The manuscript is in Papers of the St. Louis Fur Trade Part 2 Reel 17 Volume 1 "St. Louis Missouri Fur Co. St. Louis Record Book 1809-1812" 150pp. from collection of Missouri Historical Society.


Invoice of Sundry Merchandise sold and delivered to the Missouri Company by Frs Regnier at St. Louis


the 3d May, 1809

Dols. Cents.
8 Blankets 3 pt $5 $40
1 Do. Rose bar $3 $3
39-1/3 yds flanelle $1 $39.33-1/3
3 Do. (ditto) Scarlet $4 $12
5 Do. Green Cloth $4.50 $22.50
8- grey serge $.75 $6.50
21-2/3 Cloth $1.75 $37.91
8-1/4 Do. $2.50 $20.62-1/2
22 Do. $2 $44
3 Do. $1.50 $4.50
19-2/3 $2 $39.32-1/3
1 Do. Bath Coating $3.00
5 Do. Cloth $2.50 $12.50
6-1/4 Do. $2.50 $16.25
25 do. Blue & Red $2 $50
3 do. olive $4 $12
2-1/3 yds grey Casimere $4 $9.33-1/3
12-1/2 Do. blue & black $3.75 $46.87-1/2
6 Do. blue Cloth first qulty $9.50 $57
15 Pieces fine Muslin $6.50 $97.50
41-3/4 yds Do. $.50 $20.87-1/2
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Carried over $595.03

D C
Amount Brought Over $595.03
72 yds Morlais $.75 $54
7-1/2 Bed ticken $1.25 $9.37-1/2
23 lbs hair powder $.25 $5.75
41 boxes of wafers $25 $10.25
44 pots pomatum $.50 $22
15 hatts $5.50 $82.50
35 yds Linen $.50 $17.50
35-1/2 Do. white Linen $.62-1/4 $22.18-3/4
2-3/4 Do. Russia Sheeting $.75 $2.06-1/4
5-1/4 Do. Linen & worsted $.75 $3.95-1/2
3 Do. Coarse $.50 $1.50
2 Reams of paper $7 $14
1 flask fruit $1
1 Do. Cologne water $1
60 Pair Suspenders $.75 $45
10 Do. $1.00 $10
41 Do. $1.25 $51.25
19 Do. $.62-1/2 $11.87-1/2
57 Romal handchfs $.37-1/2 $19.12-1/2
44 $.12-1.2 $5.50
3 bed cords $.25 $.75
17 yds Callico $.33-1/3 $5.66-1/2
16 bed cordes $.50 $8
7 yds broad Callico $.56-1/4 $3.93-1/2
56-3/4 Do. dimity $.62-1/2 $35.47-1/2
3 Ladies feathers $2.50 $7.50
42 Pieces Riban $3.25 $136.50
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$1182.68 1/2

Amt. Brought up $1182.68 1/2
16 Pieces large Ribon $5 $80
1 p Do Black $4
28 Do. $1.25 $35
24 Do. $1.00 $24
40 Do. $.75 $30
15 Muslin Shawls $1.75 $26.25
12 Do. buck Muslin $1.50 $18.00
5-1/2 yds worked Muslin $2.50 $13.75
4 Embroidered Cloaks $2.25 $9.00
14-1/2 yds Clear Muslin $1.50 $21.75
9-1/2 Do. $1.00 $9.50
1-3/4 yds worked Muslin $2.50 $4.37 1/2
12 Red and blue Shawls $3.50 $42.00
11 Cambirck Handchfs $1.50 $16.50
11 Do. $1.37-1/2 $15.12-1/2
12 Do. $1.75 $21.00
15 Do. $1.50 $22.50
4 Muslin Handchf $.75 $3.00
22 Do. $1 $22
30-1/2 yds Book muslin $1.12-1/2 $34.31
13 Do. french Do. $1.50 $19.50
6-3/4 Do. plain Do. $1 $6.75
14 Embroidered Vails $3 $42
1 yd Clear Muslin $1.50
5 Embroidered Vails $3 $15
2 yds Do. Muslin $2.50 $5
24 yds black gase .62 1/2 $15
10-1/2 yds Do. worked $1 $10.50
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$1749.99 1/2

