Account of Goods provided to Western Pequot Indians by Overseer Eneas Morgan

 

Indian Tribe in Groton to articles of provision and clothing delivered them from the June 20, 1820 to March12, 1822 as per account exhibited to the Honorable County Court at their session in March last

   
       
 

Debit

   
       

1820                

     

July 5

To my order for articles of clothing to Sarah Meazon

           1.17

 

July 23

To three pounds two ounces pork at 10 cents delivered to Phebe Sunsamon

             .31

 

August 2

To my order on Gurdon Bill to Phebe Sunsaman

             .34

 
 

To three pounds pork 10 cents

             .10

 

August 14

To nine pence cash and provisions to Lucy Ashbow and Amy Daniels

             .37

 

August 18

To three and a half yards shirting1 to Esther Samson

             .75

 

September 11                   

To twelve- and three- quarter pounds of pork at 8 cents and five pounds cheese at 7 cents delivered to Ann Wampey

           1.41

 

September 19

To order on Elisha A. Morgan one pound crackers to Hannah Miller

             .11

 

September 22 

To my order Gurdon Bill etc. 50 cents and two pounds lard to Sally George

             .75

 

October 12

To eight pounds pork at 8 cents, one pound cheese 7 cents, and two quarts meal at 4 cents for Ann Wampey

             .79

 

October 17

To thee pounds seven ounces pork for Phebe Sunsamon

             .34

 

October 20

To four- and three-quarter pounds cheese to Phebe Sunsamon at 8 cents

             .38

 

October 21

To three- and three-quarter pounds pork at 10 cents to Hannah Miller

             .37 ½

 

October 31

To four and a half pounds of fish at 4 cents to Hannah Miller

             .18

 

November 1

To order for 1 quart molasses and one pound nails to Phebe Sunsamon

              .25

 

November 4

To four pounds flour to Ann Wampey

              .12 ½

 

December 20

To a quarter bushel of corn and beef liver to James Sunsamon

              .25

 

December 21     

To four and a half pounds beef fresh to Ann Wampey

              .17

 
       

1821

     

January 2

To order Gurdon Bill half a gallon molasses to Hannah Miller

             .25

 
 

To twelve pounds veal at 4 cents to Hannah Miller

             .48

 

January 3

To six pounds veal and offal to Ann Wampey

             .36

 

January 5

To eight and a half pounds beef at 6 cents to James Sunsamon

             .50

 

January 27

To a quarter pound tea to Lois Charles

             .12 ½

 
 

To hat to Moses Sunsamon

           1.00

 

February 13

To order Gurdon Bill to Hannah Miller

             .34

 
 

To fourteen ounces candles and hogs heads to Hannah Miller

             .36

 

March 10

To five pounds, seven ounces pork at 7 cents and four quarts meal at 3 cents to Ann Wampey

             .50

 
 

To five and a quarter pounds pork and entertaining James and family

             .87

 

March 20

To six and a quarter pounds pork at 7 cents, two pounds eleven ounces beef at 6 cents, two and a quarter pounds cheese, and two candles to Phebe Sunsamon

             .78

 
 

To sundry funeral expenses for Lydia Hendricks

             .38

 

March 29

To five pounds, two ounces pork to Phebe Sunsamon with dinner

             .45

 

April 4

To five pounds pork at 7 cents to Hannah Miller

             .35

 

April 11

To eight and a quarter pounds pork at 7 cents to James Sunsamon and candles

             .62

 

April 13

To five pounds pork to Hannah Miller

             .35

 

April 14

To four pounds nine ounces pork at 7 cents, two quarts beans to Ann Wampey

             .39

 

April 25

to five pounds pork at 7 cents and a quarter bushel potatoes to Betsy Wheeler

             .45

 
 

To cash and cloth to Josiah Charles and 2 Esther Sampson

         10.84

 

May 10

To seven and a half pounds pork and 23 cents in molasses to Hannah Miller

            .75½

 

May 17

To six and a quarter pounds veal to Ann Wampey

            .25

 
 

To six pounds pork at 7 cents, two quarts beans, two quarts meal, and four quarts corn to James Sunsamon

