Bill from Thomas Hallet to Eneas Morgan and Stephen Billings, Overseers to the Western Pequot Indians

 
 
 
 
James Sunsamon’s account for necessaries for his family supplies
 
 
 
 
 
Debit
 
 
 
 
1821
 
 
May 25
To half a bushel corn
£0.1.6
 
To four quarts corn and four quarts meal
0.0.9
 
To three pecks potatoes
0.1.2
May 23
To three pounds codfish and a shad
0.1.0
 
To peck potatoes
0.0.5
 
To peck corn
0.0.9
 
To plowing one day and a half
0.13.6
May 25
To half bushel potatoes
0.0.9
 
To peck corn, four quarts meal, peck potatoes
0.1.6
June 5
To two quarts beans, four quarts meal, peck potatoes
0.1.0
 
To two pounds of pork
0.1.0
June 9
To sixteen pounds of veal
0.2.8
 
To one new cotton shirt
0.5.0
June 20
To three pounds pork at 6 pence
0.1.6
 
To two pounds pork 6 pence
0.1.0
June 29
To peck potatoes
0.5.0
 
To three pounds pork 6 pence
0.1.6
 
To two pounds pork
0.1.0
 
To eight and a half pound of cheese at 4 pence
0.2.10
August 10
To ten pounds of pig pork
0.2.8
 
To three pounds pork
0.1.6
August 15
To one new linen shirt
0.7.6
 
To two pounds pork
0.1.0
 
To peck corn
0.1.0
October 19
To an order to Elisha Morgan
0.0.9
 
To three pounds cod fish
0.0.9
October 20
To peck corn and seven pounds mutton
0.2.9
October 23
To eight pounds pork
0.4.0
 
To four quarts meal and four pounds pork
0.2.4
November 10
To getting three loads wood
0.3.0
November 25         
To 8 dollars paid overseers
2.8.0
 
To half bushel potatoes
0.0.9
December 5
To peck corn and four quarts beans
0.1.8
 
To six quarts meal
0.0.9
1822
 
 
January 2
To peck potatoes and peck corn
0.1.4
January 4
To one woolen wrapper1
0.6.0
January 10
To ten quarts corn
0.1.4
January 14
To three pounds mutton
0.0.9
 
To three quarts salt and three quarts beans
0.1.4
 
To peck corn
0.1.2
 
 
£6.9.11
1822
 
 
March 7
To one pair shoes
0.9.0
 
To peck potatoes
0.0.6
 
 
0.9.6
 
Account from 1st page
+6.9.11
 
 
£6.19.5
 
 
 
 
 
$23.242
 
Deduct cash paid by overseers
8.00
 
 
$15.24
 
 
 
 
Pequot Tribe Credit by rent of lands
£6.15.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
Received of Eneas Morgan and Stephen Billings, Overseers of Indian in Groton,
in full of the above account.        
Thomas Hallet
 
 
March 11, 1822
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           Endorsement:     Thomas Hallet’s Account Against Indians for 1821 and 1822         
                                      / Thomas Hallet Account  / £ 6.19.1 / $20 + 3.18 = $23.183
                                     
 
 
  • 1. A wrapper is a type of semi-fitted dress. Women would wear them in the mornings or evenings over their nightclothes or over their underpinnings. Having breakfast in one’s wrapper is noted in period literature. These wrappers were often made of either old dresses or loud materials. Wrappers would also be worn, in more subdued fabrics, by some women when they were pregnant. https://whynotthen.com//?s=wrapper&search=Go
  • 2. This figure is likely the result of some conversion between pounds, shillings, and pence to dollars and cents.
  • 3. It’s unclear how these figures relate to the invoice and receipt.