THE JOURNALS OF EDWARD PAYSON CHASE

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1872



NOTE: Loo is played using all 52 cards by 3 to 8 players. Players have the opportunity to stay in or drop out. Anyone who stays in takes a proportionate share of the pot for each trick they take, but has to pay in an amount equal to the whole pot if they fail to take any tricks.

Around 1800 Loo was England's most popular card game. It was originally called Lanterloo, from the French word looterlu, meaning "fiddlesticks." It is a gambling game, as with most popular games there are several versions, the main variant being between three-card Loo and five-card Loo. The ace is high card. The Jack of Clubs is "Pam" (which is short for Pamphilus, the Latin for a Greek word that mean "beloved of all")

The Pam is the highest trump, beating all other cards. It also acts as a wild card to fit into a flush for any suit. If any players leads the ace of trumps (the ace for the suit set as trump by the card the dealer turned up), she may say, "Pam be civil." The Pam cannot then be played on that hand unless its owner has no other trump card.


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1872 Balance Sheet
Date Item Rec'd Paid
Jan 1 Rec. J. Coggeshall $65.00  
Jan 6 1 case of tools   $7.00
  tobacco   $0.65
  Rec interest on bonds $37.43  
Jan 7 Cash paid   $0.01
Jan 8 Cash deposited   $300.00
Jan 11 One pine book board   $0.12
Jan 13 1 cardigan   $2.50
  1 box collars   $0.25
totals   $103.08 $310.55
       
Jan 14 4 lb sausage   $0.50
Jan 15 Rec of Mrs. Brown $0.50  
Jan 16 Rec of D Chase $0.20  
Jan 27 Rec of D Meader [Chase] $30.00  
  To lock & hinges   $0.14
  To lifting handles   $0.30
  To pumice stone   $0.09
totals   $133.78 $311.56
Jan 31 To cash on hand   $51.37
  Cash on hand Jan 1 $362.93 $362.93
       
Feb 1 Cash on hand $51.37  
  Cash lent   $0.50
Feb 4 1/4 lb. glass or cheese   $0.07
Feb 5 1 pair rubbers   $0.90
  1/4 lb tobacco   $0.25
Feb 9 one rule   $0.83
  one chisel   $0.25
  cash lent   $5.75
  2 sash tools   $0.24
  1/4 lb vermilion   $0.38
Feb 15 1 saw bolt   $0.05
  1 oz borax   $0.05
  tobacco   $0.25
  1 pair draws   $1.00
Feb 17 By cash $0.50  
Feb 21 Rec G B Coggeshall $12.00  
Feb 24 Rec of J Coggeshall $6.18  
  Rec Josiah Chase $0.25  
  Paid road tax   $0.50
Feb 28 To 1 bag tobacco   $0.25
totals   $70.30 $11.27
Feb 28 Cash on hand   $59.03
    $70.30 $70.30
       
Mar 1 Cash on hand  $52.00  
Mar 2 To pocket book   $2.00
  To set gauges   $2.00
  To screw clamp   $0.87
Mar 9 To basket   $0.35
Mar 11 to tobacco   $0.25
Mar 22 to tobacco   $0.25
Mar 25 Rec of Mrs G A Brown $1.00  
  Rec of D Chase $0.87  
totals   $60.87 $5.72
Mar 31 To cash on hand   $55.15
totals   $60.87 $60.87
       
Apr 1 Cash on hand $55.13  
Apr 2 to chisels   $1.00
  to tobacco   $0.25
  to dates   $0.03
Apr 10 Rec of G B Coggeshall $0.50  
Apr 11 To box collars   $0.25
  to box torches   $0.35
Apr 16 to chisels   $0.87
  to shelac   $0.38
  to ferules   $0.10
  to tobacco   $0.25
Apr 25 to tobacco   $0.25
  Rec of J Anthony $0.25  
  to cash out   $0.04
Apr 29 to Subscription for mag & B?   $7.50
  2 pair socks   $0.50
Apr 30 to cash on hand   $43.81
totals   $55.88 $55.88
       
May 1 Cash on hand $44.41  
May 2 Rec of J Coggeshall $66.65  
May 3 Rec of J Anthony $6.75  
  1 bag tobacco   $0.25
May 15 1 bag tobacco   $0.25
May 21 to cleaning watch   $1.50
  to tobacco   $0.50
May 27 Rec of J Coggeshall $49.50  
May 28 pencils & cigars   $0.40
  air gun   $0.15
  candy   $0.50
  gift   $0.25
  peanuts   $0.22
  by cash of father $2.50  
May 31 to Cash on hand   $165.79
    $169.81 $169.81
       
