings. (“Baize,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 152; “Baize,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 13.)  

    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.

  29. new scribe logo

    Docket in handwriting of Oliver Cowdery.