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COLONIAL

CORRESPONDENCE


 

Extracts from Various Accounts Submitted by Lieutenant Governor Macarmick, Nov. 4, 1790 - June 26, 1791

Transcribed by Janice Fralic-Brown

Extract #1, p. 126



Government,	

To Tremain & Stout, Dr

To Sundry Contingencies Paid by Order of His Excellency Lieutenant Governor Macarmick,

1790
Novr 4

To Supplied three Indians who came Express from Margeree with Intelligence of a Quarrel having taken place between them and the Inhabitants Three Rugs 13/6 Three Blankets 27/. Tobacco 5/4. One Yard Red Bays and One Check Shirt 5/6

 

 

 

£2

14

4

1791
June 25

To Paid John Rundle Coroner per his account No. 1

£3

11

8

 

 

 

 

To Ditto John Smith Esqr Provost Marshall per his account No. 2

£12

12

~

 

 

 

 

To Ditto The Honorable Thomas Crawley as per his Receipt No. 3

£7

0

~

 

 

 

 

 

£23

3

8

 

 

 

 

Commission 5 per Cent

1

3

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

6

10

 

Halifax Currency

 

 

 

£27

1

2

 

Sterling

 

 

 

£24

7

~

In Council July 9th 1791

Read Examined Approved & Audited



			D Mathews, P.





Extract #2, p. 128



Government,



    



    



    



    



     



     

To John Rundle Dr

1791,

January

To an Inquisition taken on the Body of John Clarke who was
Found Dead on the Ice

£2.0.0

 

To Paid the Funeral expences of John Patterson who was
Killed at the Bird Island

£1.11.8

 

 

£3.11.8

	Received Sydney June 25th 1791 from Messrs Tremain & Stout By Order of His Excellency

Lieutenant Governor Macarmick Three Pounds Eleven Shillings and Eight pence in full for the above

Account,



							Jno Rundle





Extract #3, p. 129



Government,

To John Smith, Provost Marshall, Dr

1791
June 24th

To Paid William Smith Carpenter as per his Account and Receipt No. 1

£0

12

0

 

To Paid Robert Graham for Rent of the Gaol as per his Receipt from June 24th
1790 to June 24th 1791 No. 2

12

0

0

 

 

£12

12

~

Sydney, Island Cape Breton June 25th 1791 Received from Messrs Tremain & Stout by order of His Excellency Lieutenant Governor Macarmick the above sum of Twelve Pounds twelve shillings in full, ---------- John Smith, P.M.




	Extract #4, p. 132






	Government,                                             To Tremain & Stout, Dr



	For Sundries Supplied for and on Account of Government,

    

    

    

    

    

     

1791
June 24th

To 25 wNails                   27d

 

 

 

£0

14

7

 

To 1 Lock

 

 

 

 

2

9

 

To 1 pr Hinges

 

 

 

 

1

6

 

To 1 pr do

 

 

 

 

1

~

 

To 2 ½ w Brads                   2/

 

 

 

 

5

~

 

To 50 feet hard wood plank                   3d

 

 

 

 

5

6

 

To 6 doz Screws                   9d

 

 

 

 

4

6

 

To 21 Panes of Glass 8 by 10                   10d

 

 

 

 

17

6

 

To 18 do       do 11 by 9                   1/2

 

 

 

1

1

~

 

To 6 do       do 12 by 10                   1/4

 

 

 

 

8

~

 

To 30 do       do 14 by 10                   1/6

 

 

 

2

5

~

 

To 10 ½ w Putty                    9

 

 

 

 

7

10 ½

 

To a Weather Cock and Putting up the Same on the Signal Staff at the Government House from which the signals at the Entrance of the River are answered, also 6 ½ yds bunting for Repairing the Signal Flags. The whole amounting to

 

 

 

4

6

9 ½

 

To Cash paid William Smith for Carpenters work as per his Account No. 1

£12

14

6

 

 

 

 

To Cash paid Rudderham & Bowers for Masons Work as per their Account No. 2

19

16

4

 

 

 

 

To do paid William Wood for Blacksmiths Work as per his Account No. 3

10

1

4

 

 

 

 

To do paid the Working Party of the 21st Regiment as per Account No. 4

9

0

6

 

 

 

 

 

£51

12

8

 

 

 

 

Commission of 5 per Cent

2

11

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£54

4

4

 

Halifax Currency

 

 

 

£65

12

4

 

Sterling

 

 

 

£59

1

1


                                                                         					

In Council July 9th 1791

Read Examined Approved and Audited,



		D. Mathews, P.





Extract #5, p. 133



Government,



To William Smith Carpenter Dr

 

 

£

s

d

1791
June 24th

To myself and Smith Woodruff Employed by His Excellency Governor Macarmick to Survey the Lime Kiln, Saw Mill, the Houses and Store at Point Edward and to Estimate the Value of the Materials of these buildings and the Expense of erecting them, including the repairs done to the House and Store, during the time we where [sic] upon this Business (viz)

 

 

 

 

Boat hire for six day @ 2/6

 

15

 

 

The above service 6 days each @ 5/ each

3

 

 

 

Labourers James Hatt and John Moorhead employed as assistants in the repair 6 days each @ 5/ each

3

 

 

 

Provisions for four Men 6 days @ 1/3 each per day

1

10

 

 

Attending the Surveyor General at the Store at the Fresh Water Creek to value the same

 

5

 

 

15 ½ days work repairing the Governor's House, repairing and hanging Doors, fitting on Locks and Hinges, lathing out the Beam in the Chimney, and repairing the burnt post in the Council Room after the fire

3

17

6

 

Locks and furniture for the Council Room , Door and other Jobs

 

7

 

 

 

£12

14

6;

Sydney, June 25th 1791 Received from Messrs Tremain & Stout, by Order of His Excellency Lieutenant

Governor Macarmick, the above sum of twelve pounds fourteen shillings and six pence in full,



Wm Smith

Source: Colonial Correspondence, Cape Breton, CO 217, Vol.108, pp. 126-133


Contributed by Janice Fralic-Brown
Page written January 16, 2001

 

 

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