Eastern Pequot Overseer Account from July 17, 1844 to June 20, 1845

 

The Pequot Tribe of Indians in account with Elias Hewitt, their overseer

Debit

1844

July 17 

To one day to Norwich to give bonds and expenses

$    2.00

July 17

To paid clerk County Court for bond           

        .50

August 8 and 9

To two day to Lebanon to settle and pay them for support of Zilph Talsbury, one of the tribe.  For myself and horse   

      4.00

To paid account for my expenses                              

      1.13

To paid Daniel Carpenter, agent of Lebanon, for supporting said Zilph Talsbury six months, ending August 10, 1844 as per his bill                   

    13.00

October 8

To ten yards of bed tick for Zilph               

      1.13

                 

To six yards cotton shirting for Zilph    

        .54

November 14

To this sum paid J. McCarty for supporting Eunice Waugs' child from April 1 to December 14 as per bill    

      8.00 

December 25

To this sum paid C. G. Sisson[1] for summering five head of cattle in the pasture                         

     10.00

December 25

To this sum paid Ezra Hewitt, it being a balance due him on settlement with the County Court as per bill    

     83.72

                 

To this sum paid Dudley R. Wheeler for cloth for Philena for one pair of shoes                       

       2.75

1845

January 2

To five pounds beef  25 cents and half bushel potatoes 17 cents for Henry Shantup

        .50

January 22

To cloth coat for Henry Shantup                  

      1.50

February 1

To cash paid George W. Shirley for keeping Philena  

      2.00 

February 1

To shirt and pantaloons for Henry Shantup   

      1.50

February 27

To this sum paid Charles Arnold, Esq., which he paid account for keeping Zilph Nedson from August 10, 1844, to February 4, 1845, when she died, including expense of burying her 

    25.641

April 2 

To this sum paid Mrs. Shirley[3] for keeping Philena, one of the Tribe

       1.10

April 2 

To paid Dudley R. Wheeler for pair shoes for Molly Gardiner

       1.08

April 2 

To paid Henry Gardiner for keeping Molly Gardner       

       2.25

May 10   

To flour, pork, and beef delivered [to] Thomas Nedson when Lem Shelly died

       1.86

 

To this sum paid Major Samuel Stanton for grave cloths for Lem Shelly and assistance in burying

       1.75

June 8

To paid Mrs. Walker2 for keeping Molly Gardner               

       3.00

June 8

To this sum paid David Holmes for coffin for Lem Shelly as per bill

       2.50

June 15

To this sum paid Doctor Walker3 for doctoring the Tribe as per his bill                  

       9.00

 

To interest on cash advanced                                                         

       2.00

June 20

To this sum for my services attending to the ordinary concerns of the Tribe, letting their land, etc., it being the sum allowed former overseers

     20.00

June 20

To one day to New London to settle account with Court and expenses

       2.00

   

To this sum paid the court for settling account  

         .81

 $204.274

                 

Contra Credit

1844

December 25

By cash received of C. G. Sisson for rent of pasture from April 1844 to April 1845                                            

    90.00

December 25

By Benadam Hewitt's notes for $90, payable December 25,1845, which was given for rent of pasture from April 1845 to April 1846, the present worth of the note is

    86.30

  5

$176.30

Balance due Elias Hewitt 

$  27.97

Elias Hewitt

Judicial Action:

Elias Hewitt account with Pequot Indians, 1845.  Allowed and approved

Docketing:

 462 / 10 / 98a

 

[1] Charles Grandison Sisson

[2] In the original document, this entry marked the end of the page, where Hewitt then added the cost of the items to be $156.91.  The actual cost figure at that point was $157.91, an error of one dollar.

[3] Phebe Burroughs was the wife of Dr. Levi Walker.   

[4] The cost figures for the numbers given total $204.26. Hewitt was off by one cent.

[5]

[6] Deleted Text: $204.27

  • 1. In the original document, this entry marked the end of the page, where Hewitt then added the cost of the items to be $156.91.  The actual cost figure at that point was $157.91, an error of one dollar.
  • 2. Phebe Burroughs Walker
  • 3. Dr. Levi Walker
  • 4. The cost figures for the numbers given total $204.26. Hewitt was off by one cent.
  • 5. Deleted Text: $204.27