Invoice, William Tell Jones & Co. to Cahoon, Carter & Co., 25 June 1836

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June 25. 1836.
Messrs.
Bo[ugh]t of W[illiam] Tell Jones & Co
1 Bbl [Barrel] 8/— Rum 32 Gall[on]s @ 9/— $37.00
1 [Bbl] 8/— Brandy 32 [Galls] @ 14/— 57.00
1 [Bbl] 8/— Gin 32 [Galls] @ 11/— 45.00
2 1 Qr Cask malaga 33 Ea[ch] @ 66 5/ 6 45.38
1 [Qr Cask] Port Wine 32 Gs. 14/— 56.00
1 Bbl 8/— Rasberry Cordial 43½ @ 8/— 44.50
1 [Bbl] 8/— Wintergreen 42 [@] 7/— 37.75
1 Chest Y[oung] H[yson] Tea 118.19 out 99 @ $0.45 44.55
1 Box pipes 6 Gross @ 3/ 6 2.63
1 Bbl Raisins 393 lb 0.09 35.37
1 Box 1/ 6 6 [illegible] figs 64lb 0.09 5.95
1 Keg Best plug Tob[bacco] 246 <​216​> 30 @ 0.16 34.56
1 Box 2/— h[al]f pound Tob 10 Doz[en] @ 4/ 6 5.88
1 Box 2/— pound Tob 4½ [Doz] @ 9/— 5.31
1 [Box] 2/— Chewing Tob 45 @ 0.24 11.05
6 Mats Cassia Box 2/— 27 lb @ 0.17 4.84
300 Codfish @ @ 4½ 13.50
2 Bbls 2/— Eagle Sugar 217. 210 427 @ 0.11 47.47
10lb Cloves Box no 1. @ 2/6 3.13
2 lb nutmegs [Box no 1.] @ 16/— 4.00
1 Keg 1/— Glaub Salts 31 lb @ 5½ 1.85
1 [Keg] 1/— Epsom 30 @ 0.08 2.53
1 Bbl 2/— Rice 224 lb @ 5½ 12.57
9 lb Float Indigo Box 1/— 14½ 15.88
1 Keg 1/— Copperass [copperas] 30 lb @ 0.05 1.63
1 [Keg] 1/— Allum 37 @ 0.08 3.03
1 Box Starch (not sent)
1 [Box] 1/ 6 Sal Aeratas 80 lb @ 0.12 9.79
hf Bbl White Lead 3 Kegs @ 4/— 376 @ 11½ 44.74
1 Keg pure Ginger 44 @ 1/— 8.50
1 Bag pepper 106 @ 0.10 10.60
1 [Bag ] Spice 96 @ 0.10 9.60
1 Keg 1/— Sal Nitre 50 @ 1/— 6.50
1 Bbl 8/— Oil 32 32 @ 9/— 37.00
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Bill Continued $705.09
3 Dz [Dozen] Blacking @ 7/— 2.63
1 Box Mustard 20/— 2.50
1 Doz Sweet Oil Box 1/ 6 36/— 4.69
1 Box pepper Sauce @ 34/ 4.25
15 Boxes 8 by 10 Glass @ 19/— 35.63
5 [Boxes] 7 by 9 [Glass] @ 18/— 11.25
3 Boxes Herring no [number] 1. @ 11/— 4.13
1 Hhd [Hogshead] Molasses 137 1— 136 @ 53 72.08
1 Doz Scythe Sheathes @ 40/— 5.00
847.25
Cartage 1.00
$848.25
Sirs
The Bal[ance] of your Bill shall be forwarded the first opportunity
Resp Yours
W T. Jones & Co [p. [2]]
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<​, NY JUNE 28​>
Messrs
Ohio
 
Groceries W[illiam] T Jones Bill of Goods $848.25
W. T. Jones & Co H
Bill of Goods [p. [4]]

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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    “A close vessel for containing liquors, formed by staves, heading and hoops. This is a general term comprehending the pipe, hogshead, butt, barrel, etc.” (“Cask,” 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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    A type of wine imported form Malaga, Spain. (“Malaga,” 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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    A small cask or barrel, varying in size but usually containing less than ten gallons. (“Keg,” in American Dictionary [1828]; “Keg,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 5: 667.)  

    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.

  5. 5

    Aromatic tree bark, similar to cinnamon. (“Cassia,” 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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    Glauber-salt or sulphate of soda. (“Glauber-salt,” 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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    Used in making inks and pigments. (“Copperas,” 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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    Another name for olive oil. (Child, Family Nurse, 88.)  

    Child, Mrs. The Family Nurse; or Companion of the Frugal Housewife. Boston: Charles J. Hendee, 1837.

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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 unidentified handwriting; likely a postmaster.  

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    Postmark stamped in blue ink in upper left corner of folded letter.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Marcellus Cowdery.