Eastern Pequot Overseer Account from June 20, 1832 to November 19, 1833

 

Pequot Indians of North Stonington in account with Silas Chesebrough 

 
     
 

Debit

 
     

1832

   

June 20

To balance due on settlement with the Court this day

   $47.40

 

To paid court fees 81 cents, one day settling with court 1 dollar

       1.81

June 21

To 10 yards cotton shirting at 10 cents and one cotton shawl 88 cents for Prude Fagins

       1.88

June 25

To one half bushel corn for Tyra Ned 46 cents, oxen to plow one half day for Tyra Ned 37 cents

         .83

June 29

To one peck potatoes for Tyra Ned 13 cents, four quarts meal for Tyra Ned 12 cents

         .25

 

To two and one quarter pounds pork 20 cents for Tyra Ned, one half bushel corn 46 cents, cash 50 cents for Cyrus Shelly 50 cents

       1.16

June 30

To one pig for Cyrus Shelly 2 dollars, one half bushel potatoes for Tyra Ned at 50 cents bushel

       2.25

July 2

To order on George W. Moss for Polly Shelly 1 dollar

       1.00

July 3

To four quarts meal and cash 25 cents for Samuel Shantup

         .37

July 4

To six yards cotton stripe 75 cents, one pound tobacco 13 cents, and one pair shoes $1.50 for Cyrus Shelly

       2.38

July 10

To paid Hannah Shelly 2 dollars, order on Dudley R. Wheeler for Cyrus Shelly 1 dollar

       3.00

July 23

To one half bushels corn for Cyrus Shelly 50 cents, order on Dudley R. Wheeler 50 cents for Cyrus

       1.00

August 20

To paid Shubael Whitney for repairing Betsey Tikens' house

       3.00

September 8

To four quarts meal for Tyra Ned 12 cents, one half bushel corn for Elsa Ned 50 cents

         .62

September 20

To Polly Shelly 1 dollar.  October 4 five yards cotton cloth for Sary Pomp

       1.62

October 6

To four pounds pork and four quarts meal for Tyra Ned 48 cents. October 9 three quarts meal for Tyra Ned 9 cents

         .57

October 13

To shirt, sheet, and handkerchief for grave clothes for Isaac Fagins

       2.00

 

To coffin for Isaac Fagins

       2.00

 

To horse and wagon to go to Milltown for Isaac Fagins' coffin and to carry him to his grave

         .75

November 2

To two quarts meal for Tyra Ned 6 cents. November 7 two pounds pork for Tyra Ned 18 cents

         .24 

November 7

To cash paid for a new pair of thick boots for Cyrus Shelly

      3.00

December 6

To five pounds pork 40 cents, one half bushel potatoes 13 cents, and six quarts meal 18 cents for Tyra Ned

        .71

December 28

To four pounds pork 32 cents, four quarts meal 12 cents, and one half bushel potatoes 13 cents for Tyra Ned

        .57

     

1833

   

January 2

To two and one half pounds candles for Prude Fagins

        .35

January 5

To one half bushel potatoes for Prude Fagins

        .13

January 20

To one half bushel corn for Prude Fagins

        .50

 

To four and one half pounds pork and peck potatoes for Moses Brushell's wife[1]

        .42

January 28

To one half bushel potatoes, two quarts meal, and three and one half pounds pork for Tyra Ned

        .46

January 29

To six and one half yards calico at 20 cents and three yards shirting at 10 cents  Dudley R. Wheeler

      1.60 

February 10

To one half bushel corn 50 cents, four pounds pork 32 cents, and two candles  2 cents

        .84

February 16

To one half bushel potatoes for Polly Shelly and one half bushel potatoes for Prude Fagins

        .34

February 17

To one half bushel potatoes and six pounds pork for Tyra Ned

        .65

 

To one pair shoes $1.25 and one blanket 50 cents of Dudley R. Wheeler for Prude Fagins

      1.75

February 18 

To one half bushel corn for Polly Shelly 50 cents, one half bushel corn 50 cents, and four and one half pounds pork 36 cents for Prude Fagins 

 

February 27

To one half bushel corn 50 cents and one peck potatoes for Tyra Ned

        .58

March 4

To grave clothes for Betsy Hill

      2.00

March 6

To one half bushel potatoes and four pounds pork for Tyra Ned

        .48

March 8

To one half bushel corn for Polly Shelly 50 cents and one half bushel 50 cents for Hannah Shelly

      1.00

March 10

To three and one half pounds pork and one half  bushel potatoes [for] Hannah  Shelly

        .43

March 12

To four pounds pork at 9 cents, one half bushel potatoes at 34 cents, and one quarter bushel corn at 1 dollar for Prude Fagins

        .78

March 14

To one half bushel potatoes for Tyra Ned and one half bushel corn for Tyra Ned                          

        .67

March  26

To one half bushel corn 50 cents and one pair shoes $1.25 for Tyra Ned

      1.75

March 26

To one  calico frock for Margaret Fagins

        .75

April 5

To four and one half pounds pork and one half bushel potatoes for Prude Fagins

        .56

April 9

To one half bushel corn 50 cents and six and one half pounds pork 58 cents and one half bushel potatoes for Prude Fagins 17 cents

