Account of Goods provided to Western Pequot Indians by Overseer Elisha Crary

 

Groton or Pequot Tribe of Indians to Elisha Crary as Overseer 

   
       
 

Debit

   
       

1824

     

March 13

To one day attending court at New London: gate fees, ferriage , and expenses  

$  1

.50

March 19

To a half a day at town and to see Mr. Eneas Morgan

    0

.50

March 29 and 30      

To writing seven leases, going to town to get them executed and getting security for the rents, etc.

    2

.00

April 9

To part of two days at Norwich and Groton on business with James Orris Guy1

    1

.00

April 14

To a new cotton shirt for Polly Charles

    0

.58

April 20

To six quarts of meal to Phebe Sunsamon

    0

.12

April 28

To a new shirt for Moses Sunsamon

    0

.66

May 1

To one peck of potatoes

    0

.05

May 18

To a half a day at town to see about plowing yards, etc.

    0

.34

June 25

To part of a day to settle a quarrel betwixt Theodosia Deshon and Betsy Wheeler2

    0

.34

June 30

To half a day showing Mr. Wilcox and Mark3 where to cut wood

    0

.34

August 9

To half a day attending to complaints of the George’s4 and looking out wood for Mr. Avery Bill

    0

.34

August 31

To four quarts of meal to James Sunsamon

    0

.08

September 20

To half a day on business with Mark5, Mr. Wilcox6 and Pardon Braton

    0

.50

September 29

To two pounds six ounces of pork, two pounds eight ounces of codfish, and four quarts of meal

    0

.44

November 3

To half a day at town to see about repairing houses

    0

.34

November 29

To half a day at town to provide for Ann Wampey

    0

.34

 

To a bedquilt for Moses Sunsamon

    1

.50

December 6

To 290 feet of boards to repair Moses Sunsamon and Betsy Squib’s houses

    2

.90

 

To six pounds of nails 50 cents and one pound of butter 17 cents

    0

.67

 

To seven pounds of rye flour 21 cents and six quarts meal 12 cents

    0

.33

 

To one bushel of potatoes 20 cents and six and a half pounds of beef

    0

.40

December 17

To half a day at town to see who was trespassing7

    0

.30

December 22

To cash paid Charles Lathrop, Esq. for fees

    3

.72

       

1825

     

January 5

To four quarts of beans 16 cents and one quart of soap 4 cents to Phebe   

    0

.20

January 7

To half a day looking out timber for Esq. Witter

    0

.42

January 24

To half a day at town to provide for support , etc.

    0

.34

January 27

To three pounds of pork 24 cents and two and a half pounds of cheese 15 cents

    0

.39

 

To half a pound of candles 8 cents for James Sunsamon

    0

.08

February 10

To two pounds four ounces of pork 18 cents and two quarts of meal 4 cents

    0

.22

February 19

To two quarts of beans 8 cents and two quarts of meal 4 cents   

    0

.12

February 25

To a pair of stockings for Ann Wampey 50 cents and two pounds of cheese

    0

.62

February 26

To one day at town measuring wall and settling

    0

.67

March 1

To part of a day at town measuring wall, etc.

    0

.50

 

To one bushel of potatoes 20 cents and six quarts of meal 12 cents

    0

.32

 

To four quarts of corn 8 cents and a new cotton shirt for Moses

    0

.68

 

To one day at town settling with tenants

    0

.50

 

To five dollars paid Betsy Squib for boarding Ann Wampey ten weeks at 50 cents a week

    5

.00

 

To a pair of woolen trousers for Moses Sunsamon

    0

.50

 

To 50 cents paid Abel Allyn for coffin for child8

    0

.50

March 2

To one day attending court at Norwich

    1

.25

March 7

To one and a half pounds of cheese 9 cents and one and a half pounds of pork 12 cents

    0

.21

 

To an under jacket for Moses

    0

.42

 

To three and a half yards of woolen cloth for Phebe and a petticoat at 50 cents a yard

    1

.75

 

To two quarts of meal 4 cents and one quart of soap 4 cents

    0

.08

 

To time and trouble in settling with Mr. Charles Allyn and money advanced for the note against the Tribe

    1

.00

April 15

To $2.00 paid Shubael C. Whitney for a coffin for Hannah George

    2

.00

 
To $2.09 paid John Wilcox for supplies to Betsy Wait

    2

.09

June

To time and expenses at court settling the accounts

    2

.25

 

To court fees

    0

.84

    $42 .24
       
 

Elisha Crary, Overseer

   
 
  • 1. The business with James Orris Guy was a petition that he and his wife Sally, or Thankful, Charles submitted to the Court for permission to build a home on the reservation. Their memorial was successful and they were also granted the use of a contiguous parcel of land, approximately seven acres in size.
  • 2. It is unclear as to the nature of this dispute. There doesn't appear to be any additional documentary evidence that might shed light on this dispute.
  • 3. Mark Daniels
  • 4. There doesn't appear to be any formal memorialization of these complaints, either within the records of the overseer or within the civil and criminal cases.
  • 5. Mark Daniels
  • 6. John Wilcox
  • 7. It is unclear what the nature of this trespass was, as there doesn't appear to be a formal complaint lodged.
  • 8. The identity of this child remains undetermined.