1825 · United States of America
by (Americana - 19th Century - Maritime Trade - Business History - Manuscript)
United States of America: Not Published, 1825. (12) ledger style pages, loose. Entries all written in a strong, legible hand in ink and signed Paul Langdon, presumably acting as supercargo on these vessels. Brig Diomede: In account with Paul Langdon, "...Disbursements in Charleston as per bills...by My draft on Mrs. Ann Shaipley..."; the following three pages with list of disbursements for Diomede at Liverpool October 1825, very detailed including payments for various foods, repairs on the brig, services from harbor personnel and more and a page on accounts for salt carried, cash to Timothy Wiggin & freight discount.Schooner William: at Miragoane Hayti (sic) with similar payments as above, provisions, coffee, commissions, fresh beef, yams, coffee, marketing, crew wages, duties; with accounts noted to George Moody, W.E. Rogers. Schooner Milo: two pages, regarding salt & shingles shipped on board, charges on account, customs, cash account totals of Spanish dollars & gold doubloons; sale of sundries shipped by N. & Arthur Folsom and noted at Wilmington, Feb 1, 1827. Ship Newport: two pages, with attached list of 15 names including William E. Putnam, Edward A. Bragdon, Charles O. Emerson, John B. Fernald, J.P. Moody, Joseph Bragdon Jr., Stephen Grant, Henry Hill, Frederick Williams, Jeremiah Brooks, Charles Moody, Henry S. Thompson, Joseph Sewall, Alexander Demuth, William H. Sewell (at bottom of page is an un-numbered name as if the compiler, John B. Tercel(?)). Accounting for cash received of Lindsay & Haven and disbursements for the ship at Charleston paid by Paul Langdon: men employed at the rigging, cash for marketing, cabin boom, knifes & spoons, mending timber dogs, heaving the ship off, stevedores, blacksmiths, wood, "cash paid Woman cook 29 days..." advanced wages for Mr. Hill, Libby, Woodson and "Cash paid for knife for the Italian Sailor" dated July 1835.Miscellaneous: One of the pages, headed Elizabeth Sewall, with 3-line entries for 1833 & 1835 regarding the payment of services for "...labour & superintending her Farm..." during those years; another page, with the date of December of 1859 with short entries for the entire month detail weather, farming, woodcutting & fishing activities, some community information, names of McIntire, Hutchins, Lucas, Wilson, in a somewhat more spidery hand and with a note at the side "All above is from my best recollections." Approx. 8" x 12 1/2" size, some light edgewear, little spotting;in very good condition; interesting maritime trade history. . Manuscript. Not Bound. Very Good.
(Inventory #: 24840)