Invoice, O. Cobb & Co. to Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery, 13 October 1836

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, Oct 13h 1836
Messrs
Bought of O. COBB & CO.,
Wholesale Fish Dealers,
NO. 6 COENTIES SLIP, Corner of Water Street.
7 Barrels 2 Machl [Mackerel] 9 1/ 4— $64.75
<​2 casks chd Banf | 1 to ourselvs​> 42 Qtr Codfish 29 28/— 147.00
Casks 4¼. lg 15/1 6.13
$217.88
Rcd [Received] pay[men]t
O. Cobb & Co
S E Darling [p. [1]]
O. Cobb & Co
Fish.
$217.88 [p. [2]]

Footnotes

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    Printed text ends; S. E. Darling handwriting resumes.  

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    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 [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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    “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 handwriting of Marcellus Cowdery.