Invoice, D. O. Ketchum to Cahoon, Carter & Co., 18 June 1836

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June 18, 1836
Messrs
Bo[ugh]t of D[aniel] O. Ketchum
1 P[iece]s Cotton Cord 33. 0.69 22.75
2 [Ps] Linnen 72 26 18.72
2 [Ps] Elastic Cord Lines 52 3/— 19.50
1 [Ps] Blue J[e]an 28½ 2/— 7.16
1 [Ps] Red Check 36 5.94
1 [Ps] Brown Holland 25. 2/— 6.13
1 [Ps] White Musalls 18 6/— 13.50
1 [Ps] Yellow Flannel 23 2 55 12.93
1 [Ps] Blk Bombazine 33 3 1.18 39.82
1 [Ps Blk Bombazine] Tape 2.12½ 11.19
2 [Ps] Vestings 15 2 6/ 11.63
1 [Ps Vestings] 33 1.25 4.78 <​0.10 over​>
1 [Ps] Red Velvet 4 2 44 1.98
1 [Ps] Irish Linen 13— 60 7.80
1 [Ps Irish Linen] 13— 75 9.75
1 [Ps] Linen Lawn 45 2.96 <​4 over​>
3 [Ps] French Prints 72/ 18 ◊◊ 90 42 37.80
Amount car[ried] over $235.30
[p. [1]]
Amount Bro[ugh]t for[war]d 235.30
1 p[iece]s Blk Gingham 30. 32 9.60
2 [ps Blk Gingham] 54 2/— 14.00
3 [ps] Check [Gingham] 90 31 27.90
2 [ps Check Gingham] 90 3/— 33.75
1 [ps] Super Blk Silk Velvet 22¼ 4.25 95.00 <​over 0.44​>
1 [ps] Blk Gro de Nap 68¾ 4/— 34.37
6 Ps Ladies Silk Cravats $10.00 60.00
12 [Ps] Choppat 2.50 30.00
6 [Ps] [Choppat] 3.50 21.00
6 [Ps] India Hdkfs [Handkerchiefs] 5.25 31.50
6 [Ps] Flag [Hdkfs] 5.50 33.00
12 [Ps] Pongees [Hdkfs] 5.25 63.00
3½ doz[en] Cotton Hdks 20/— 8.75
6 [doz] Madrass [Hdkfs] 10/— 7.50
1½ [doz] Flage as the an 8/— 1.50
2 [doz] Vest Patterns 24/— 6.00
2 [doz] Blk Worsted Hose 5.00 10.00
1 [doz Blk Worsted Hose] 9.00 9.00
6 [doz] Elastics 1.50 9.00
1 4/ 12 [doz] Fancy Combs 2.50 3.34
carr[ied] over $743.51
[p. 2]
Amount Bro[ugh]t Fo[rward] 743.51
1 7/ 12 doz[en] Wallets $1.25 2.00
1½ [doz Wallets] 1.00 1.50
2 [doz] Blk nt Gloves 5.00 10.00
10/ 12 [doz] White [Gloves] 5.00 4.17
10/ 12 [doz White] Silk [Gloves] 8.00 6.67 <​1 p Short​>
11/ 12 [doz White] Cotton [Gloves] 3.50 3.21
2 P[iece]s Lace 1.00 6 6.00
8 [Ps] Edgings 2.88 4 $11.52
18 [Ps] Irsh Lace 3.88 2/— 97.00
16-1 [Ps] Qulling 37 2 0.74
20-2 [Ps Qulling] 85 1 2.20
30-1 [Ps Qulling] 41 1 3 1.25
40-2 [Ps Qulling] 108 3.78
50-2 [Ps Qulling] 80 4 3.20
60-1 [Ps Qulling] 44 1.98
70-2 [Ps Qulling] 112 1 5 5.63
80.1 [Ps Qulling] 44 2 6 2.67
90.1 [Ps Qulling] 52 1 7 3.66
100 1 [Ps Qulling] 33 8 2.64
1 [Ps] Swiss Muslin 8 1.00 8.00
4 [Ps] Jackonts [Jaconet] 55¼ 42 23.21
3 1 [Ps] Fog Swiss 10 30 3.00
1 [Ps Fog Swiss] 9 2 5/— 5.94
1 [Ps Fog Swiss] 10 6/— 7.50
$960.98
[p. 3]
Am[oun]t Bro[ugh]t Frd. [Forward] 960.98
2 p[ai]rs Bobet [Bobbinet] Lace 21 20 4.20
1 1 [prs Bobet Lace] 10 35 3.50
2 1 [prs Bobet Lace] 16 3/— 6.00
3 2 [prs Bobet Lace] 30. 46 13.80
4 2 [prs Bobet Lace] 50 3 55 11.00
5 4 [prs Bobet Lace] 56 3 65 34.88
40 3 Pr Fig Book Muslin 20 2/— 7.50
