THE JOURNALS OF EDWARD PAYSON CHASE

1878


1878 Balance Sheet
Date Item Paid
Jan 1 1 peck of meal $0.25
2 bag of tobacco $0.25
  repair lamp $0.30
3 11 lbs shank $0.44
  lb. coffee $0.40
  new diary $0.40
  cookies $0.10
4 15½ lbs ham $1.94
  2 lbs crackers $0.16
7 1 gal molasses $0.85
  cookies $0.10
  bread $0.24
  repair lamp $0.10
10 medicine $0.30
11 spr. of nitre $0.25
  corned beef $0.60
15 cookies $0.10
16 Lard $0.75
  tobacco $0.25
  ? and meal $1.25
18 salt fish $0.18
  cloth $0.56
  sugar $1.00
19 buttons $0.28
21 6½ lbs pork $0.91
  cookies $0.06
22 kerosene $1.10
  crackers $0.16
24 teapot & cookies $0.35
  Edging & coffee $0.62
25 mollasses $0.65
  powder & fuse $0.42
28 19½ lbs ham 12½ $1.81
  cookies $0.06
  tobacco $0.50
31 cookies $0.06
  nipples $0.25
total   $17.80
  SETTLED  
     
Feb 1 medicine $0.30
2 dried apples $0.50
  suet  
3 bread & salt petre $0.20
4 Tea & sugar $1.40
5 Apples $0.70
8 Bread $0.10
11 Saleratus,blueing,cinnamon $0.38
12 crackers $0.16
14 corned beef $0.55
  flannel & cotton $0.29
16 gal molasses $0.65
18 Tobacco $0.75
20 2 lbs tea $0.80
21 beef $0.99
23 Lemmons $0.10
28 Corned beef $0.50
total SETTLED $8.12
     
March 1 sugar $1.00
  nutmegs $0.35
  Ball Cotton $0.12
2 Ham & soda $1.82
  Bal. from Feb. $5.92
6 cotton cloth $0.56
7 sugar $0.50
  medicine $0.60
8 box of cloves $0.20
9 corned beef $0.65
  beef steak $0.38
  tobacco $0.20
11 bread $0.10
  matches $0.60
14  Molasses $0.64
  Salt fish $0.30
19 Medicine $0.46
  Beef & Lime $12.40
20 Apples & suet $0.76
  crackers & cider $0.24
  Corned beef etc $0.80
27  crackers $0.16
  tea .40 & oysters .30 $1.10
29 Molasses $0.66
  Tobacco $0.25
30 Beef & sugar $1.80
Total   $20.67
  by work $3.60
  by 2½ dz eggs $0.60
Due   $16.57
  SETTLED  
     
April 3 oatmeal $0.24
  kniting cot $0.16
4 saleratus $0.12
  cinamon $0.16
8 Corned beef $0.65
  Epson salts $0.03
9 Tobacco $0.50
10 Lard $0.70
12 Mutton $0.72
15 Herring $0.30
16 A Sugar $1.00
19  Fish & crackers $0.95
  Rubarb $0.10
23 Corned beef $0.46
24 bacon tartar $0.35
  nutmets $0.37
  tea & peper $0.95
  Molasses $0.64
27 Kerosene $1.00
  repair girt $0.10
30 18 lbs ham $1.80
  1 pt gin $0.65
  peppermint $0.35
  sugar $0.50
totals SETTLED $11.95
     
May 1 peppermint $0.35
  P. S_dar $0.50
2 A. S_dar $1.00
3 crackers $0.19
  manna $0.25
6 Chicken feed $0.15
Lard & salt $0.98
13 A sugar $1.00
14 Tobacco $1.00
  Gum Camphor $0.05
15 Tea & crackers $0.96
  cinamon $0.18
  corned beef $0.65
16 Ginger codfish $0.36
  amonia $0.50
  Flannel $0.37
18 Wheat grits $0.18
  Lemons $0.10
22 2 lbs butter $0.60
  Lamp chimneys $0.20
23 Belt & nipples .25 $0.69
24 Cabbage seed $0.05
  Molasses $0.69
  Bal. from April $0.45
28 Cucumber seed $0.05
29 A sugar $1.00
  Bismuth $0.35
  4 lbs butter $1.20
total   $13.92
  Paid cash $10.00
    $3.92
     
June 1 tea strainer $0.13
2 meeicine $0.30
4 salt $0.05
5 ½ yd crinoline $0.15
  25 lbs wheat $0.37
  machine needles $0.30
7 Salts & Lemmons $0.17
10 Shold. veal $0.75
11 Blueing $0.15
12 A sugar $1.00
15 Lemons $0.15
  tea $0.80
  medicine $0.50
  wheat $0.38
17 butter $0.56
  molasses $0.64
18 Pork $0.15
  Bal. from May $2.72
19 Crackers $0.25
  starch $0.65
  ½ yd net $0.05
23 bus. corn $0.75
24 Lard & tobacco $1.25
  Saleratus $0.25
  strawberries $0.20
25 Carrot seed $0.25
total Paid $12.92
     
