Eastern Pequot Overseer Account from March 1829 to June 1831

Pequot Indians in account with Silas Chesebrough
 
 
Debit
 
1829
 
 

March 9

To balance due on settlement with the Court
 $    20.83
 
To paid 81 cents court fees, one day settling with court 2 dollars           
         2.81
March 14
To one half bushel potatoes for Cyrus Shelly 
           .21
 
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           .39
March 21
To paid at George Hewitt's store for Cyrus Shelly, Jr.
         1.00
 
To one half bushel potatoes for Cyrus Shelly 
           .21
 
To three pounds pork and 4 quarts meal for Moses 
           .33
 
To three quarters pound candles and two quarts meal for Isaac Fagins 
           .16
March 24
To one half bushels potatoes for Moses 21 cents, cash to Isaac Fagins 13 cents  
           .34
March 27
To seven and three quarters yards cotton shirting at 14 cents   and seven yards cotton plaid at 14 cents for Isaac Fagins    
         2.06
 
To cash to Cyrus Shelly 50 cents  order on Dudley R. Wheeler 67 cents for Isaac Fagins
         1.17
March 31
To paid Cyrus Shelly at William Moss
         1.00
March 31
To paid  Rufus Fanning as per bill          
           .50
March 31
To paid Betsy Wheeler for board and care of  Philena   
         1.00
April 1            
To cash paid Cyrus Shelly one dollar
         1.00
April 1
To paid Doctor Wells fifteen dollars 50 cents 
       15.50
April 4
To two quarts molasses for Cyrus
           .21
April 5
To four quarts meal, three pecks potatoes and one pound candles for Esther Waugs (while sick) 
          .37 
April 7
To one quart molasses, six pounds codfish, and one quart vinegar for Esther Waugs
           .33
April 8
To one quart vinegar for Esther 
           .05
April 8
To one half bus corn for Cyrus Shelly 
           .37
April 14
To one quart molasses for Esther Waugs           
           .10
April 15
To paid Betsey Wheeler 4 dollars in full for board and care of Philena 
         4.00
April 17
To one quart molasses for Esther
           .10
April 22
To one quart molasses and three pounds pork for Esther
           .34
April 23
To one half bushel potatoes for Esther and two quarts meal for Esther   
           .26
April 2
To one and three quarters yards cotton stripe at 15  cents for Moses Brushell
           .26
April 29
To leather for shoes for Tyra Ned 
           .50
 
To cotton cloth for apron for Tyra Ned 
           .38
May 15
To one half bushel potatoes and cash 25 cents for Tyra 
           .46
May 18
To cash paid Hannah Shelly 2 dollars
         2.00
May 19
To seed corn for Isaac Fagins 
           .25
May 22
To one peck corn for Tyra 
           .19
May 22
To ten yards shirting for Lucinda Brushell
         1.25
May 22
To seven yards calico at 23 cents, seven yards shirting at 12, one half cent one cotton handkerchief 34 cents bought of Dudley R. Wheeler as per bill for Tyra
         1.61
May 29
To cash paid Tyra 25 cents    
           .25
June 26
To one half bushel corn and one half bushel potatoes for Isaac
           .57
July 2
To two and one half pounds butter for Tyra 
           .25
July 25
To two window sashes with twenty-four lights in them for Cyrus Shelly
         2.40
August 6
To one pair shoes for Philena 
         1.25
August 14
To one half bushel corn for Cyrus and order on William Moss 25 cents 
           .62
 
To one pair of thick shoes for Moses
         1.50
August 25
To two quarts molasses 21 cents, cash 25 cents order on Dudley R. Wheeler, 25 cents for Cyrus
           .71
October 14
To paid Polly Shelly 3 dollars at Dudley R. Wheeler's
         3.00
October 20
To paid Miss Mercy Wright school bill against Pequot Indians the past summer
         3.86
 
To two pounds nails for Cyrus and one half bushel corn for Cyrus
           .50
November 19 
To paid Shubael Whitney for coffin as per bill   
         3.00
 
To iron and chain to confine Lucinda Brushell
           .50
November 23
To six pounds pork, one half bushel potatoes and four quarts meal for Lucinda
           .84
 
