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Invoice for goods and horses sent from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to North Carolina for the troops, including cover letter from William Hooper
Hooper, William, 1742-1790; Rex, William; Hiltzheimer, Jacob
October 18, 1776 - October 26, 1776
Volume 10, Pages 850-857

Honoured Sir,

By favour of Mr Penn I inclose you Copies of the Several bills of parcels which go by Waggons which in all probability will arrive about the Time this reaches you.

The Waggons & Horses are purchased for the State of North Carolina. I therefore send you a very particular account of the several prices & descriptions of the Horses. The Letters & papers which the Waggoners upon their arrival will hand you will explain

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this transaction more fully. Permit me in the Meantime to Subscribe myself with great Respect

Sir Yours & the Convention's
Most Obedt Humble Servt
Wm HOOPER.

Oct. 26th, 1776, Philadelphia.

———


Philadelphia, October 18th, 1776.

Invoice of Sundry Packages of Clothing sent by Mease and Caldwell per order of the Honble Delegates from North Carolina for the use of the Army there, addressed to the Council of Safety of North Carolina at Halifax.

Per —— Wagon.

No 1. A case containing 320 Privates' Coats, Mixt Cloth faced with Red.
No 2. A case containing 320 Privates' Coats, Drab, faced with Blue.
No 4. A case containing 264 Privates' Coats, Brown, faced with White; 32 Serjeants' Coats, Brown, faced with White; 16 Drums & Fifes, White, faced with Brown.

Per Michael Truby's Wagon.

No 3. A case containing 240 Privates' Coats, Drab Cloth, faced with Blue; 32 Sergeants' Coats, Drab, faced with Blue; 16 Drums & Fifes, Blue, faced with Drab.
No 5. A case containing 312 Privates' Coats, Brown, faced with White.
No 11. A case containing 240 pairs Drilling Breeches.

Per James Cartwright's Wagon.

No 6. A case containing 280 Privates' Coates, Drab Cloth, faced with Red.
No 8. A case containing 296 Privates' Coats, Brown, faced with Red.
No 10. A case containing 266 Pairs Drilling Breeches.

Per Anthony Hinckle's Wagon.

No 7. A case containing 131 Privates' Coats, Drab Cloth, faced with Red; 154 Privates' Coats, Brown, faced with Red.
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No 9. A case containing 240 Privates' Coats, Mixt, faced with Red; 21 Serjeans' Coats, Brown, faced with Red; 5 Privates' Coats, Brown, faced Red.
No 12. A case containing 500 Stout Oznaburgh Shirts.

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Messrs Hewes, Hooper and Penn Esqrs North Carolina Delegates

To Jacob Hiltzheimer, Dr
1776.
Sept. 28.
To Col. Slough's Team No 1, vizt
One Bay Horse 5 years old the saddle Horse
£30
0
0
One Black Horse 7 years old the offside Horse
45
0
0
One Black Horse 7 years old the leader with a starr
35
0
0
One Black Horse 8 years old the off Horse with a Starr & Snip
35
0
0
The waggons, hand screw & chains
35
0
0
The Geers
17
0
0
The Bags 10 in Number
3
0
0
The keeping the above Team from the 30th September to the 24th Instant inclusive, including the Waggoners' Expences
24
0
0
224
0
0
Oct. 2.
To 1 Black Horse 6 years old for 2d Team No 2, with a Starr
40
0
0
To 1 Bay Horse 5 years old paid Henry Hinckle
35
5
0
To 2 Black horses of Mr Hancock one 6 & one 7 years old, each a Blase
90
0
0
To 1 Waggon bot of Mr Hancock
40
1
5
To the harness maker's bill
13
0
4
218
6
9
To 1 Bay Horse 6 years old of Jno Paul 3d Team No 3
35
0
0
To 2 Black Horses 4 years old, each one hath a white foot
100
0
0
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Oct. 2.
To 1 Black horse 8 years old with a Starr
£25
0
0
To the wheelwright's bill for a waggon
15
19
6
Blacksmith's bill for said waggon
24
19
6
Harness maker's bill for ditto
15
10
10
Waggon Cloth for ditto
3
12
0
220
1
10
4th Team, No 4, Waggons & Geers, &c:
To 1 Chesnut Stallion 4 years old,
1 Chesnut Gelding 5 do.,
1 Gray Mare 5 do.,
1 Bay Gelding, 10 do
142
10
0
To 1 spare Black Horse 4 years old, mealy Nose for the Conductor
35
0
0
To painting the waggon & Cloth
2
5
0
To keeping 8 Horses from the first of October 144 Days @ 3s per day
21
12
0
To ditto 1 horse from the 7th do. 11 Days @ 3s
1
13
0
To ditto 4 horses 4 days each, 16 days @ 3s
2
8
0
Oct. 19.
To cash paid for halters
13
0
To ditto paid Peter Nigh wagoner, 19 days wages to this day exclusive, at five pounds per month. (Entry begins this Day 100s per month)
3
3
4
To William Rex, Conductor, 16 Days at 110s per month
2
18
8
To James Cartwright, wagnr, 16 Days at 100s per month
2
13
4
To Anthony Hinckle, do., 3 Days @ 100s per month
10
0
To Michael Truby, do., 5 Days @ 100s per month, the whole entry this day
16
8
10
2
0
To Cash paid for sundry Stores for the waggoners, Rum, Oil, Sugar, Chocolate & Kettles & Buckets
7
7
0
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Oct. 19.
To Peter Hays' Bill for victualling the waggoners
£9
7
11
To Cash paid Willm Rex, Conductor, for expences on the Road
80
0
0
975
6
6
To Commissions @ 2½ per Ct
24
7
8
999
14
2
Supra Cr
Septr 28.
By Cash received of Mr Hewes
378
0
0
Balance due
£621
14
2

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Received of William Hooper and John Penn delegates for the Province of North Carolina—

No 1. Waggon and four horses (Peter Nye driver) with 3 large boxes containing cloathing.

