Eastern Pequot Overseer Account from June 29, 1842 to May 30, 1843

 

Pequot Indians in North Stonington in account with Ezra Hewitt

 

 

 

Debit

 

 

1842

 

 June 29

To balance due on settlement of account

$  68.59

 

 

To interest on balance account to June 1843 

      4.11

 

 

To one day attending court expenses, etc.     

      3.00

 

 

To paid court fees

        .81

 

 

To paid for making grave clothes for Prue Poheage

        .34

 

July 1

To paid to cash Isaac Williamswife[1] for keeping Philena by balance due

      9.00

 

July 2

To seventeen yards calico for Thomas Nedson's children 

      2.13

 

August  25

To four  pounds rice for Moses Brushell 20 cents and one pound butter 14 cents 

        .34

 

August 25

To six pounds codfish 24 cents  and to one half pound candles 8 cents,  to one pound sugar 8 cents    

        .40

 

August 25

To one half bushel corn 42 cents, six pounds pork 50 cents  

        .92

 

September 20

To six pounds pork 50  cents and one half bushel corn 42 cents   

        .92

 

September     

To paid S. Stanton1 for horse and wagon [to] bury Prudence Poheage

        .50

 

October 17

To one half bushel corn Moses Brushell 42 cents and eight pounds codfish 28 cents   

        .70

 

October 17

To one yard cotton cloth 10 cents and one shirt for Henry Shantup[3] 50 cents    

        .60

 

November 6

To one quarter bushel corn 22 cents for Henry Shantup,[4] and one half bushel corn Moses Brushell 42 cents  

        .64

 

November 6

To one half gallon molasses 17 cents and eight pounds pork 67 cents  

        .84

 

November 6

To four pounds rice 16 cents and one quarter bushel corn [for] Henry Shantup, 22 cents 

        .38

 

November 18

To six pounds pork 48 cents and to paid Peter Warham for keeping Moses Brushell 1 dollar

      1.48

 

November 27

To seven pounds flour 25 cents and one half pound tobacco 11 cents  

        .36

 

November 30

To one pair brogan shoes[5] 

      1.00

 

 

To paid Peter Warham for keeping Moses Brushell

      1.50

 

 

To one pair stockings 25 cents and one pair pantaloons 1 dollar

      1.25

 

 

To five pounds pork 40 cents and one half bushel corn 42 cents 

        .82

 

December 8

To six pounds pork 50 cents and paid William R. Wheeler for use of H. and W.[6] 75 cents  

      1.25

 

 

To paid Peter Warham for going to Mystic

        .25

 

December 12

To paid Peter Warham for keeping Moses Brushell

      1.50

 

December 28

To one pair brogan shoes for Henry Shantup

      1.25

 

 

1843

 

January

To fourteen pounds flour [for] Moses Brushell 50 cents, six pounds pork 50 cents, and two pounds sugar 20 cents  

      1.20

 

January 21

To paid Titus Denison for moving Moses Brushell

        .50

 

February 6

To four pounds pork for Thankful Nedson 33 cents and one quarter pound tea 17  cents  

        .50

 

 

To one pound candles 14  cents and seven pounds flour for Moses Brushell 25 cents  

        .39

 

 

To five pounds pork 42  cents, one quarter pound tea 17 cents, and one half gallon molasses 15  cents

        .74

 

 

To one half  pound tobacco

        .10

 

February 12

To paid Abel Main for keeping Philena

      3.00

 

February 23

To paid McCarty2 for keeping Eunice Waugs' child

    10.71

 

February 23

To paid Thomas Ward for keeping Moses Brushell

      2.25

 

March 12

To cash to Abel Main 50 cents, to eight pounds pork 64 cents  

      1.14

 

 

To two and one half  pounds cheese 85 cents, one half pound tea 34 cents, and one pound tobacco 12  cents 

      1.31

 

 

To paid Thomas Ward for keeping Moses Brushell

      1.43

 

April 4

To paid McCarty for keeping Eunice Waugs' child 

      6.63

 

April 8

To articles to Abel Main

        .50

 

April 12

To one pound tobacco 14 cents, 23 pounds and one bushel corn 68  cents  

        .82

 

 

To one half gallon molasses 20 cents and three yards beaverteen[7] [illegible ] 75 cents

        .95

 

 

To three yards c.[8] cloth 24 cents and one pair shoes $1.08 

      1.32

 

 

To paid Abel Main for Philena

      3.00

 

 

To paid Thomas Ward for keeping Moses Brushell 

      3.60

 

May 3

To four pounds pork 28 cents and one half bushel corn 34 cents 

        .62

 

May 8

To paid Captain Isaac William's wife for Philena

      3.00

 

May 12

To paid Abel Main for keeping Philena

      4.00

 

May 30

To Thomas Ward for keeping Moses Brushell 

      4.37

 

May 30

To paid Thomas P. Wattles for doctoring the Tribe for one year ending April 1, 1843

    10.00

 

 

To my services rendered in superintending their affairs for one year

    20.00

 

   

$186.96

 

 

Supra Credit

 

 

1843

 

June 16

By cash received of Colonel John W. Hull for rent of pasture from 1st April 1, 1842, to April 1, 1843

  120.00

 

By this sum overcharged in account for services

      5.00

 

$125.00

 

 

 

Debit and amount credit 

$186.96

 

- 120.00

 

 

Amount due

    66.96

 

     -5.00

 

 

Due Colonel Ezra Hewitt

$  61.96

 

 

       

 

Judicial Action:

Overseer’s account / Indian lands, etc., in North Stonington.  Approved

 

Docketing:

186 / 3 / 132

 

 

 

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[8] Possibly cotton or calico cloth

  • 1. Samuel Stanton
  • 2. Francis McCarty