To one quart molasses for Tyra
           .11
November 25
To twenty-five pounds beef and four bushels potatoes for Lucinda delivered [by] Moses
         2.00
November 29
To one quart molasses, three quarts meal and one milk pail for Lucinda
           .50
November 30
To four quarts meal for Lucinda
           .12
December 3
To one pound butter, four pounds rice and one half bushel corn for Lucinda
           .64
December 5
To three quarts meal, one pound rice, and one chamber for Lucinda       
           .50
December 12
To one quart molasses and four and one half pounds old pork for Lucinda
           .44
December 21
To two one half pounds lard, one pound candles, and one half bushel corn for Lucinda
           .66
December 27
To one pair shoes bought of Dudley R. Wheeler for Tyra
         1.13
December 28
To one quart molasses for Lucinda
           .11
 
To board and nails for Isaac Fagins to repair his house
        1.50
December 31  
To an old panel door and one pound shingle nails for Isaac Fagins
          .75 
 
 
 
1830
January 8
 
To one quart soap and four and one half pounds pork for Lucinda
 
         .40
 
To one half bushels corn for Lucinda
         .38
January 21
To sheet, shirt, and cap for Lucinda for grave clothes
       2.00
 
To coffin for Lucinda made by Mr. Sisson
       2.00
January 25
To one peck corn for Tyra
         .19
February 24
To paid Moses Brushell for care of Lucinda Brushell twelve weeks at 75 cents while she was sick
       9.00
March 5
To one half bushels corn and one bushel potatoes for Isaac Fagins
         .62
March 6
To sixteen yards cotton shirting at 6 pence for Isaac Fagins
       1.34
March 20
To one peck corn for Tyra         
         .19
March 22
To one half bushel Rogers potatoes for Isaac Fagins
         .17
April 9
To one gallon molasses for Isaac Fagins 
         .42
April 10
To three hands and yoke oxen one day putting up line fence 2 dollars, fifty rails and thirty stakes to repair line fence $2.50
       4.50
April 11
To cash to Cyrus Shelly 1 dollar and six bushels potatoes $1.50 cents
       2.50
 
To yoke oxen and plow  one and one half days plowing for Cyrus 
 
 
hay found therein       
       1.00
April 15
To order on George Hewitt for shoes and cloth for Tyra
       4.19
 
To one bushel potatoes for Isaac Fagins
         .25
May 26
To ten bushels potatoes for Isaac Fagins
       2.50
 
To one half bushel corn for Isaac Fagins
         .38
 
To fifteen rails and thirty stakes to repair line fence      
       1.05
May 26
To eight bushels potatoes for Moses oxen and cart one half day on garden
       1.54
June 5
To four quarts meal and two pounds pork for Wealthy Ned
         .25
June 9
To one half bushels potatoes for Tyra 13 cents and one half bushel corn for Wealthy Ned 37[1]
         .50
June 15
To one half bushel corn for Nancy Skeesucks
         .38
June 22
To one half bushel corn for Cyrus Shelly, Jr.
         .38
June 23
To one half bushel corn and one half bushel potatoes for Moses
         .50
June 23
To three pounds pork for Cyrus 24 cents, peck potatoes for Tyra 6  cents  
         .30
July 2
To one half bushel corn three and one half pounds pork and one quart salt for Moses     
         .67
July 3
To one half bushel potatoes for Moses 12  cents paid Cyrus 34 cents at George Hewitt's
         .46
July 6
To eight and three quarters pounds pork for Cyrus 70  cents, two and one half pounds pork, and one quart vinegar Moses 25 cents 
         .95
July 9
To three peck potatoes, 1 pound pork, and four quarts meal for Tyra
         .38
July 12
To one half bushel potatoes and three pounds pork for Moses
         .36
 
To one half bus potatoes and four quarts meal for Cyrus
         .25
July 14
To cash paid Richard Ned wife 2 dollars 
       2.00
July 14
To cash paid Thomas Ned's wife 3 dollars
       3.00
 
To one half bushel corn and one half bushel potatoes for Moses
         .50
July 16
To cash to Moses 50 cents and one half bushel potatoes   
         .63
July 17
To one half bushel corn and cash 50 cents to Cyrus               
         .88
July 23
To four pounds three ounces pork and cash 50 cents  for Moses
         .84
July 28
To five pounds beef and one pound butter for Moses         
         .32
July 30
To paid Richard Ned 1 dollar. Tyra 2 / at George Hewitt's store 
       1.34
August 3
To one pair shoes for Tyra $1.25        
       1.25
August 7
To four and one half pounds pork for Moses 36  cents, cash to Sarah Pompey 2 dollars
       2.36
September 20
To one padlock for Tyra Ned
         .17
September 26
To one half bushels corn and six and one half pounds beef for Moses
         .63
October 6
To five pounds beef for Moses 20  cents
         .20
November 9
To paid Miss Hannah Turner's school bill against Cyrus Shelly 84 cents, Nancy Skeesucks 36 cents, Moses Brushell 36 cents
       1.56
December 6
To one pair shoes for Tamer Brushell          
         .75
December 8
To eight and one half yards bed tick for Tyra at 25 cents
       2.12
December 9
To one half bushel corn for Tyra 34 cents and one pair thick shoes $1.25 
       1.59
December 13
To boards for Isaac Fagins to repair his house
         .75
December 15
To one half bushel corn for Cyrus, 37  cents and boards and nails to repair his house 75 cents    
       1.12
December 20
To one half bushel corn for Nancy Skeesucks           
         .37
 
