Luke Keith’s 1848 Ledger

Ledger Entries

With the exception of the first four lines on this first page, and the second half of the third page, these are Luke’s expenses after arriving in Comstock. 

CLK 1848DCLK 1848ECLK 1848F

one pork bbl 1.50
one well bucket .62
one lbl Salt 2.62
one plow 7.62
one shovel .75
Two bbs crackers .16
onion seed .40
Two heads cabbage .12
Half Ton Hay 3.00
one syringe .87
one pound crackers . 8
one Doz Apples .25
Three yards flannel .93
one Churn 1.25
20 lbs shugar 2.00
one pound Tea .50
one stove & furniture 21.97
To making clevice & Staple 1.00
Freight on goods April 20 9.20
one bottle Sarsaparilla 1.00
one pound crackers . 8
Two violin strings .25
one hat .75
one pair scissors .20
one horse 6
Four lbs & ¼ fish .28
Hotel 3
one bottle Rum .20
Emeline Seeley 3.00
Hellen Bradley 1.00

June 7 one strainer .37
one malable Wrench .30
Five lbs nails .31
17 Caroline Smith 1.25
one Drag 3.16
Soap & Barrel 2.00
Two bushels Buck Wheat .75

June 27 Chandler 2.20
one Sythe & ____ & Stone 1.50
six tumblers .75
Two pair suspenders .50
Six yards linnen 1.94
Crockery shugar coffee & tea 13.50
one fan . 9
Slabs of J L. Earl .50
Boards of Jesse Earl 2.70
one Four tined fork 1.00
Medicine .70
Mark Lee cradlering wheat 5.00
For lerris .14

Aug 9 Chandler 1.70
24 To Lambenn 3.00
” Blacksmithing .25
Postage on letter .10
Freight on castings 1.87

Sept one Bushel Basket .62
Chandler one pr Bootes .62
Chandler one par Gater Boots 1.75

Sept 28 Drayton Smith 6.53

Nov 13 Gilbert Avery 6.52
11 one pr combs .18
one pr gloves 1.00
one do pants 2.50
one galon oil 1.00
13 lbs stove pipe 1.62

April 10th 49 Got hens 1.75

May 23rd Luemma Crittenden came
Went home 25th pleasant but cool

A. T. Jones here Feb 10th 1850

Blacksmith Peake Dr
To two Bushels turnips 00.50
To two pounds half cast steel 00.62
Jan __ to two pounds half iron 00.15
4 to two bushels Buck Wheat .50
6 To cash .50
To one load pumpkins 1.25
P. Peck Dr To on dozen pumpkins .60

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