Amount Brought over $1749.99-1/2
117-1/4 yds fine Calico $.75 $87.93-1/2
33 Do. Gingam $1.00 $33.00
2-1/2 lbs Sewing Silk $10 $25.00
9 Pieces Scoth gartering $.37-1/2 $3.37-1/2
6 Pieces Red Do. $.75 $4.50
3 Silk tassels $.50 $1.50
47 Do. $12-1/2 $5.87-1/2
64 yds fringe $.62-1/2 $40.00
19-1/2 Do. $.75 $14.62-1/2
2 Silver watches $18 $36
2 Gold necklaces $5 $10
2 Do. worked with pearls $1.50 $3
3 prs ear rings $2.50 $7.50
3 Do. $3.50 $10.50
3 Do. $4.50 $13.50
5-1/4 yds Lace $1 $5.25
24-1/2 Do. $.75 $18.37-1/2
76 Do. $.60 $45.60
12 Do. $.75 $9.00
118-1/4 Do. black Do. $.75 $88.68-3/4
3 yds nankin $1.25 $3.75
1 useful Box $3
87-1/2 yds Callico $.50 $43.75
405-3/4 Do. $.62-1/2 $253.60
22 yds broad Calimanco $62-1/2 $13.75
28 Do. $.50 $14
5-3/4 yds Corderoy $1 $5.75
20-3/4 Cotton Velvet $1.75 $36.31-1/4
38-1/4 Irish Linen $1.25 $48.12-1/2
3 yds Britanies $4.50 $13.50
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Carried up $2648.85 1/2

Amount brought up $2648.85 1/2
97-1/2 yds Shirten Cotton $1.12 1/2 $109.68-3/4
43 Do. waiscoat patrons $2.75 $118.25
38 shawls $.50 $19
34 Do. $.75 $25.50
46 Do. $1 $46
5 Do. $1.25 $6.25
28-3/4 yds Mersailes $1.50 $43.12-1/2
13 dozn Cards $3.75 $48.75
7 Cotton Shirts $2.50 $17.50
7-1/4 yds broad Percaile $1.25 $9.06-1/4
6-3/4 Do. narrow Do. $1 $6.75
15 Smal handchfs $.25 $3.75
1 Do. Red $1
3 Do. thread Do. $3
1-3/4 Pieces stripes $5 $6.33-1/3
8-3/4 Do. Striped Cotton $.62-1/2 $5.37-1/2
2-1/4 Check $.87-1/2 $2.18-3/4
1-1/2 Do. $1 $1.50
9 Umberellas $8 $72
2 Do. $4.50 $9
5 pr Boots $10 $50
6 Tin Spoons $.50 $3
1 Shott bag $1.25
2 Straw hats $2 $4
1 lantern $1.25
4 womans hats $4 $16
6 Do. with sattin $2 $12
$3291.37 1/2

Amount brought over $3291.37-1/2
8 Sattin Bonnets $3 $24
2 guirlands Cochinelle $3 $6
1 large Seringe $7
1 small Do. $2
44 pair womans shoes $2 $88
6 Do. mens Do. $2.50 $15
4 lookinglasses $1 $4
5 smaller Do. $.25 $1.25
2 Do. Gilt Do. $1 $2
1 Small bell $1
45 papers Pins $.37-1.2 $16.87-1/2
8 lookinglasses $2 $16
18 packs quils $.25 $4.50
9-1/4 lbs Indigo $1 $9.25
1 larger ax $4
1 Do. smaller $1
a Candlestick $.50
7 Packs thread, coarse $2
25-1/4 lbs Loaf Sugar $.50 $12.62-1/2
18 pr. spurs $.75 $13.50
8 waiters $.75 $6
2 Bread draughts $2
6 Purces $3
9 Silk watch chains $.25 $2.25
2 Snuff Boxes $1.25 $2.50
30 sticks pomatum $.50 $15.00
12 Viols sent waters $.50 $6
3 Books $1 $3
2 Record Books $2 $4
4 packs french Cards $.50 $2.00
38 Large fans $.50 $9.50
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3577.12 1/2