 
 
1831
 
 
January 7
To one half bushel corn for Tyra
         .37
January 25
To one half bushel corn, four pounds pork, and one peck potatoes for Tyra
         .72
February 4
To one half bushel corn for Isaac Fagins and one half bushel for Cyrus
         .75
 
To basket stuff for Cyrus Shelly
       1.50
February 15
To one half bushel corn and 1 dollar cash for Isaac Fagins 
       1.37
February 19
To one half bushel potatoes for Tyra
         .13
 
To keeping Tamer Brushell, a child of Moses Brushell, three months at 50 cents week
       6.50
 
To one new woolen frock and making for Tamer Brushell
       1.00
 
To two new shirts and one cotton frock for Tamer Brushell       
       1.50
 
To keeping John Brushell, a child of Moses Brushell, two months at 50 cents
       4.50
March 4
To ten yards cotton shirting of George W. Moss for Isaac Fagins at 9 pence yard
       1.25
 
To three pecks corn and cash 25 cents for Isaac Fagins
         .81
March 7
To cash to Betsy Tikens 2 dollars
       2.00
 
To four oxen and one hand, one day each, drawing wood for Cyrus
       2.00
 
To sole leather for Shantup         
         .50
 
To one bushel corn and four pounds pork for Shantup 
       1.08
March 7
To one bushel potatoes for Isaac Fagins 25 cents, one half bushel corn for Betsy Tikens 37 cents
         .62
March 11
To one half bushel corn for Isaac Fagins 37 cents, one half bushel corn for Cyrus 33 cents
         .75
March 12
To cash to Isaac Fagins 50 cents and one half bushel corn 37 cents
         .87
March 17
To one half bushel corn for Cyrus 37 cents, one half bushel corn, six and one half pounds pork for Tyra [ torn ]
       1.26
March 26
To one half bushel corn for Cyrus 37 cents, twelve quarts corn, and one half bushel potatoes for Isaac Fagins 40 cents
         .77
April 2
To paid Tyra 63 cents at Dudley R. Wheelers one half bushel corn for Cyrus 37
       1.00
April 22
To cash to Betsy Shelly 2 dollars, one half bushel corn for Tyra 37 cents
       2.37
May 6
To cash 3 dollars and three pecks corn for Isaac Fagins
       3.63
 
To cash paid Cyrus Shelly 1 dollar paid Sary Pompey 2 dollars
       3.00
May 18
To Nancy Ned $2.50, one half bushel corn for Cyrus 37
       2.87
May 20
To one bushel potatoes, one peck corn, and cash 10 cents to Cyrus
         .54
May 24
To three bushels potatoes for Cyrus 75 cents, one peck corn Isaac Fagins 19 cents
         .94
May 28
To one half bushels corn and six pounds pork for Cyrus
         .85
May 30
To cash 50 cents and one half bushel potatoes for S. Shantup[2]
         .62
June 4
To cash to Polly Shelly 3 dollars
       3.00
June 4
To two quarts molasses, six quarts meal, and one pound cocoa for Elsa Ned
         .72
 
To cash paid Betsy Tikens 1 dollar
       1.00
 
To two and one half bushels potatoes for Isaac Fagins
         .62  
June 10
To cash 50 cents and one half bushel corn for Thomas Ned
         .87
 
To four quarts meal, cash 25 cents, and two pounds lard for Shantup
         .47
June 18
To cash paid Hannah Shelly 3 dollars
       3.00
 
 
 $207.38
 
 
 
 
Credit
 
 
By two years rent of Indian pasture up to April 1, 1831, at $85.00
-$170.00
 
                                                           
 
 
Balance due 
$   37.38
 
 
 
 
 
 
Judicial Action:
Silas Chesebrough Account, Overseer to Pequot Indians.  Accepted, John DeWitt, clerk.  Fees Paid
Docketing:
371
 
 

[1] The number eight was crossed out and replaced with seven.
[2] Samuel or Sarah