20 2 [pr Fig Book Muslin] 20 31 6.20
18 2 Mull Muslin 20 55 11.00
25. 2 [Mull Muslin] 24 44 10.56
45 2 3 [illegible] [Muslin] Mull 30 54 16.20
20 1 Bishop Lawn 12 45 5.40
33 1 [Bishop Lawn] 12 55 6.60
36 1 [Bishop Lawn] 12 60 7.80
42 1 [Bishop Lawn] 12 75 9.00
2 6 p Cambr[ic] Muslin 72 3/— 27.00
7 5 [p Cambric Muslin] 60 40 24.00
9 3 [p] Stripe [Muslin] 36 56 20.16
2 2 [p Stripe Muslin] 24. 40 9.60
7 6 [p] Ch[e]ck [Muslin] 72. 40 28.80
1 5 doz[en] Fancy Hdkfs[Handkerchiefs] 6.00 30.00
2 4 [doz Fancy Hdkfs] 7.50 30.00
3 2 [doz Fancy Hdkfs] 9.00 18.00
4½ [doz Fancy Hdkfs] 13.50 6.75
5 12 Sewing silk Stratts 2.12½ 25.50
6½ Lav[ender] damask [Stratts] 30.00 15.00
$1359.43
[p. 4]
Am[oun]t Br[ough]t for[war]d <​1359.43​>
No 1 6/ 12 cotton Hdkss [Handkerchiefs] 3.25 1.63
2 1/— [cotton Hdkss] 4.25 2.13
3½ Shawls 13.50 6.75
1 1 Whte Merr Shawls 4.25 4.25
2 2 [Whte Merr Shawls] 6.50 13.00
1 2 Black 7.00 14.00
6 Boxes Holl[and] Thred 1.00 6.00
2 d Black sewings 8.50 17.00
2¼ [Black sewings] 10.00 22.50
228 skn col[ore]d 0.02 4.56
3 d Blk Thred 8/— 3.00
2 Black Hdkfs 3/— 0.75
1½ Whit Crape 4.00 6.00
1 Black [Crape] 5.00 5.00
No. 60 21 [Black] Ribbons 80 16.80
[No.] 9 18 [Black Ribbons] 1.22 20.96 <​1.00 under​>
3 39 Col[ore]d [Ribbons] 40 15.60
4 30 [Cold Ribbons] 56 16.80
50 Galloons 22 11.00
16 3 Gau Ribbons 1.50 4.50
12 2 [Gau Ribbons] 8/— 2.00
16 2 Col [Ribbons] 14/— 3.50
6 Sil[k] Gau Hat Ribbns 3.00 18.00
$1575.16
[p. 5]
Am[oun]t Bro[ugh]t frd [forward] 1575.16
1 Bk Batting 22/— 2.75
4 doz[en] Belts 1.50 6.00
2½ [doz] [Belts] 2.50 6.25
1 [doz] Pading 60.2 0.35 21.18
2 [doz] Buckram 50 <​10​> 1/— 6.25
1 12 Umbrellas 7/— 10.50
2 3 [Umbrellas] 13/— 4.88
3 3 [Umbrellas] 15/— 5.50 <​0.13 under​>
4 3 [Umbrellas] 17/— 6.38
1 Black C. flannel 50. 22 11.00
1 Brown [flannel] 38. 20 7.60
$1663.45
11 Black Shirtings 288 3 11 2 33.13
4 [Black Shirtings] 125 1/— 11 15.63
6 [Black Shirtings] 187 13 2. 23.23
3 [Black Shirtings] 89 3 14 12.50
2 [Black Shirtings] 64 3 15 9.72
1 Selected [Shirting] 30 1 16 4.84
1 Linnen 36 34 10.80
19 Brow[n] Shirting 645 2. 0.13 84.91 <​over 1.00​>
15 [Brown] Shirting 490 13 2 66.15
[Brown] Shirting 704 11 2 82.34
$345.29
$2,008.74
Boxes & cartage 6.00
$2,014.74
Rcd [Received] Payably note payabl at the Bank of 6 mo[nth]s
D[aniel] O Ketchum [p. 6]
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Bill
D. O. Ketcham
Bill of dry Goods
Amt $2,014.74 [p. [8]]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    A twilled fabric often made out of cotton and linen used primarily for trousers. (“Jean,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 271.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  2. 2

