Account of William Trent, 1754 Apr. 8.
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The government of Virginia to William Trent D[ebto]r. 1754 For Carriage of Fourteen Horses Loaded with Powder, Lead and Flints from Coll Cresaps to Ohio River at 2 Pistoles a Load is 28 pistoles @ 21/6 £30.2.0 For Carriage of the Powder Lead and flints from Winchester to the Collo. 7.0.0 For 12 Deer skins @ 3/ £1.16.0 For 9 Doe Bear skins at 6/ 2.14.0 4.10.0 For 19 1/4 yards purple half thicks for Bags to put the powder in @ 2/9 pr yard 184.108.40.206/4 For 3500 Black Wampum a 40/ pd M £7.0.0 300 White ditto a 3/2 pr. ct. 0.9.6 7.9.6 NB 3000 of the Black Wampum and the 300 White was used in one Belt For making the Belt and the Leather to make it with 1.0.0 For one Peice of Matchcoats to wrap the Powder with 7.10.0 For 1 Gun, 1 Pistol and Matchcoat gave to one of the Six Chiefs of the Six Nations who Came down from the upper Towns, as he Came upon Business he brought no Arms with him, he said it was hard for him to go home without Arms as he should run a great Risque as he was obliged to go through the French to Warn their People from Amongst them 3.15.0 For 1 Case of Neat Pistols gave to the Half King and Monecatootha and 2 fine Ruffled Shirts and 2 plain shirts for themselves and Wives Pistols 2.10/ shirts 3.10/ 6.0.0 These given as a particular Present sent by the Governour to them For an Express sent for Mr. Andrew Montour to come to me to Ohio to deliver the Speeches paid by Coll. Cresap 2.12.0 Carried over £ 72.11.5 1/4