Western Pequot Overseer Account from May 1813 to February 8, 1820

 
William Williams, Appointed Overseer to the Pequot Tribe of Indians in Groton, May 1813
 
 
Indian Account
 
 
 
 
 
Pequot Tribe to William Williams
 
 
 
 
 
Debit
 
 
 
 
1813
To my services for the tribe, two days
     $3.00
 
To my services for the tribe, a half day
         .75
1814
To seven pounds eight ounces of pork delivered to Hannah Caleb
         .92
 
To my services, one day
       1.50
July 20
To paid Charles Chester’s account
       2.00
August
To paid Sally George’s account
       6.40
 
To eight pounds eight ounces of pork to Hannah Caleb
       1.08
 
To a sheet and cap to bury Hannah Wampey
       2.00
1815
 
 
March
To cash paid to Sally George
       4.10
March 28
To my services, one day
       1.50
November
To paid Nathaniel Brown II‘s account against tribe
       3.72
 
To paid Charles Chester’s account
       2.00
 
To my services, one day
       1.50
1816
 
 
April
To my services, one day
       1.50
 
To paid Charles Chester’s account
       4.27
 
To paid Mark Daniels’ due bill
     11.00
 
To my services, a half day
         .75
 
To cash 14 cents to Ann Wampey
         .14
 
To my services, two thirds of a day
         .75
 
To cash paid Elisha I. Abel
       5.17
 
To my services, a day and a half
       2.25
December 
To my services, one day
       1.50
1817
 
 
January
To my services, one day
       1.50
 
To cash paid N. Gallup and Seth Williams
         .60
 
To cash paid Jeremiah Halsey
       3.00
 
To my services at court1
       1.50
April
To my services, a day
       1.50
 
To cash paid Aaron Brown for bringing a squaw2 from Preston3
       2.34
 
To nine pounds nine ounces of pork at 1/ per pound and a half peck of potatoes
       1.66
September
To my services, half a day
         .75
November 4
To a half bushel of corn delivered to Dosia
         .50
December 28
To my services, half a day
         .75
 
To cash two dollars to Ann Wampey
       2.00
1818
 
 
January
To my services, one day
       1.50
 
       4.00
 
To half bushel of potatoes and three candles to Ann Wampey
         .28
 
To a half bushel of potatoes 25 cents and Hannah Miller’s account $1
       1.25
 
To a pair of shoes for a woman taking care of Ann Wampey
       1.17
 
To two quarts of meal
         .07
 
To two pounds crackers, four ounces tea 25 cents, and three pints of molasses
         .87
April 6
To my services, one day
       1.50
July 4
To cash three dollars paid to Sally George
       3.00
 
To cash paid Sally George for keeping Sarah Meazon
     15.00
October
To one pint of rum, four quarts of meal, and one quart of vinegar to James Sunsamon
         .34
 
To one quart of brandy and two pounds of crackers to James Sunsamon
         .71
December 25
To my services, one day
       1.50
 
To two dollars and fifty cents for coffin
       2.50
1819
To a half bushel of corn to Polly Charles
         .50
March 23
To half a bushel corn to Phebe Sunsamon
         .50
March 26
To one quart of molasses 15 ½ cents, eels 20 cents, and tobacco 4 cents
         .40
April
To half a bushel of corn to James Sunsamon
         .50
May 12
To one peck of corn to Lois Charles
         .25
 
 
   109.74
July 5
To paid Doctor King’s account per order Eneas Morgan five dollars
       5.00
 
 
 $114.77
September 13
To paid Sally George ten dollars as order of Eneas Morgan
     10.00
 
 
 $124.77
1820
 
 
February 8
Pequot Tribe of Indians to William Williams, Debit
 
 
To cash $21.82 paid to Ebenezer Morgan, Esq. per order of Eneas Morgan, Overseer, to balance accounts with said tribe
 
 
 
 
 
Eneas Morgan, Overseer
 
 
 
 
 
$21.824
17
4.82
 
 
 
 
 
Credit 
 
 
 
 
1814
By cash $9.25 of Charles Chester
     $9.25
 
By cash $15 of Charles Chester
     15.00
 
By cash with account
     16.00
1816
By cash with account
     22.61
 
By cash of Thomas Smith
     11.00
 
By cash recovered lawsuit5
     32.73
1818
By cash of Thomas Smith
     10.00
 
     15.00
 
By cash of Holden Prosser
     15.00
 
 
 $146.59
 
$43.96 146.596
21.82 124.77
22.14 21.82
 
 
 
  • 1. This court appearance is likely associated with the case of Moses Sunsamon and Joseph Quocheats vs. John and Benajah Packer. See reference to lawsuit below.
  • 2. https://www.nativenortheastportal.com/use-word-squaw
  • 3. It is unclear who this Indian woman transported from Preston might have been, unless it was a much belated payment for the retrieval of the body of Hannah Wampey. It was not uncommon for such bills to remain unpaid for years. 
  • 4. These calculations seem to be associated with the above February 8, 1820 entry. 
  • 5. The lawsuit referenced is Moses Sunsamon and Joseph Quocheats vs. John and Benajah Packer. On behalf of the tribe, Sunsamon and Quocheats alleged that on November 1, 1816 the Packer brothers trespassed on tribal land and removed approximately 100 walnut trees valued at $84.00. It is unclear if the amount recovered, referenced above, represents the full or partial judgement, but clearly the Court sided with the tribe. CSL, RG2, NLCC, 1817 June, Box 297, Docket 99, File 623.
  • 6. This is the calculation subtracting expenses from income. There was $21.82 more made than spent, requiring the previous overseer to return that amount.