Invoice, John A. Newbould to Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery, 17 June 1836

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, June 17th 1836
Messrs.
Bought of ,
IMPORTER and Wholesale Dealer in all descriptions of
Foreign and Domestic Hardware, Cutlery, Sadlery, Iron, Steel, Nails, &c.
189 MAIN-STREET,
3 doors below the Farmers’ Hotel.
75 lbs glue 1/ 9 16.41
6 doz[en] knvs & fks [knives & forks] Ea 5/6 7/— 10/— 10/— 9/— 10/— 38.62
1 [doz] butcher knives 12/— 1.50
6 pr [pairs] carvers Ea 3/— 5/— 6/— 10.50
3 [pr carvers] 7/— 2.62
1 doz pocket knvs Ea 12/— 14/— 3.25
1 [doz] norfolk latches Ea 0 <​6/—​>, 1 <​9/—​> 1.87
1 [doz] Amkn [norfolk latches] 34/— 4.25
1 [doz] bright thumb [latches] 4 9/— 1.12
1 [doz bright] turn screws Ea 12/— 22/— 4.25
1 [doz bright] snuffers Ea 16/— 26/— 5.25
3/4 [doz bright snuffers] 8/— 0.75
3/4 [doz] japd [snuffers] trays 18/— 1.69
3/4 [doz] spoke shaves 28/— 2.62
1/4 [doz spoke shaves] extra good 48/— 1.50
1 [doz] plated table spoons 14/— 1.75
12 c fish hooks 2/ 6 3.75
5 [c] darning needles 1/ 6 0.94
1 gross Knitting pins 3/ 6 0.44
1 doz razor straps Ea 28/— 56/— 10.50
2 [doz] fancy soap 6/— 1.50
2 [doz] spectacles 12/— 3.00
1 [doz] pocket books 20/— 2.50
1 [doz] wallets 4/— 0.50
3 lbs shoe thread Ea 5/— 6/— 8/— 7.13
<​Bad​> 1 doz pocket compasses 34/— 4.25
4 [doz] glass knobs 8/— 4.00
7/ 12 [doz] pocket inkstands 10/— 0.73
1 [doz] chalk lines 4/— 0.50
2 [doz chalk lines] 6/— 1.50
1 gross awl blades 20/— 2.50
1/2 doz slates 11/— 0.69
142.38
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Amount bro[ugh]t forward 142.38
1 doz[en] single plane irons Ea[ch] 2⅛ 2¼ 2⅝ 24/— 28/— 30/— 36/— 10.25
3/4 [doz single plane irons] 2⅝ 3.37
1/2 [doz single plane irons] 2 22/— 1.38
1/2 [doz] double [plane irons] Ea 2⅛ 2¼ 2⅜. 2½ 2⅝ 42/— 44/— 52/— 54/— 56/— 15.50
20 M sparables 5/ 8 in 7 1.40
24 [M sparables] 1/2 [in] 6 1.44
12 [M] brads 3/4 in 10 1.20
1 doz bolted latches 42/— 5.25
Two sheet iron tea kettles 11/— 2.75
One [sheet iron tea kettle] 12/— 1.50
1 doz wool cards 15/— 1.87
1/2 [doz] rat traps 28/— 1.75
1/2 [doz] mouse [traps] 15/— 0.94
25 lbs refined borax 0.28 7.00
Two dinner bells 9/— 2.25
Three [dinner bells] Ea 6/— 7/— 4.87
1/2 doz powder flasks Ea 18/— 20/— 2.37
Two brace & bitts Ea 18— 18/— 30 bitts 24/— 10.50
1/2 doz ink powder 7/— 0.43
5/ 12 [doz] plated tea bells No. 1 17/— 0.89
7/ 12 [doz] bright flint boxes 24/— 1.75
1 [doz] box wood combs 5/ 6 0.69
12 bunches beads 1/— 1.50
3 doz butts Ea 1¼ <​15​> 2¾ <​48​> 3½ <​0.85​> 4.44
<​4 Short​> 6 [doz butts] 2½ 0.37 2.22
2 [doz butts] 4 1.06 2.12
1 gross screws Ea 1¼, 3½, 5½, 7½, 2⅝, 5⅝, 9⅝, 6¾ <​17, 18, 19, 23, 18, 22, 31, 26¢​> 1.74
1 [gross screws] 9¾, 10 1, 12 1, 10 1¼, 14 1¼, 15 1½, 16 2 <​32, 36, 40, 40, 56, 75, 1.00​> 3.79
1/4 doz bellows 42/— 1.31
2/3 [doz] combs 16/— 1.32
1/2 [doz] waiters 14/— 0.87
1/2 [doz] rule[r]s Ea 48/— 68/— 7.25
1/6 [doz] sad iron stands 12/— 0.25
2 pr [pairs] sad irons 24 lbs 7— 1.68
1 gross awl hafts 18/— 2.25
17 Augurs (85 qrs) 1/— 10.63
Cask 6/– boxes 4/— Ctge [Cartage] 1/6 1.44
264.54
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One cask
One box borax
One box glue
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Rec[eive]d. a note at six months for annexed bill
— [4 lines blank] [p. [3]]
’s
Bill Hard Ware
$264.54
Due Dec. 17, 1836.
$264.54 [p. [4]]

