1835 · New York
The present collection comprises of the sixty-nine receipts accrued by the ship and its owners while docked in New York, including wages, victuals, and pilotage. Local strongman Robert B. Harris was first employed upon docking with the tasks of loading the sails to the loft and bringing in bread, flour, pork, beef, whiskey, and a medicine chest, for which he received £5 14s ($14.25). Four months later, in March, he was sought after again to bring in sawdust and more pork and beef, for which he received an additional £4 11s. Night watchman John Coger received a total of $39.50 for a series of stints in that capacity while at sea between August and November, 1834.
As well as manual labor and ship repair materials, of special interest to the gourmand are the lengthy receipts accrued with the local grocer Rogers & Schatzel, from whom the ship acquired, among many other items, sperm candles and oil, rum, buckwheat, vinegar, coffee and tea, bread, sweet potatoes, turnips, beans, salt and pepper, sugar, and, in a June, 1835, receipt, a smallish packet of peaches that set back the owners 50 cents. (Inventory #: 1544)