island

COLONIAL

CORRESPONDENCE


Accounts of Funds Disbursed for Contingencies from the 24th of June 1793 to the 26th of December
1793; in packet of letters sent 12th of March 1794 by Lt. Gov. Macarmick

Transcribed by Janice Fralic-Brown

 

Account No.1

Government

                                                                                                                                                            To Tremain & Stout, Dr
To Sundry Contingencies incurred from the 24th of June 1793 to the 26th of December 1793.

Sydney 1793
Septr 7th
To Paid Captain Macy for going Express with Dispatches to Saint
Pierre and Newfound Land as per receipt No. 1
20 ~ ~
  To sundry Expresses in carrying Dispatches as per amount paid by
L. Kavanagh   No. 2
11 8 3
Decemr 7th To Paid Dennis Keho for coming with Government Dispatches
arrived at Louisbourg
1 ~ ~
  Halifax Currency 32 8 3
Sydney,
Personally appeared before me David Mathews Esquire one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace John
Lewis Stout, Clerk to the House of Tremain and Stout and maketh oath that the above amount amounting
to Thirty Two Pounds 8/3 Halifax Currency is Just and True.
                                                                                                                                                                          John L. Stout
Sworn before me this 12th day of March 1794
                                     D. Mathews

Sydney 12 March 1794. Received from His Excellency Lieutenant Governor Macarmick his Draft on
Richard Spiller Esqr Agent for this Island for Twenty Nine Pounds, three shillings and five pence Stirling in
full of the above account.
                                                                                                                                                              for Tremain & Stout
                                                                                                                                                                          John L. Stout

In Council 12 March 1794
Read, Examined and Audited, D. Mathews

Account No. 2

His Excellency Lieut. Governor Macarmick to Lawrence Kavanagh, Dr

1793
August 7
Paid Sundry persons for conveying Dispatches by His Excellency's
Directions. Viz:
     
  Paid Gabton Leblong carrying Dispatches from Arichat to Sydney 1 15 0
  Paid Francis Guion bringing Dispatches from Sydney to Arichat in his
Shallop for Lieut. Governor Fanning
2 0 0
20 Paid Charles Labay carrying the same Dispatches to the Island St. John 4 0 0
  Paid Express to the Lieut. Governor at the Portage   9 3
Sept. 29 Paid Morris Bask carrying Dispatches to the Lieut. Governor at Sydney 2 10 0
Nover 14 Paid Barney Rodgers going Express to the Lieut Governor at
the Bras d'or Lake
0 14 0
    11 8 3
                                                                                                                                                              Arichat, Feby 24th 1794
                                                                                                                                                              Errors Excepted
                                                                                                                                                              Laurence Kavanagh
Sydney, SS
Personally appeared before me David Mathews Esquire one of His Majesty's Council Laurence Kavanagh and maketh oath that the above Account amounting to Eleven Pounds eight Shillings and three pence Halifax Currency is just and true.
                                                                                                                                                              Laurence Kavanagh
Sworn before me 12 March 1794
                                        D. Mathews

 

Account No. 4

His Excellency Lieutenant Governor Macarmick To Laurence Kavanagh Dr.

For sundries supplied Lieutenant Colonel Moore for part of the Crew of the Treasury Schooner Lady
Apsley and other Artificers and Labourers employed on the Service of Government at Mount Grenville.

1793
Augt 7
To 12 lb. brown sugar, 2 10d 2 Bushels Salt @ 2/0, 2 lb. tea @ 4/2, 1 3 4
  72 rations and Rum to John Martin and John Willison from the
24th August to the 30th of September following @ 1/0
6 " "
14 6 days work and Rations paid Dickson attending Colonel Moore to
meet the militia
1 3 10
29 20 Days Rations to Guy Full from the 4th to the 26th of September
attending the Boat
1 13 4
  5 Days Rations @ 1/8 and work paid John Morgan Carpenter
assisting the Schooner's Carpenter 35/
2 3 4
  4 Days Rations and work paid S. Thompson assisting the Carpenter 1 6 8
  4 days Rations and work paid Jas. Fitzgerald Carpenter assisting in
building the Guard House
1 19 2
  4 Days Rations and work paid James Murdock assisting same " 19 2
  Tea and molasses supplied the Artificers from the 30 Septr to the
24th Octr without which they would not work
  16 4
Octr 12 Rations and Rum to the Crew, Martin, Willison, Full and the
Mason from the 30th Septr to the 24th Octr
6 15 "
  Sundries supplied the Men by Order of Colonel Moore from the
27th of October to the 20th November
1 lb tea 4/, 1 Galln Molasses 6/, 77 lb Pork @10 d, 2 Bushels
potatoes 2/
1 0 3
  20 lb beef @ 4~ paid for fish 8/, 4 lb sugar @ 1/, 1/2 quintal of fish 5/ 1 3 8
  24 Rations to 2 men sundry times on Service, issued at Arichat @ 1/2 2 16 ~
  8 1/2 lb pork furnished Ross to carry him to Sydney by Colonel
Moore's Orders as he brought the gun carriages from Sydney to
Mount Grenville
~ 7 1
    29 7 2
Sydney 11th March 1794   Received from His Excellency Lieutenant Governor Macarmick by an order
commissn[?] Tremain & Stout Twenty Nine Pounds 7/2 Halifax Currency in full of the above account
                                                                                                                                                                    Laurence Kavanagh

Source: Colonial Correspondence, Cape Breton; C.O. 217, Vol. 110, pp. 51, 53, 57, 59.


Contributed by Janice Fralic-Brown
Page written 22 May, 2001

 

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