Amount brought up $3577.12 1/2
18 fans $.75 $13.50
18 Do. $.50 $9
11 Do. $.75 $8.25
3 Spectacles cases $.75 $2.25
3 Do Rasor cases $2 $6
1 Rasor $.62-1/2
2 Rasor straps $.50 $1
a Soap Box $.37-1/2
1 plains tong $1
1 Ink stand $.50
16 Cork screws $.37-1/2 $6
36 pr Scizars $.37-1/2 $13.50
2 pair Do. $.37-1.2 $.75
3 Compases $.25 $.75
48 knives & penknives $.37-1/2 $18
17 Gilt pins $25 $4.25
100 large packing needles $3
500 needles $.75 $3.75
15 watch keys $.12-1/2 $1.87-1/2
11 watch chains $.50 $5.50
18 Seals $.50 $9
2 lb Coulered thread $5 $10
275 Seanes twist $.12-1/2 $34.37-1/2
3/4 lb white thread $4.50
wire for Bonnets $1
3 slates $.50 $1.50
42 Pair Mens gloves $.75 $31.50
37 Do. for women $1.25 $46.25
1 Do. Do. $1.25
11 Do. silk Do. $1.50 $16.50
3 Do. Shorter $1.25 $3.75
Carried over

Amount Brought over
7 pr Black worsted gloves $.25 $1.75
15 pr Do. Cotton $.50 $7.50
11 pr Mens silk stockings $3 $33
12 pr Do. women $2.75 $33
9 Do cotton $2 $18
2 bottles Mustard $.37-1/2 $.75
3 lb Chocolate $.62-1/2 $1.87-1/2
9 silk shawls $3.40 $31.50
10 large Pocket books $.75 $7.50
7 smaller Do. $.50 $3.50
4 alphabets $.50 $2
2 Close bushes $1 $2
5 Do. $.75 $3.75
5 Do. $.50 $2.50
1 Receipt Book $.50
10 Do. blank $.25 $2.50
50 Pieces tape $.25 $12.50
1 dozn Scigar boxes $1.50
4 Seringes $.37-1/2 $1.50
4 dozn buttons $.62-1/2 $2.50
4 ps velvet ribon no. 10, 116yds $.12-1/2 $14.50
6 Do. #12 174 yds $.15 $26.10
2 #14 58 yds $.18-3/4 $10.87-1/2
5 #18 145 yds $.20 $29
1 #20 29 yds $.25 $7.25
1/2 #30 15 yds $.25 $3.75
1 #50 29 yds $.31 $8.99
1 #80 29 $.37-1/2 $10.87-1/2

Amount brought up
3 ps Black crape $12 $36
24 Pieces Ribon $1.50 $36
31 pr childrens stockings $.25 $7.75
2 caps $1 $2
12 Vails black gase $2.50 $18
11 Do. $2 $22
17 black gase handchfs $1 $17
2 dresd skins $1 $2
6 pr snuffers $.25 $1.50
5 lb almonds $.50 $2.50
3/4 lb Cinnamon $2 $1.50
2-1/4 lb Sugar plumbs $1.50 $3.37-1/2
25 Ladies pocket books $1 $25
10 $.50 $5.00
109 Tooth brushes $.25 $27.25
54 Combs $.25 $13.50
11 Crooked Combs $.75 $8.25
10 fine combs $1 $10
21 Do. $.75 $15.75
11 Sticks Pomatum $.50 $5.50
5 Padlocks $.50 $2.50
31 Silver Tassels $2.5 $7.75
1652 Strings of pearls $.12 $198.24
278 Do. Coulered $.09 $25.02
42 Tassels and Pearls $.25 $10.50
4 ps black ribon $2 $8
17 bottles scent water $.50 $8.50
47 Gimblets $.12-1/2 $5.87-1/2
10 Pieces soap $.25 $2.50

