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Payment for Pensacola on 4 January 1780
From The Crowne

These papers were accessed at the National Archives in Canada which has an extensive collection of this material from the originals in London, England. Canada collects such information because many of these people became United Empire Loyalists and moved to Canada at the close of the American Revolution.

Contributed by Kevin Wisener of Ottawa, Canada
                                             
                                                  Voucher
To Dan'l McGillivray  Interperting                   1      18.
To Babbisto a Black Man for Interpreting             2       5.
To Thos. Batt for Composing Indian Keggs             3       3.
To Ian Bruce for corn supplied Choctaws              4      48.
To Will. Thompson for Porterage                      5       8.7 1/2
To Allan Grant for Fresh Beef supplied Indians       6       4.2
To Geo. Bannister for Flour suppplied Indians        7      30.
To Adam Chryolis Boards, Packing Indian Presents     8       8.2 1/2
To Leonard Wisner, shaving Indian Guns               9      36.
To William Black for Indian Keggs                   10      87.6
To Thom. Batt for Cooperage                         11       4.
To Montgomery Wilson & Co. for Keggs Tea            12      56.
To Will'm Miller for Express                        13      20.
To John Stokes for a horse                          14      80.
To Wm. Marshall for Fresh (Beef?) supplied Indians  15      80.
To Capt. Johnson for 6 bush'ls Indian Corn                  12.
   For Boat, hire of hands, taking Indians over the Bay
   Absent one day and night                                  6.
To Hire of two Porters for 14 days at 5.each                14.
To Rich'd Seamark for Amt. Of Provisions            16     770.
To John Miller for 4 large Keggs                    17       8.
To 16 White men as Indian Guides & Return                  176.
                                                           $1432.8

Dollars 1432.8 at 4.28 Each in Stirling                               334.642
By Capt. Alex. Cameron Ordinary Expenses                              -96.12

                                                                      237.14.42

Examined and approved for Extra Services in the Indian Department -- John Campbell MG

For Pensacola 4th Jan'ry from Alex. Cameron, Esq. Full payment of the above amount in Bills of Exchange on the lands Commissioners of (unreadable) Major General Campbell.


Note: One of the reasons that very little info from this period was preserved in Florida, was that the Spanish reconquered Pensacola c. 1781 and the British evacuated their troops and the citizenry to the West Indies, the Carolinas and New York City (British Headquarters) There were however, a few of the large West Florida trading houses which remained during the Spanish re-occupation. The Pensacola military records were kept in NYC and sent to London, England at the close of the Revolution when NYC was handed to the rebels and the city was evacuated to Canada and England. These people being loyal to the King went into exile in the West Indies and Canada with some staying in the Carolinas and others returning to England between 1781 and 1783.

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