Eastern Pequot Overseer Records from March 18, 1834 to June 11, 1835

  The Pequot Tribe of Indians in account current with Ezra Hewitt, March 30, 1834                 
 

Debit

     
1834        
March 18 To cash paid Silas Cheesebrough as per bill   $50 .49
     To articles furnished Phebe George for bedding   2 .00
  To paid John Hewitt for three days making wall   1 .50
  To boarding help while making wall and fence   2 .25
  To paid John Hewitt for mending fence     .50
  To paid Varnum Niles for two days at wall   1 .00
April 23 To three and one half yards stripes1 for Samuel Shantup                        .44    
     To two skeins2 thread 2 cents, half pound tobacco 6 cents                       .08   .52
  To 1 pair shoes for Henry Shantup3 7/-   1 .17
April 25 To seven yards cotton plaid for Margaret Fagins 9d     .88
  To paid Charles Wheeler for oxen and help on wall   3 .00
May 26 To nine yards cotton plaid for Prue Fagins 9d   1 .13
June 2 To paid John Hewitt for mending fence     .34
  To paid Titus Denison for keeping John Poheage     .34
August 19 To articles furnished Hannah Shelly for child’s grave clothes     .78
  To two pounds candles at 1/     .08
  To seven pounds rice for Prue Fagins at 4 cents               .28    
  To two quarts molasses at 20 cents                            .20   .48
  To paid B. F. Sisson for coffin Hannah Shelly’s child   1 .00
September 2 To one quart molasses Prue Fagins                                   .10    
  To four pounds pork at 6d                                                 .34   .44
  To four yards cotton stripes Samuel Shantup 9d      .50
October 9 To seven pounds pork Prue Fagins 6d                               .58    
  To one quart molasses 10 cents, one pound sugar 10 cents           .20    
  To one quarter pound ginger 4 cents, four pounds flour 16 cents                         .20   .98
October 15 To boards and shingles to repair Prue Fagin’s house   1 .00
  To paid carpenter 1 dollar, three pounds nails 25 cents   1 .25
  To boarding carpenters     .25
October 28 To one pound candles Prue Fagins 17 cents,  seven pounds flour 27 cents    .44    
  To one quarter pound tea 8 cents, three pounds pork 25 cents, one half pound butter 8 cents              .41    
  To five yards sheeting at 9d                                             .63 1 .48
October 30 To two pounds nails Tyra Nedson     .17
  To cash paid John DeWitt, Clerk of Court   1 .00
  To one pair wool stockings for Samuel Shantup     .58
  To one cotton hose   1/     .17
November 2 To eight yards calico for Tyra Nedson at 14 cents   1 .12
November 19 For Prue Fagins one quart molasses                                 .10    
  To one pair shoes $1.34, four pounds pork 36 cents, one quarter pound snuff 6 cents  1.76    
  To seven pounds flour 27 cents, one pound candles 17 cents                              .44    
November 25 To one pound sugar 10 cents, one quarter pound tea 10 cents                                 .20    
November 28 To ten yard 4 by 4 sheeting at ten cents, 1.00, one quarter pound tea at 10 cents  1.10    
  To articles for bedding, etc.                                       1.00    
  To one quart lamp oil 25 cents, six pounds flour 25 cents                      .50 5 .10
  To paid B. F. Sisson for coffin for Fagin’s girl   1 .50
  To half bushel corn Samuel Shantup 6/     .50
December 2 To one quart molasses     .10
  To four and one half yard calico4 Cyrus Shelly 9d       .53    
  To one blue sheeting5 1/                                                  .17   .70
December  18      To eight yards cotton plaid at 9d    1 .00
December 25  Deducted from rent on account of damage done by geese   1 .00
  To paid Charles G. Hewitt for articles furnished Indians   5 .40
         
  To one pair shoes for Edward Nedson 9/   1 .50
  To one pair thick boots for Cyrus Shelly 12/   2 .00
  To two pair wool stockings 2/6    5/    