2. A Waggon & four horses (Michl Truby driver) with 2 large boxes containing cloathing.

2 small ditto.

3. A Waggon and four horses (Jas Cartwright driver) 2 large boxes of Cloathing.

2 small ditto.

4. A Waggon & four horses (Anthy Hinckle driver) 3 large boxes of Cloathing.

1 small ditto of Medicines.

1 spare horse rode by Wm Rex.

All which Articles of loading together with the Waggons and horses I engage and promise to deliver at Halifax in the State of North Carolina to Wyllie Jones Esqr or the Council of Safety of that State or such other persons as they shall appoint to receive them (saving only such accidents as may be unavoidable on my way thither).

WILLIAM REX.

Philadelphia Oct. 19th, 1776.

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Mess™ Hewes, Hooper & Penn, No Carolina Delegates

To Jacob Hiltzheimer, Dr.

1776
Sept. 28th.
To Col. Slough's Team No 1, Vizt:
1 Bay Horse 5 years old the saddle horse
£30
0
0
1 Black do 7 Years old the off Side Horse
45
0
0
1 ditto 7 Years old the Leader with a Star
35
0
0
1 Do 8 Years old the off Horse with a star and Snip
35
0
0
The Waggon Hand Screws & Chains
35
0
0
To Geers
17
0
0
The Bags 10 in Number
3
0
0
To keeping the above Team from the 30th of Sept to 24th Inst inclusive including the Waggoners Expences
24
0
0
£224
0
0
To 1 black Horse 6 Years old for 2d Team No 2 with a Star
£40
0
0
To one bay Horse 5 years old paid Henry Hinckle
35
5
0
To 2 black do of Mr. Hancock's one 6 & one 7 years old each a Blase
90
0
0
To 1 waggon bot of Mr Hancock
40
1
5
To the Harness Maker's Bill
13
0
4
£218
6
9
To 1 bay Horse 6 years old of Jno Paul 3d Team No 3
£35
0
0
To 2 black Horses 4 years old, each one has a white Foot
100
0
0
To 1 black do 8 years old with a star
25
0
0
To the wheelwright's bill for a waggon
15
19
6
Blacksmith's Bill for said wagn
24
19
6
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Sept. 28.
Harness makers's Bill for do
£15
10
10
Waggon Cloth for do
3
12
0
£220
1
10
4th Team, No 4, Waggon & Geers &c:
To 1 Chestnut Stallion 4 years old
1 do Gelding 5 years old,
1 Gray Mare, 5 do
1 Bay Gelding 10 do
£142
10
0
To 1 spare Horse for the Conductor, Black 4 years old, Mealy Nose
35
0
0
To painting the waggon & Cloth
2
5
0
To keeping 8 Horses from the first of October, 144 days @ 3s. per day
21
12
0
To keeping one horse from the 7th of October, 11 days @ 3s. per day
1
3
0
To keeping 4 horses 4 days, 16 days @ 3s. per day
2
8
0
£867
16
7
Supra Cr
Sept 28.
By cash Recd of Mr Hewes
£378
0
0
£489
16
7
Octr. 19.
To Cash paid for Halters
£13
0
0
To cash paid Peter Nigh waggoner 19 days wages to this day exclusive at five Pounds per Month, Entry begins this day @ 100s. per Month
3
3
4
To cash paid Wm Rex Conductor, 16 days wages @ 100s. per Month
2
18
8
To cash paid James Cartwright, 16 days wages @ 100s. per Month
2
13
4
To cash paid Anthony Hinckle, 3 days wages @ 100s. per Month
0
10
0
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Oct. 19.
To cash paid Michael Truby, 5 days wages at 100s. per Month
£16
8
0
£10
2
0
To cash paid for sundry stores for the Waggoners, Rum, Oil, Sugar, Chocolate & Kettle & Buckts
7
7
0
To cash paid Peter Hays' Bill for victualling the Waggoners
9
7
11
To cash paid Wm Rex Conductor for Expenses on the Road
80
0
0
To Commissions @ 2½ per Cent
24
7
8
Ballance due
£621
14
2
To Cash paid Joseph Fox his Bill
2
10
£624
4

The above sum equal to 1664 Dollars and near ⅝.

Receiv'd of William Hooper Esqr Delegate for the State of North Carolina the above sum of six hundred and twenty four pounds four shillings & three pence in full of this account.

JACOB HILTZHEIMER.

Philadelphia, Octr 24th, 1776.



Additional Notes for Electronic Version: Some or all of these invoices may have been enclosed with Hooper's letter of October 19, 1776 - see related documents.