July 2 Sugar $1.00
  Braid $0.06
5 Lemmons $0.15
6 Cutting cloths $2.21
8 Molasses $0.69
12 Sugar $1.00
  rice & broom $0.75
  Tea .80 & tobacco $1.80
  Pattern $0.35
14 Ointment $0.25
  bush corn $0.75
20 Lemmons $0.28
  Sugar $0.50
22 Cloth $0.57
  bolts $0.08
  Fly paper $0.10
  Coffee $0.40
24 Cement $1.25
25  11 ¼ lb ham $1.58
27  1 bbl cement $1.25
28 A sugar $1.00
  Molasses $0.64
  Turnip seed $0.04
totals Settled $11.03
  some credit for chickens & eggs  
     
Aug 1 bbl cement $1.25
  lime $0.02
2 Tea kettle $0.80
  Tumblers $0.25
4 Bus corn $0.75
7 A sugar $1.00
10  Berries & salt $0.45
  cement $0.20
14 Salt fish $0.14
  Lard $0.75
  Tobacco $1.00
15 Yeast cakes $0.12
17 Yarn $0.35
  Berries $0.15
18 Molasses $0.64
22 Potash $0.20
  Mending tra-- $0.10
23 Saxon yarn $0.50
  Gingham $0.46
  A sugar $1.00
30 raisons $0.30
  coffee $0.56
31 salt $0.20
  Cash $0.95
total   $12.14
     
Sept 1 Lobsters $0.15
  Cash $0.55
2 The paper $0.05
7 A sugar $1.00
  9-3/4 lb ham $1.37
  Apples $0.25
8 bushel corn $0.70
9 Lard $0.70
12 pepper $0.18
  by Cash  $1.50
18 Medicine $0.32
20 beef steak $0.40
  Sweet potatoes $0.15
22 castor oil $0.20
23 bal. old act. $3.17
24 Cloth $0.36
25 A sugar $1.00
28 Codfish & oil $0.41
  Sweet potatoes $0.13
  Molasses $0.65
  Yarn & needles $0.26
29 Pills, Cream of tartar $0.75
  Potatoes $0.25
total   $13.59
  By 8-3/4 days work $13.12
  bal. $0.47
  By eggs $1.88
  Due me $2.35 $2.35
     
Oct. 3 Molasses $0.65
  yarn & needles $0.36
9 Pills & C of tartar $0.75
  Sw potatoes $0.25
10 Beef steak $0.32
11 A sugar $1.00
  Lard 70, brush 6 $0.76
  Cookies $0.03
21 Kerosene $1.00
  butter $0.86
22 nutmets & cin.  $0.57
  Tea & matches $1.40
23 A sugar $1.00
24 Molasses $0.60
  Cloth $0.80
  Saleratus $0.12
26 Paper for books $0.45
  bush. corn $0.70
27 Sweet potatoes $0.25
  Butter & fish $0.94
totals   $12.51
     
Nov 3 ginger & salt $0.36
8 Salt fish $0.12
  A sugar $1.00
11 Tanin & gliserine $0.30
  Glass & putty $0.15
  Crackers $0.08
14 Lard & cookies $0.73
15 Tobacco $0.50
  2¼ lbs butter $0.58
  Bal. from Oct $0.34
  Corn beef $0.60
  Fringe $0.28
18 Coffee $0.76
  Pattern $0.30
19 Cookies $0.10
  Swt potatoes $0.25
23 Glass & putty $0.60
  A Sugar $1.00
26  yarn $0.84
  Beef steak $0.50
27 Corn beef $0.67
30 11½ lb ham $1.61
  Braid $0.06
totals   $11.90
     
Dec 2 Kerosene $1.00
4 oysters $0.23
  Crackers $0.10
7 bush. corn $0.70
9 Corn beef $0.65
  Potatoes $0.13
  Salts $0.15
  Tobbacco $0.25
  Sauce pan $0.75
11 Pepper & sage $0.18
  Garrett claps $0.20
  oatmeal $0.06
  salt $0.12
  Cord & H---- $0.31
16 Mutton $0.60
17 Silk $0.63
18 Pork $0.68
19 Tobacco $0.25
20 Sugar $1.00
  Stove handle $0.10
  cookies $0.06
23 cranberries $0.10
  Beef  $0.24
24 Whiskey $0.40
  Salt $0.95
26 Molasses $0.60
28 Beef $0.65
  Pepper & cloves $0.37
30 Cord & Knob $0.14
  Tobacco $0.25
totals   $11.75
  By 8½ lb turkey 1.45 $10.30
  From Nov. $11.90 $22.20
  cash $2.00
  balance $20.20
  By cash $5.00
  Balance due $15.20


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