            .68

 

May 24

To six pounds pork, nine ounces candles, and half bushel potatoes to Hannah Miller

            .69

 

May 26

To four quarts seed corn to Lois Charles

            .08

 
 

To 1 bushel potatoes for planting to Lois

            .34

 

May 29

To my order Sally George per account Elisha A. Morgan

            .84

 

May 31

To half a bushel potatoes and calf offal3 to James Sunsamon  

            .37

 

June 16

To half a bushel potatoes to James Sunsamon

            .17

 

X

To six days service for the past year at $2.00

    X 12.00

 

June 27

To half a bushel potatoes and six pounds six ounces pork to Hannah Miller

            .67

 

July 27

To ten and a quarter pounds pork at 7 cents to Hannah Miller

            .72

 

August 3X

To cash to Mark Daniels per account

      X 3.00

 

August 8

To five pounds smoked meat to James Sunsamon

            .35

 

August 11

To three pounds pork at 7 cents to Betsy Wheeler

            .21

 

August 20

To one quart meal and a quarter bushel potatoes to Hannah Miller

            .17

 

September 8

To five and a half pounds cheese to Hannah Miller

            .37

 

October 10

To five and a half pounds pork at 7 cents to Phebe Sunsamon

            .38

 
 

To five pounds pork at 7 cents to Lois Charles

            .35

 

November 10

To four and a half pounds beef at 5 cents to Ann Wampey

            .21

 

November 12

To three and a half pounds beef at 5 cents to James Sunsamon

            .18

 

November 28

to six and a quarter pounds beef at 5 cents to Phebe Sunsamon

             .31

 

December 4

To one old coat to James Sunsamon

             .50

 
 

To beef offal

             .17

 

X

To 137 pounds beef at 3 ½ cents Mark Daniels per his account

       X 4.80

 

December 28

To five- and three-quarter pounds pork at 8 cents and two hogs pates

             .60

 
       
       

1822

     

 January 16

To one new layed ax and two hogs’ pates

           1.50

 

February 6

To half a bushel potatoes and three quarts meal

             .20

 

February 13

To three pounds seven ounces pork at 8 cents to Betsy Wheeler

             .27

 
 

To three pounds seven ounces pork, five pounds ten ounces beef at 4 cents to James Sunsamon

             .50

 
 

To two quarts beans

             .11

 

March 2

To two pounds pork at 8 cents, one pint soap, and one pint vinegar to Betsy Wheeler

             .22

 
 

To paid Sally George’s account to balanced

         10.58

 

March 4

To four pounds fourteen ounces pork at 8 cents to Ann Wampey

             .39

 
 

To two and a half pounds nails

             .24

 

X

To three bushels of rye to Mark Daniels per his account

       X 1.75

 

March 12 X

To six days services from 20th last June at $2 up to March 12

     X 12.00

 
 

To paid Court fees

             .81

 
 

$85.50

   

June 19, 1822           

Deduct from their bill

        -33.554

 
 

51.95

   
       
 

A true copy of my account errors excepted

   
       
 

Eneas Morgan

   
 

Groton

   
 

June 19, 1822

   
       
       
 

Deductions 24 dollars for services being in the last bill

          24.00

 
 

Pay to Mark Daniels ought not to be in this account

          +9.55

 
   

        $33.55

 
       
       
 

Endorsement:      Eneas Morgan Account

   
       
  • 1. A general term for any fabric used in making men's or women's shirts. The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles, 556.
  • 2. The possessive pronoun his was crossed out here. It is possible that Eneas Morgan was initially presuming a relationship between Josiah Charles and Esther Sampson. Both she and Josiah Charles were Pequots who had become associated with the Brothertown Christina Indian community. Esther was born Esther Simons, daughter of John Mason Simons. She was married to Abel Sampson who died in Brothertown, NY in 1830. She removed to Wisconsin in 1844. De Loss Love, 359.
  • 3. Offal in this context could be the waste material left over after the butchering process or the entrails/internal organs of an animal used for food. https://www.lexico.com/definition/offal
  • 4. This figure is the sum of the entries for which there is an X ascribed.