Invoice and Letter, Gardner & Patterson to Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery, 27 June 1836

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June 27th 1836
Bo[ugh]t of &
9. Pro Tea Setts Ea 8/— 9/— 19.13
9 [Pro] Cov[ere]d Dishes @ 8/— 9.00
6 [Pro] Sauce Tureens @ 6/— 4.50
3 [Pro] Soup [Tureens] [@] 24/— 9.00
1½ Gro[ss] [Pro] Teas @ $5.00 7.50
1 [Gro Pro] Coffees @ $8.00 8.00
<​1 set Short.​> 3 Im[itation] China Tea Setts 28/— 10.50
2 White [China Tea Setts] 15.00
<​1 doz[en] 12/ Short.​> 1/2 Doz Pro Jugs Ea 12/— 20/— 30/— 42/— 6.50
1 Luster China Tea Setts 5.00
3 Doz Col[ore]d Jugs <​1½​> 18/— <​1​> 28/— <​1/2​> 40/— 9.38
16 [Doz] Edgd Plates <​2​> 5/— <​6​> 4/— <​4​> 3 /9 <​2​> 3/ 6 <​2​> 3/— 7.73
2 [Doz] Toy Cans @ 4/— 1.00
6 pair Ewers & Basins @ 6/— 4.50
6 [pair] CC [Ewers & Basins] [@] 4/ 3 3.19
<​1 doz sho[r]t 16/—​> 1 Doz. [CC] Jugs Ea 6/— 10/— 16/— 4.00
1 [Doz] End Sugars @ 14/— 1.75
1 [Doz] Pro Bowls Ea 10/— 12/— 2.75
4 [Doz] End Bowls Ea 6/— 7/— 6.50
1 Gro End Teas @— 3.00
1 Doz Prd [Printed] Tea Pots Ea 40/— 48/— 11.00
1 [Doz] CC Chambers @ 24/— 3.00
1 [Doz] Cold Chambers @ 30/— 3.75
2 [Doz] Glass Peppers @ 12/— 3.00
6 4 Hole Brit Castors [Casters] @ 12/— 9.00
1 Doz Sun Glasses @ — 0.94
2 [Doz] Crewets [Cruets] @ 10/— 2.50
<​5 short​> 3 [Doz] Salts ass[orte]d @ 12/— 4.50
4 [Doz] Glass Cup Plates 4/— 2.00
157.62 <​177.62​>
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Amount Brought Over 177.62
4 Doz[en] Wines @ 10/— 5.00
1½ [Doz] Decanters Ea 21/— 28/— 9.19
1½ [Doz Decanters] Ea 15/— 21/— 6.75
2 [Doz] Gilt Tumblers @ 12/— 3.00
4 [Doz] Tumblers Ea 7/— 8/— 9/— 12/— 18.00
3 [Doz] Glass Dishes 10/— 12/— 36/— 7.25
1/2 [Doz] Water Bottles @ 6/— Ea 4.50
1/2 [Doz] Glass Lamps Ea 16/— 20/— 24/— 30/— 5.63
1/2 [Doz] Lanterns @ $6½ 3.25
2 Persian Tea Setts @ 14/— 3.50
4 Doz CC Twiflers @ 3/ 9 1.75
1 [Doz] Glass Jars Ea 40/— 24/— 16/— 10.00
255.44
2 Crates Freight from 23.25
2 Casks 2 Casks 6/— Box 2/— Cartage 4/— 2.25
1 Box $280.94
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Gentn
Annexed we hand you an Invoice of Five Packages which we hope will arive safe and open to your satisfactions. We will forward on the printed Plates as soon as we receive them which will be the earliest part of the ensuing week
Yours Very Respt
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Messrs
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Bill
Crockery.
$280.94 [p. [4]]

Footnotes

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    A deep earthenware or plated vessel with a lid, usually utilized to serve soup, sauce, or gravy. (“Tureen,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 11:476.)  

    The Oxford English Dictionary. Edited by James A. H. Murray, Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. 12 vols. 1933. Reprint, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970.

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    Twelve dozen or 144 items. (“Gross,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    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.

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    Endorsement in handwriting of Newel K. Whitney.  

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    Endorsement in handwriting of Newel K. Whitney.  