    A generic name for fine white linen cloth. (“Holland,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 258–259.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  3. 3

    Cloth made of silk warp and worsted weft in a serge or twill weave. Black bombazine was used for mourning garments. (“Bombazine,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 172, 175.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  4. 4

    A generic term for fabric intended to manufacture waistcoats. (“Vesting,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 372.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

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    Endorsement in handwriting of Oliver Cowdery.  

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    Endorsement in handwriting of Oliver Cowdery.  

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    Endorsement in handwriting of Oliver Cowdery.  

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    TEXT: Possibly short for “Gros de Naples,” a plain woven silk fabric from Italy used for coats or hats. (“Gros de Naples,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 74.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  9. 6

    A lightweight silk taffeta from the East Indies. (“Choppat,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 40.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  10. 7

    A clothing and curtain fabric with Chinese origins woven from uneven threads of silk. It was originally a tan color but in the early nineteenth century was often dyed. (“Pongee,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 327.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  11. 8

    Large, brightly colored handkerchiefs typically manufactured in the Madras region of India. (“Madras,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 287.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  12. 9

    A knapsack or bag for carrying necessities for travel. (“Wallet,” 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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    Jaconet was a fine cotton fabric, originally from East India, used for dresses. It was thicker than muslin but thinner than nainsook. (“Jaconet,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 82; “Jaconet,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 269.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  15. 11

    Bobbinet was a “machine-made, hexagonal net, used for quillings, trimmings, etc.” It is also possible that the clerk made an error here and was referring instead to bobbin lace, a type of lace made by working bobbins or bones around pins in a cushion to produce a pattern. (“Bobbinnet,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 22; “Bobbin Lace,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 171.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  16. 12

    In the context of textiles, the term “book” is “derived from the booklike form in which some of the finer calicoes were folded and marketed in India.” A bookfold involved the fabric being “folded once lengthwise and twice crosswise.” (“Muslin,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 304; “Bookfold,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles 23.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  17. 13

    “A soft, sheer cotton fabric, similar to Swiss muslin, but finer and closer, and has a bluish tint.” (“Lawn,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 275.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

  18. 14

    A light, plain woven fabric typically made from cotton or linen. (“Cambric,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 31.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

  19. 15

    A generic name for fine white linen cloth. (“Holland,” in Montgomery, Textiles in America, 258–259.)  

    Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America: 1650–1870. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

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    Endorsement in handwriting of Oliver Cowdery.  

  21. 16

    A “plain woven or twilled coarse, open fabric” made of hemp, cotton yarn, or hair. It was used for hat shapes if sized; when not lined, it was used for under-lining and as a stiffener for clothes. (“Buckram,” in Harmuth, Dictionary of Textiles, 27.)  

    Harmuth, Louis. Dictionary of Textiles. New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1915.

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    Endorsement in handwriting of Oliver Cowdery.  

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    Endorsement in handwriting of Oliver Cowdery.  

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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: Written on right side of page.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Marcellus Cowdery.