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Slade & Co. General Ledger
1783 - 1784
Folio #20

         
               
 

Account Of:
Thomas Riggs

         
   
NOTE: See bottom of page for abbreviations used:
         
                       
Date Qty Description Debit Credit Balance
      £ s p £ s p £ s p
1783   Balance owing at the end of the fishing season 26 14 2.5       26 14 2.5
19 Nov 1783 1 gal Tar 0 4 0       26 18 2.5
19 Nov 1783 .5 lb Yarn 0 3 0       27 1 2.5
19 Jan 1784 .5 lb Pepper 0 2 3       27 3 5.5
19 Jan 1784 1 gal Brandy 0 6 0       27 9 5.5
06 Feb 1783 1 gal Brandy 0 6 0       27 15 5.5
06 Feb 1783 2 yd Lincy (?) 0 6 0       28 1 5.5
04 Mar 1784 2 qt Brandy 0 3 0       28 4 5.5
04 Mar 1784 2 qt Brandy 0 3 0       28 7 5.5
05 Mar 1784 .5 bbl Beef 1 10 0       29 17 5.5
18 Mar 1784 2 qt Brandy 0 3 0       30 0 5.5
29 Mar 1784 2 qt Brandy 0 3 0       30 3 5.5
30 Mar 1784 2 qt Brandy 0 3 0       30 6 5.5
31 Mar 1784 1 gal Brandy 0 6 0       30 12 5.5
12 Apr 1784 .5 rand Genging twine 0 1 6       30 13 11.5
16 Apr 1784 1 qt Brandy 0 1 6       30 15 5.5
18 Apr 1784 10 lb Butter 0 12 6       31 7 11.5
18 Apr 1784 1 qt Brandy 0 1 6       31 9 5.5
10 May 1784 257.5 gal Seal Oyl       17 0 3 14 9 2.5
10 May 1784 22 ea Harp (seal) skins                  
10 May 1784 28 ea Bedlamer (seal) skins (both totalled as one amount)       2 7 0 12 2 2.5
10 May 1784 7 qt Brandy 0 10 6       12 12 8.5
11 May 1784 1 gal Brandy 0 6 0       12 18 8.5
12 May 1784 2 qt Brandy 0 3 0       13 1 8.5
18 May 1784 10 lb Butter 0 12 6       13 14 2.5
18 May 1784 1 qt Brandy 0 1 6       13 15 8.5
29 May 1784 1 qt Brandy 0 1 6       13 17 2.5
31 May 1784 1 qt Brandy 0 1 6       13 18 8.5
31 May 1784 4 ea Longshore lines 0 10 0       14 8 8.5
06 Jun 1784 1 qt Brandy 0 1 6       14 10 2.5
06 Jun 1784   To correct an error in addition on last account 1 0 0       15 10 2.5
16 Jun 1784 1 cwt Bread and bagg 0 32 0       17 2 2.5
16 Jun 1784 1 gal Oyl 0 8 0       17 10 2.5
16 Jun 1784 6 yd Rufsia linen 0 12 0       18 2 2.5
16 Jun 1784 1 ea Boats kettle 0 5 0       18 7 2.5
16 Jun 1784 1 pr Mens shoes 0 8 0       18 15 2.5
16 Jun 1784 2 qt Beer 0 1 3       18 16 5.5
20 Jun 1784 7 hh Salt 7 0 0       25 16 5.5
20 Jun 1784   Not clear. Something purchased at Twillingate 0 5 0       26 1 5.5
20 Jun 1784   Passage for the boy Riggs aboard Fame 4 0 0       30 1 5.5
26 Jun 1784 .25 Grace pipes 0 1 6       30 2 11.5
26 Jun 1784 1 qt Brandy 0 1 6       30 4 5.5
17 Jul 1784 1 qt Brandy 0 1 6       30 5 11.5
18 Jul 1784 1 qt Brandy 0 1 6       30 7 5.5
05 Aug 1784 1 qt Brandy 0 1 6       30 8 11.5
09 Aug 1784 1 qt Brandy 0 1 6       30 10 5.5
09 Aug 1784 1 tierce Bread 0 41 0       32 11 5.5
09 Aug 1784 1 bbl Pork 4 0 0       36 11 5.5
09 Aug 1784 1 gal Oyl 0 8 0       36 19 5.5
27 Aug 1784 2 qt Brandy 0 3 0       37 2 5.5
28 Aug 1784 1 qt Brandy 0 1 6       37 3 11.5
30 Aug 1784 2 qt Brandy 0 3 0       37 6 11.5
31 Aug 1784 6 qt Brandy 0 9 0       37 15 11.5
01 Sep 1784 1 gal Brandy 0 6 0       38 1 11.5
03 Sep 1784 45 qtls Fish       27 0 0 11 1 11.5
03 Sep 1784 25 gal Oyl       1 5 0 9 16 11.5
03 Sep 1784   Overcharge on 2 cwt bread       0 4 0 9 12 11.5
03 Sep 1784   Overcharge on 2 cwt bread last fall       0 10 0 9 2 11.5
03 Sep 1784   To be paid in England - William Thomas Roach       0 5 0 8 17 11.5
03 Sep 1784   Balance due to Jonathan Slade       8 12 11.5 0 5 0
08 Sep 1784 3 qts Brandy 0 4 6       0 9 6
11 Sep 1784 1 qt Brandy 0 2 0       0 11 6
1784   Amount owing at the end of the fishing season             0 0 0
                       
Definitions bbl barrel                  
  bolts a length of woven goods, especially as it comes on a roll from the loom.                  
  cwt one hundred pounds by weight                  
  fath fathom - a linear measure of six feet                  
  gal gallon                  
  hh hogshead                  
  pease dried, yellow split peas                  
  qt quart                  
  qtl quintal - a weight equivalent to between 100 - 130 lbs                  
  rann                    
  tierce an old measure of capacity equivalent to 42 wine gallons                  
                       
  Note Reference is made to the purchase of bread and baggs. This is assumed to be hard bread, or                  
    what we have come to call hard tack. The baggs obviously refers to the container in which the                  
    bread was shipped, and had some monetary value.                  
                       
    1 pound = 20 shillings                  
    1 shilling = 12 pence                  

Contributed & Transcribed by Terryt Alexander (2016)

Page Last Modified: Tuesday February 09, 2016 (Don Tate)
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