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    Lusterware or lustreware was a type of ceramic pottery invented in England and widely popular in the nineteenth century. It was produced by applying metal oxide to the surface of pottery, giving it the appearance of silver, gold, or copper. (“Lustre,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 6:515.)  

    The Oxford English Dictionary. Edited by James A. H. Murray, Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. 12 vols. 1933. Reprint, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970.

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    A pitcher with a wide spout, used to hold water. It was pared with a basin and often used for washing hands. (“Ewer,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    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.

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    Abbreviation for creamware, or cream-colored earthenware, an inexpensive ceramic produced in the 1830s that was light in color. (Miller, “A Revised Set of CC Index Values,” 1.)  

    Miller, George L. “A Revised Set of CC Index Values for Classification and Economic Scaling of English Ceramics from 1787 to 1880.” Historical Archaeology 25, no. 1 (1991): 1–25.

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    Endorsement in handwriting of Newel K. Whitney.  

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    A euphemistic term in the crockery trade for a chamber pot, a bedchamber vessel used for human waste. (“Chamberpot,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 2:258.)  

    The Oxford English Dictionary. Edited by James A. H. Murray, Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. 12 vols. 1933. Reprint, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970.

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    A condiment jar for pepper, often decorative. (See 13th Annual Illustrated Catalogue, 49.)  

    13th Annual Illustrated Catalogue of the Busiest House in America Containing Illustrations and Prices of a Few Leading and Staple Styles of Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry Silverware, Clocks, Canes, Umbrellas, Opera Glasses, Gold Spectacles, Eye Glasses, Etc. Salem, WV: Busiest House in America, 1889.

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    A metal or glass container with a perforated top used for table condiments. Casters were often decorated and sold as matched sets with a metal stand. (“Caster,” in American Dictionary [1828]; see also 13th Annual Illustrated Catalogue, 40–47.)  

    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.

    13th Annual Illustrated Catalogue of the Busiest House in America Containing Illustrations and Prices of a Few Leading and Staple Styles of Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry Silverware, Clocks, Canes, Umbrellas, Opera Glasses, Gold Spectacles, Eye Glasses, Etc. Salem, WV: Busiest House in America, 1889.

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    A small bottle or vial for holding liquids such as vinegar or oil. A matched set of casters was called a cruet frame or cruet set. (“Cruet,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 2:1217.)  

    The Oxford English Dictionary. Edited by James A. H. Murray, Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. 12 vols. 1933. Reprint, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970.

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    Endorsement in handwriting of Newel K. Whitney.  

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    A condiment jar for table salt, often decorative. (See 13th Annual Illustrated Catalogue, 49.)  

    13th Annual Illustrated Catalogue of the Busiest House in America Containing Illustrations and Prices of a Few Leading and Staple Styles of Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry Silverware, Clocks, Canes, Umbrellas, Opera Glasses, Gold Spectacles, Eye Glasses, Etc. Salem, WV: Busiest House in America, 1889.

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    Abbreviation for creamware, or cream-colored earthenware, an inexpensive ceramic produced in the 1830s that was light in color. (Miller, “A Revised Set of CC Index Values,” 1.)  

    Miller, George L. “A Revised Set of CC Index Values for Classification and Economic Scaling of English Ceramics from 1787 to 1880.” Historical Archaeology 25, no. 1 (1991): 1–25.

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    “A close vessel for containing liquors, formed by staves, heading and hoops. This is a general term comprehending the pipe, hogshead, butt, barrel, etc.” (“Cask,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    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.

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    The cost associated with transporting goods, which were originally transported by cart. (“Cartage,” in American Dictionary [1828].)  

    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.

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    TEXT: “Patte[page torn]”. This part of the page is damaged due to the removal of an adhesive wafer.  

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    TEXT: “Chs G I[page torn]”. This part of the page is damaged due to the removal of an adhesive wafer. See Directory for the City of Buffalo [1836], 91.  

    A Directory for the City of Buffalo; Containing the Names and Residence of the Heads of Families and Householders, in Said City, on the First of May, 1836. Buffalo, NY: L. P. Crary, 1836.

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    Postage in unidentified handwriting.  

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    Postmark stamped in blue ink in upper left corner.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Oliver Cowdery.