      1.25

April 9

To one pair shoes 8/, one bark kettle boiled and a small crack in it for Prude Fagins 1 dollar

      2.34

April 11

To one half bushel potatoes and four pounds pork for Prude Fagins

        .52

April 12

To three hands and yoke oxen and cart one half day each to repairing line fence I[2] paid all both oxen and men at 75 cents per day

      1.50

April 12

To four one half rails and fourteen stakes for Prude Fagins

      2.00

April 25

To one half bushel potatoes 16 cents and four pounds pork 36 cents for Prude Fagins

        .52

April 26

To cash paid Polly Shelly 1 dollar, cash paid Prude Fagins 1 dollar

      2.00

April 26

To one peck corn for Prude Fagins

        .25

May  3

To five and one quarter pounds pork 47 cents and one peck potatoes 8 cents for Betsey Tikens

        .55

May 6

To cash to Hannah Shelly 1 dollar, cash to Betsey Tikens 3 dollars

      4.00

May 14

To four quarts meal to Polly Shelly 12 cents

        .12

May 21

To ten yards calico at  1/ $1.67, four yards sheeting 9 pence, 50 cents for Polly Shelly

      2.17

May 25

To three and one half pounds pork for Tyra Ned 29 cents

        .29

May 26

To one spider 34 cents, four plates 12 cents, six pounds pork 54 cents for Polly Shelly

      1.00

June 1

To one bushel potatoes for Prude Fagins

        .25

June 3

To two and one half pounds rice 10 cents, one quart molasses 10 cents, and three pounds pork 31 cents

        .51

 

To paid Phillip Gray, Esq.,  28 cents one pair shoes passed to him by Prude Fagins

        .28

June 4

To one pound candles 14 cents and vial laudanum for Prude Fagins 4 cents

        .18

June 5

To four pounds pork for Tyra Ned 36 cents, going after Doctor for Peggy Fagins

        .34

June 8

To cash to Nancy Ned 1 dollar

      1.00

June 10

To one half bushel corn for Polly Shelly 50 cents, one half pounds candles for Prude Fagins 7 cents

        .57

June 14

To one pound candles for Prude Fagins

        .14

June 14

To two and one half yards plaid for Tyra Ned at 12 cents

        .30

June 15

To four pounds pork and peck potatoes for Tyra Ned

        .42

June 16

To one pint molasses and one quarter pounds tea for Prude Fagins

        .21

June 18

To one pail for Polly Shelly 25 cents, one peck potatoes and two pounds pork for Polly Shelly

        .49

June 18

To four quarts meal for Prudence Fagins 12 cents.  June 23  one half bushel potatoes for Prude 13 cents

        .25

June 23

To one pounds candles and four quarts meal for Prude Fagins

        .26

June 29

To three pounds pork 27 cents and one peck corn for Prude Fagins 25 cents

        .52

July 15

To two pounds pork for Tyra Ned 18 cents.  July 24 three and one half pounds pork 31 cents, and one peck corn for Prude Fagins 25 cents

        .74

 

To paid Charles Bennett cash 5 dollars for making wall in the Indian line, April 4, 1833                                  

      5.00

 

To Paid Doctor Wattles twenty Dollars in part for Doctoring Indians

    20.00

August  10

To paid Nancy Ned $1.25 (cash)

      1.25

August 17

To three and one half pounds pork for Tyra Ned 31 cents.  October 5, six pounds pork for Tyra Ned 54 cents

        .85  

October 12

To four quarts meal 12 cents, two and one half pounds pork 22 cents, and one half bushel old corn 50 cents

        .84

November 15

To cash paid Prude Fagins 3 dollars                                                                      

      3.00

November 15

[                         obscured                     ] 21 [                       obscured          ]                              

[3]      .71

   

  152.43[4]

November 15

To my services for two years  up to April 1, 1834

   20.00

     
   

$172.43[5]

     
 

 Contra     Credit

 

        

   

1833

   

April 1

By rent received of Colonel Hull[6] for use of Indian pasture the summer of 1832 up to April 1, 1833

    90.00

September 23

By fifty bushels apples received of Prude Fagins.  I picked them at 4 cents per bushel

     2.00

 

By sixty bushels apples received of Tyra Ned.  I picked them at 4 cents per bushel

     2.40

November 18

By rent received of Charles Wheeler and John W. Hull for the use of Indians' pasture the summer of 1833 up to April 1, 1834

       .85

 

                                                                                                                  Credit        

$179.40

 

Amount of debt brought up

$172.43

 

Due Pequot Indians

   $ 6.97

     
 

Silas Chesebrough

 
 

November 19, 1833

 
     

Judicial Action:

Silas Chesebrough account with Pequot Indians 1832 and 1833.  Allowed, John DeWitt, clerk.  Received files.  November 1833

 

Docketing:

302 / 321

 

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[6] Colonel John Williams Hull