.84

1835 To one shawl for Tyra Nedson  7/6   1 .25
January 29 To half pound tobacco for Samuel Shantup     .06
           To paid Peleg Hancox and Charles P. Williams for boarding Moses Brushel’s wife   3 .00
  To paid Titus Denison for keeping from March 12 to July 1 making in all 16 weeks at 6/   16 .00
  To seven pounds mess pork6 63 cents,  cash 20 cents for Sarah Shantup     .83
February 15 To one pair shoes for Tyra Nedson 7/   1 .17
February 21 To one quart molasses for Paul Baker 10 cents                .10    
March 14 To one peck corn 25 cents, two quarts molasses 20 cents             .45    
  To one quarter pound tea 8 cents, three pounds mess pork 27 cents                                        .35   .90
March 23 To five and one quarter pounds mess pork for Sarah Shantup at 47 cents, one quart molasses 10 cents     .57
  To four pounds rice for Tyra Nedson                               .16   .16
  To one quart molasses for P. Fagins                                .10    
  To three yards sheeting 9d 38 cents, one half pound tobacco 6 cents                    .44    
  To three pounds mess pork 27 cents                                .27   .81
April 5 To paid Sampson Hoxie for digging grave     .50
  To paid David Holmes for making coffin for Bridget Fagins   2 .00
  To paid for horse and wagon     .50
April 23 To paid for a coffin Hannah Shelly’s child   1 .00
May 1 To paid for coffin for Hannah Shelly   2 .00
May 4 To pound pork 34 cent, two plates 6     .40
May 7 To paid postage on letter for Samuel Shantup 25 cents, three yards nankeen7 60 cents, thread 3 cents     .88
May 19 To paid postage on letter Judy Talsbury     .19
May 27 To one and a half pound crackers H. Shantup 15 cents, three pints molasses 15 cents      .30
June 4 To five and one quarter pork Samuel Shantup 47 cents, one and a half sheeting 18 cents     .65
  To paid tailor for cutting jacket     .17
June 11 To six yards calico Sarah Pompey 1/6   1 .50
  To two skeins thread 2 cents, one yard sheeting 9d     .14
  To six yards plaid for Nancy Skeesucks 9d     .75
  To six yards calico 9d 75 cents, thread 5 cents,  sheeting 13 cents     .93
  To one yard cotton checks 12 cents     .12
  To interest on cash advanced to Silas Cheesebrough up to December 25, 1834   2 .50
  To paid Thomas P. Wattles for doctoring the tribe up to the first of April last per contract   10 .00
  To sundry services rendered by myself up to  April 1 last   10 .00
         
  Amount     $155 .32
         
  Credit      
         
  By cash received for rent of pasture for 1 year from April 1, 1834, to April 1, 1835 -120 .00
      $35 .32
         
         
Endorsement: Ezra Hewitt Account with the Pequot Indians,1835  /  Ezra Hewitt Account, Conservator, Allowed, 302, J. DeWitt, Clerk  /  recorded      
Cataloguing: March 18, 1834 - June 11, 1835      
         
  • 1. Striped fabric
  • 2. A skein is a length of yarn or thread wound on a reel or into a coil. OED
  • 3. Henry Shantup may have been one of the children of Jeremiah and Johanna Shon Shantup.
  • 4. In the United States, calico is a generic term for a plain weave cotton or blended fabric that usually haa small busy printed pattern. The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles.
  • 5. Sheeting is fabric used to make bedding, quilt backings, linings, and other items.
  • 6. Mess pork is barreled salt pork made from shoulders and sides of lightweight hogs cut in pieces of about 4 pounds each. Merriam-Webster.
  • 7. Nankeen is a kind of pale yellowish cloth, originally made at Nanking from a yellow variety of cotton, but subsequently manufactured from ordinary cotton which is then dyed; more fully nankeen cloth. OED