Eastern Pequot Overseer Account from July 1, 1847 to June 28, 1848

 

The Pequot Indians in account with Elias Hewitt

 
     
 

Debit

 

1847

   

July 1

To six yards shirting 60 cents, coat 2 dollars, and hat 50 cents for Ed Nedson

$  3.10

July 6  

To one pound butter 17 cents and six quarts meal 25 cents for Molly Gardner

      .42

July 10

To shirt for Henry Shantup

      .50

July14

To nine yards calico, two yards cotton cloth, and thread for Fagin's girl

    1.67

August 3

To wood for Molly Gardner

      .40

August 10

To calico dress for Philena

    1.69

August 10

To pair calf shoes for Philena 98 cents and six yards shirting  60 cents for Philena

    1.58

 

To this sum paid Stanton Hewitt for boarding Philena

  10.00

September 6

To three pounds butter at different times 50 cents to two pounds pork 20 cents

 

September 6

To seven pounds flour 28 cents, one quarter pound tea 17 cents and two pounds sugar 20 cents for Molly

    1.35

September 13

To shirt for S. Shantup[2]

      .50

September 13

To pair brogans[3] for Thomas Ned's daughter

    1.08

September 13

To twenty-eight pounds flour and one half pound tea for Thomas Ned [while] sick

    1.30

November 20

To wood for Molly Gardner

      .34

November 20

To four quarts meal 16 cents and peck potatoes 16 cents for Molly Gardner

      .32

November 27

To pair thick boots $2.25, flannel shirt 1 dollar, tobacco, thread and needles, and cloth, 33 cents for Henry Shantup

    3.58

December 18

To one pair satinet[4] pantaloons, part worn  $2, cloth coat and vest $2.75 for Henry Shantup

    4.75

December 25

To wood for Molly Gardner

      .75

December 26

To calico dress for Polly Nedson

    1.34

1848

   

January 4

To six pounds pork 54 cents, peck potatoes 17 cents, eight quarts meal 32 cents for Henry Shantup

    1.05

January 15

To coat 1 dollar, shirt 50, cents, and pair shoes 1 dollar for young Indian

    3.50

January 15

To one pound butter 20 cents, three quarts meal 12 cents. sugar 9 cent for Molly Gardner

      .41

February 8

To eight pounds pork 72 cents and one half bushel corn 50 cents for Thomas Ned

    1.22

February 8

To satinet pantaloons  $2.13 for Thomas Ned

    2.13

February 8

To pair shoes for  Thankful  

    1.06

February 28

To five pounds pork  40 cents, peck meal 25 cents, and potatoes 25 cents for Henry Shantup

      .90

March 15

To one pound tea 17 cents, three pounds sugar  33, and six quarts meal 24 cents for Molly  

      .74

April 3

To one pair brogans for Thomas Ned's daughter

    1.08

April 3

To 29[5] pounds flour 1 dollar, two pounds crackers 16 cents, one pound tea 40 cents, four pounds sugar 32 cents, and six pounds pork 54 cents for Thomas Ned

    2.46

 

To this sum paid Mrs. Williams1 for trouble and burying Ned killed in Ledyard[7]

  10.00

 

To coffin and grave cloths for Philena

    6.00

 

To paid Jack Randall old debt contra by Ezra Hewitt

    1.50

 

To paid Jack Randall for delivery coffin for Philena

    1.00

May 3

To flour 87 cents and crackers 20 cents for Thomas Ned's daughter

    1.07

May 20

To seven pounds pork and six quarts meal for Thomas Ned

      .87

May 20

To shirt 50 cents and pantaloons 2 dollars for Henry Shantup

    2.50

May 20

To wood furnished at sundry times from December 25, 1847, to June 20, 1848, for Molly Gardner

    6.00

May 25

To eight pounds pork for Thomas Ned

      .72[8]

June 25

To coffin for Ned girl

    3.50

June 25

To horse, wagon and man to assist in burying

    1.50

June 25

To shirt, stockings, etc. for Tom Ned

    1.34

June 25

To calico dress for Polly Nedson

    2.00

June 25

To pair shoes for Polly Nedson

      .92

June 25

To this sum paid Mark Daniels his bill

    9.33

 

To this sum paid black woman for keeping Philena when crazy

    3.75

June 25

To amount due Horace Niles for keeping Philena in 1845

    2.50

June 28

To coat 2 dollars and pantaloons 75 cents for Henry Shantup

    2.75

 

To this sum paid for doctoring the last year

  10.00

 

To this sum due me on last settlement with the court

  26.64

 

To interest on balance due on last settlement and cash advance before I received the rents

    2.34

 

To this sum for attending to the concerns of the Indians, letting their land, etc 20 dollars, being the amount  formerly allowed

  20.00

 

To this day and expence to New London to settle account

    2.34

 

To paid clerks fees

      .81

   

$178.59[9]

     
 

Contra  Credit

 

1848

   

April 1

By this sum received of Colonel John W. Hull for rent of the lands from April 1, 1847 to April 1, 1848                                                                          

$105.00

     

July

Due Elias Hewitt                                                                                            

$  73.59

     
     

[1] Henry?

[2] S. Shantup

[3] Brogans

[4] satinet

[5] Overwriting: The number 8 overwritten by 9

[6] Mrs. Williams

[7] Edward Ned killing

[8] In the original pagination, Hewitt's addition for this folio up until here was $88.87.  The correct sum is $78.88.  The $9.99 error is continued through the report.

[9] Because of Hewitt's $9.99 accounting error in addition as noted above, the final debit should be $168.60, making the sum due to the Overseer to be $63.60.

  • 1. Micah Williams was the wife of Silas Williams of Ledyard, Connecticut. In 1847, they employed Edward Nedson as a servant.