Invoice, George B. Walbridge to Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery, 18 June 1836
George B. Walbridge, Invoice, , Erie Co., NY, to , [, Geauga Co., OH], 18 June 1836; unidentified handwriting; one page; JS Office Papers, CHL. Includes endorsement and docket.
Single leaf lined with 10 horizontal blues lines (now faded), measuring 3½ x 7⅞ inches (9 x 20 cm). The right edge of the recto has the square cut of manufactured paper; all other edges are torn, suggesting the leaf was part of a larger leaf or possibly a bifolium. The document was folded once horizontally. docketed the verso when the document was in an unfolded state: “G.R. Walbridge | Bill $36.28 | Due Oct. 18 1836”. A second docket in unidentified handwriting, likely inscribed when the document was folded, reads: “Sugar”. The bottom edge is folded forward and there is marked staining and coal dust on the document.
This document was in the possession of church agents who purchased sugar from Walbridge in . Based on the docket by , the invoice was in church possession from its reception, suggesting continuous institutional custody.
The size and weight of a barrel varied and was often dependent on whether the contents were liquid or solid. In the United States, statutes generally regulated that a barrel should contain 28 to 31½ gallons. (“Barrel,” in American Dictionary .)
An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.