Payment for Pensacola on 4 January 1780
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
From The Crowne
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.
Dollars 1432.8 at 4.28 Each in Stirling 334.642
By Capt. Alex. Cameron Ordinary Expenses -96.12
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.