Amount Brought over
Gun flints $1
17 boxes tooth powder $.25 $4.25
16 papers english tafta $.25 $4
4 papers silk buttons $1 $4
26 pair spectacles $.25 $6.50
1-1/2 lbs Reglise $.50 $.75
8-1/4 lbs indigo $4 $33
12 Viols british oil $.37-1/2 $4.50
10 Do. peppermint $.37-1/2 $3.75
18 Tassels and pearls $.25 $4.50
2 boxes andersons pills $.50 $1
3 Viols of bitters $.37-1/2 $1.12-1/2
4 groce button moulds $.25 $1
4 Pencils $.50
34 dozn thread buttons $.12-1/2 $4.25
6 Puffs $.25 $1.50
11 dozn turkey Red $.25 $2.75
1-1/2 lb red barks $8 $12
20 glass feathers $2 $40
25 large pau banes $.75 $18.75
15-1/2 dozn tumblers $2.50 $38.75
3 dozn Do. $6 $18
6 Tin Cups $.20 $1.20
3 Tin buckets $1.25 $3.75
3 Tin kettels $.75 $2.25
3 Coffee Mills $2.50 $7.50
11 Currray Combs $.25 $2.75
4 funnels $.25 $1
7 pepper boxes $.12-1/2 $.87-1/2
6 sticks sealing wax $.25 $1.50

Amount Brought Up
2 sifters $1 $2
3 Coffee pots $.75 $2.25
1 Do. Varnished $1
1 quart mug $1
1 Brass tea Kettle $5
1 Tin tea pot $.75
9 boxes Tea $.25 $2.25
2-1/2 dozn plates $1.50 $3.75
1-1/4 Do. coulered Do. $2 $2.50
2 coffee pots $.75 $1.50
1 Tea pot $.62-1/2
a Milk pot & bason $.62-1/2
a pepper box and mustard Do. $.37-1/2
18 set cups and Saucers $1.25 $22.50
a half gallon $.25
a pint & quart measure $.25
a Gallon Do. $.50
1 pr scales and 3 spoons $2
1058 lb Iron $.18 $190.44
63 Do. steel $.50 $31.50
220 Sugar $.33-1/2 $73.33-1/3
320 Do. coffee $.62-1/2 $200
160 Do. Bohea Tea $1 $160
97 lb pepper $.62-1/2 $60.62 1/2
96 lb alspice $.62-1/2 $60
10-1/2 lb Hyson tea $1.50 $15.75
27 Do. young hyson Do. $2 $54
80 Do. $1.50 $120
143 lb chewing tobacco $.50 $71.50

Amount Brought Over
25 lb Raisins $.25 $6.25
12 lb Cracers $.20 $2.40
10 lb cloves $2 $20
397 Do. Sugar $33-1/3 $132.33-1/3
800 Corks $7
64 lbs figs $.50 $32
22-1/2 Copperas $.37-1/2 $8.43-1/2
29 Do. Madder $.62-1/2 $22.50
16 Gallons Malaga Wine $3 $48
2 Curray Combs $.50
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$6271.14-1/4

St Louis March 7th 1809. Received of Wm Clark and Pierre Chouteau for and behalf of the St Louis Missouri Fur Company four notes of fourteen hundred and eighty nine Dollars and 52/100 and one other note of three hundred thirteen dollars & 3/100 which notes are payable to Bernard Pratt on order and amounts to the $6271.14-1/4 full amount of the above invoice of Merchandise sold to the said company by me.

Signed Frs Regnier

test

Signed Meriwether Lewis


TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES:

  1. Double s (written fs) has been transcribed as ss
  2. Fractions are transcribed with a dash for clarity ie, 2-1/2, which were typically written with large "2" small "1/2".
  3. $ has been added in front of all costs for clarity. The account book uses the $ sign only on the first entry.
  4. The abbreviation for "ditto" is transcribed as "Do."
  5. Exactness has been followed as far as possible in transcribing upper-lower case and the use of "Do."
  6. The account book is divided into 3 columns: for Quantity-Description, Cost-each, Total.
  7. In some cases the arithmetic is not correct. The numbers have been transcribed as-is.