Footnotes

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    TEXT: “BUFFALO” is printed in hollow characters.  

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    Printed text ends; John A. Newbould handwriting resumes.  

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    A thumb latch, popular from about 1800 to 1840, that was fairly inexpensive and used standardized parts. The Norfolk latch consisted of an ornamented sheet-iron plate that was screwed into a door and an attached iron grip or handle. The handle’s midpoint had a ribbed or patterned swelling in its midsection. A thumbpiece with a lever was placed above the grip. (Garvin, Building History of Northern New England, 82–83.)  

    Garvin, James L. A Building History of Northern New England. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2001.

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    “An instrument for cropping the snuff of a candle.” (“Snuffers,” 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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    An instrument with round handles at the end of a stock and a wedge-shaped iron with two turned-up tangs driven into holes in the stock. Originally a specialized tool for a wheelwright, it became a generalized tool for other craftsmen. Metal spokeshaves were popular in the United States in the mid-1800s. (Goodman, History of Woodworking Tools, 203.)  

    Goodman, William Louis. The History of Woodworking Tools. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1964.

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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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    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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    Blades used in woodworking planes. (“Plane,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 7:943.)  

    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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    Term for a small nail. A sparable also referred to a headless wedge-shaped nail used in the soles and heels of shoes. (“Sparable,” in American Dictionary [1828]; “Sparable,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 10:512.)  

    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.

    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 nail that lacks a shoulder over the shank or a broad head and is driven entirely into the wood; used in floors. (“Brad,” in American Dictionary [1828]; “Brad,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 1:1045.)  

    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.

    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 carpentry tool with a crank handle and a socket to hold the bit; used for boring. (“Brace,” in Oxford English Dictionary, 1:1041.)  

    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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    Possibly refers to a butt hinge, available in the New England area as early as 1800. Commonly used today, the hinge swivels on a knuckle or joint and is installed in the edge of a door or shutter. (“Butt,” in American Dictionary [1828]; Garvin, Building History of Northern New England, 81.)  

    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.

    Garvin, James L. A Building History of Northern New England. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2001.

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    Endorsement in handwriting of Newel K. Whitney.  

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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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    TEXT: Insertion in light brown ink underneath the numbers in this row of the invoice.  

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    TEXT: Insertion in light brown ink underneath the numbers in this row of the invoice.  

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    “A vessel on which tea furniture, etc. is carried.” (“Waiter,” 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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    “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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    “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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    Docket in unidentified handwriting.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Oliver Cowdery.