       
June 1 By cash on hand $165.79  
June 3 Rec of Wyatt $0.25  
June 8 tobacco   $0.50
June 9 to cash lent   $5.00
June 12 to 1 pr shoes   $2.50
  to 1 hat   $1.25
June 14 Rec of J Coggeshall $34.38  
  Rec of Wyatt $0.10  
  Rec of Anthony $0.25  
June 24 to tobacco   $0.25
June 28 Rec of E Almy $0.10  
  Rec of father $1.15  
June 30 to cash on hand   $192.12
totals   $202.02 $202.02
       
July 1 By cash on hand $192.12  
4 Rec of J Coggeshall $21.45  
  tobacco   $0.25
8 Rec of J Coggeshall $1.10  
9 Rec of Wyatt $0.15  
11 interest on bonds $39.00  
13 tobacco   $0.25
  to Cash deposit   $250.00
17 Rec of J Coggeshall $57.20  
18 tobacco   $0.75
  sundries   $0.30
  Seabury's bill   $6.37
23 Rec of J Coggeshall $1.00  
  cash lent   $5.00
  Rec of Nancy $0.50  
  Cash lost   $0.35
  Cash on hand   $49.35
totals   $312.52 $312.52
       
Aug 1 Cash on hand  $49.35  
  to 1 pr pants   $5.00
  1 pr suspenders   $0.50
  1 pr shirts   $5.00
  1 set shirt studs   $1.50
3 tobacco   $0.25
4 Rec of J Coggeshall $0.50  
13 tobacco   $0.25
17 gimlets   $0.26
  to ? to pins   $1.45
  to sundries   $0.30
20 to tobacco   $0.25
  Rec of Wyatt $0.25  
23 to repairing book   $1.25
24 sperm oil   $0.15
  Rec of J Coggeshall $35.00  
  sandpaper   $0.04
28 to tobacco   $0.30
30 to 1/2 lb gloss   $0.18
31 Rec of J Coggeshall $20.00  
  Rec of Nancy $2.53  
totals   $107.63 $16.96
  by error $1.00  
  cash on hand   $91.67
totals   $108.63 $108.63
       
Sept 1 By cash on hand $91.67  
  By cash on acct. $1.25  
3 to dinner pail   $1.25
10 to tobacco   $0.30
13 to tax paid   $2.00
16 to 1 pair boots   $5.00
  tobacco   $0.60
  to chisel & bit   $1.00
17 Rec of Wyatt $0.15  
20 Rec of J Coggeshall $56.99  
  to road tax   $0.50
  Balance of Nancy $0.30  
31 by cash on hand   $139.66
totals   $150.01 $150.01
       
Oct 1 To cash on hand $139.66  
  cash out   $0.25
  tobacco   $0.25
  cuting hair   $0.25
  auger bit   $0.99
29 Rec of J Coggeshall $64.90  
  to brackets   $1.08
  tobacco   $0.50
31 Cash on hand   $201.49
totals   $204.56 $204.56
       
Nov 1 Cash on hand $201.49  
  tobacco   $0.25
5 Rec of G B Coggeshall $0.75  
7 Cash lent   $20.00
15 Rec of J Coggeshall $39.60  
  chalk line   $0.25
  pine board   $0.25
  tobacco   $0.25
  Rec of Wyatt $0.25  
  tobacco   $0.25
24 Rec of G Anthony $28.87  
25 Rec of cash lent $20.00  
28 Rec of G Coggeshall $2.75  
  Cash on hand   $272.46
totals   $293.71 $293.71
       
Dec 1 Cash on hand $272.44  
6 Rec of J Coggeshall $38.25  
  Rec of Wyatt $0.15  
  To whisky   $1.37
  to Ostrichs   $2.50
  tobacco   $0.79
  Rec of J Chase $0.75  
  To G E Seabury   $27.70
  Tacks & mucilage   $0.27
  buttons   $0.22
  crank   $0.25
  presents   $3.50
  tacks & tobacco   $0.22
  overcoat   $24.00
  diary   $0.75
31 Cash on hand   $250.56
  Rec of J Anthony $0.55  
totals   $312.44 $312.44


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