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Account of Money Paid by Lieutenant Governor Des Barres for His Majesty’s Service in the Settlement of …Cape Breton, 1786

Transcribed by Janice Fralic-Brown

Account of Money paid by Lieutenant Governor Des Barres, for His Majesty’s Service in the Settlement of the Island of Cape Breton and it’s Dependencies between the 11th July 1786 and the 24th December following. ----- Halifax Currency.

N 1

Paid for Hire of William Bown’s Shalloop to land and store Provisions, etc. from the Ship Blenheim on Novr 1784, upon the Arrival of the first settlers in the Harbour of Sydney (omitted in previous accounts)

7. 10. ~

2

Paid Rodderham, Maddox, Bowers and Dyear for quarrying 1500 Tons of Stone.

84. 7. 6

3

Paid Joseph Rodderham & Martin Bowers for burning Lime.

17. 13. 4

4

Paid John Smith for Gunpowder (etc.?) used in Quarrying Stone at Guions Barr.

42. 6. 6

5

Paid George Rodgers for sundry Contingent Disbursements

323. 16. 2

6

Paid William Brown Master Carpenter for paid by him to John Willison and Smith Woodroofe for making Soldiers’ Births in the Barracks & re-laying the Floors of sixteen Rooms shrunk by the lumber seasoning, casing Windows, furning[?] for bathing - and plaistering, fixing Wash Boards etc. – 40. ~. ~

And for finishing the Weather[?] boarding.---------------------------- 3. 8. ~

3000 feet of board for the above Work, at L 4 per mil. -------------- 12. ~. ~

1250 feet of Weather-Boards for do at L 3. 10 per mil. ------------- 4. 7. 6

15000. 20[s] nails at 13/per mil. --------------------------------------- 8. 9. ~

8000. 10[s] do ---- 8/[per?] do. ----------------------------------------- 3. 9. 4

2000. brads ------ 5/[per?] do. ------------------------------------------- ". 10. ~

72. 3. 10

7

Paid Do. for paid by him to Mark Croddice for 1000 bushels Lime for the Barracks and other Public Buildings at 1[?] per bushel

50. ~. ~

8

Paid Do. for paid by him to George Petre for repairing the Windows of the Barracks Hospital & Mess House left broken by the 33rd Regiment

1. 10. [?]

9

Paid Do. for paid by him to William Davidson for Lathing & plaistering in said Barracks, etc. 557 yds at 1/1s per yd. ----------------------------L 30. 3. 5

For filiting the Chimnies ----------------------------------------------1. ~. ~

For 60.000 Lathing Nails @ 3/6s ------------------------------------- 9. ~. ~

For 20 Bushels Hair 2/ ---------------------------------------- 2. ~. ~

42. 3. 5

10

Paid Do. for paid by him to Thomas Davies and John Sunderland for sawing 2000 feet of Turning Stuff at 65s. per mil. -------------------------- L 6. 10. ~

And for sawing 912 feet of Stuff for Centry Boxes, etc. ---------- 3. ~. ~

9. 10. ~

11

Paid Do. for paid by him to James Menzies & Alexander Cantley for 30.000 Laths for the Barracks, Hospital, Mess House etc. at 6/8 d. per mil

9. 15. ~

12

Paid Do. for as much paid by him to John Gardiner, Dennis Lawlor, Donald McGillivray, Donald McGregor, Donald Watson and Joseph Clarke employed in fetching Lime and Sand, carrying the same to the Barracks, etc. attending masons and carpenters, carrying Lumber, etc.

20. 5. ~

13, 14, 15 & 16

Paid for the Schooner Ressource with all her Tackle Apparel and Furniture purchased and being absolutely necessary for the Service of Government in lieu of the Brig St. Peters. ------------------------------------------------L 220. 0. 0

For sundry Outfits and other necessary Expenses ----------------- 50. 2. ~

For Wages to the Crew for the first March to the 31st May 1786. 30. ~. ~

For Wages etc. to the Crew from the 1st June to the 13th October 1786

------------------------ 39. 1. 4

339. 3. 4

17 & 18

Paid to George Rodgers from the 12th July to the 24th September 1786. 75 days at 6s. ---------------------------------------------------------------- L 22. 10. ~

To Do from the 24th Sepr to the 24th December 1786 91 days at 6s. 27. 6. ~

49. 16. ~

19 & 20

Paid to William Plant for issuing Provisions etc. from the 12th July to the 24th September 1786. 75 days at 3s. ------------------------------------ L 11. 5. ~

Do. from the 25th Sepr to the 24th December 1786. 91 days at 3s. 13. 13. ~

24. 18. ~

21 & 22

Paid to William Brown Master Carpenter from the 12th July to the 24th September 1786. 62 days at 5s per day. -------------------------- L 15. 10. ~

Do from the 25th September to the 24th December 1786. 86 days at 5s per day

----------------------------------------------- 21. 10. ~

37. ~. ~

23

To a Boat; The one purchased before having, with the crew, been lent to Mr. Uncle the Collector of His Majesty’s Customs at this place to go in Search of Smugglers, on which Service said boat was Staved[?] and rendered totally unserviceable.

22. 6. ~

   

L1154. 12. 5

Transcriber’s Note: I have tried to spell everything exactly as I found it; some terms used are unfamiliar, and so I am not sure of the correct spelling in the first place.

Source: Colonial Correspondence, Cape Breton; CO 217, Vol. 217, pp. 434-436

 

Contributed by Janice Fralic-Brown
Page written 4 April 1999
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