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Part 6: Baling Invoices

 

       The following lists appear on pp. 256–74 of Codex C, reading backward; the hand is unknown. The first part is an invoice of presents to be given to Indian chiefs, the second lists "necessary stores" for the expedition. There seems to be no way of determining when the lists were written, but since they are found in a journal sent back from Fort Mandan they are printed here.

 

      


 
Baling Invoice of Sundries for Indian Presents

No.     30 a Bag Contg.
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for first Chiefs of Ottos or Panis—
    2 Chief's Coats
    2 hats & plumes
    2 White Shirts
    2 Medals 2d Sise
    2 hair pipes
    2 wrist Bands
    2 Arm Bands
    2 Bundles Gartg.
    2 pr Leggins
    2 Britch Clouts
    3 Medals 3d Size
}
2d Chief
    3 Blue Blankets
    3 pr Scarlet Leggins
    3 Britch Clouts
    3 Bundles Gartg.
    3 medals 3d Sise
}
3d Chief
    3 Scarlet Leggins
    3 white Shirts
    3 Britch Clouts
    3 Bundles Gartg.
No     13 a Bag,
}
1st Chief of Ponkas or any other
that may be met this Side of
Mahar—
    1 medal 2d Sise
    1 Chiefs Coat
    1 white Shirt
    1 Hat & Plume
    1 Hairpipe
    1 Wrist Band
    1 Arm Band
    1 pr Scarlet Leggins
    1 Blue Britch Clout
    1 Flag of 2d sise
    2 pr Scarlet Leggins
    4 Blue Britch Clouts
    4 pr Leggins
  14 Silk Handkfs.
  26 pocket Ditto this part intended for foreign
nations—    Should any of the
three above Nations be met; the
presents of Small articles may be
taken from the Bags no. 33, 15,
42, 9, 36, 16, 45 or 26—
    4 Rolls Ribbon
    4 Callico Shirts
    4 hairpipes
    4 Rolls Gartg. small Bundles
    5 looking Glasses
  14 Small Bundles Ribbon
    1 large Roll Gartg.
    1 Blue Blanket
    1 d Cold thread
    1 d White do
  10 pieces nonsoprettys
No     33 a bag Contg.
}
for the Maha Chief
    1 Chiefs Coat
    1 hat & Circle feather
    1 white Shirt
    1 pr Scarlet Leggins
    1 Britch Clout Scarlet
    1 Large Medal
    1 Small Bundle Gartg.
    1 Silver Moon
    1 wrist Band
    1 Arm Band
    (1 Flag)
    1 Medal 2d Sise
}
for 2d Do
    1 Blue Blanket
    1 pr Leggin & Britch Clout
    1 Callico Shirt
    1 Wampum hairpipe
    1 Small Bundle tape
    1 Medal 3d Sise
}
For 3d Do
    1 Britch Clout & Shirt
    1 pr Leggins, 1 Bundle Gartg.
    1 Scarlet Blanket
}
for 1st Chief's wife
    1 Roll Ribbon
    1 Silk handkf
    1 Callico Shirt Some Great man
    1 tomy hawk Some Considered man
    5 handkfs 1 to each young men
    1 Ivory Comb Some woman of consideration
    2 Bunches of thread 1 Skaine to Sundry women
    2 Bundles Gartg. to Some young women
    1 Doz. Knives 5 Lookg Glasses 1 to Sundry men
    2 Bead Neck Laces for young women
    3 Burng. Glasses to young men
    1 Small Bundle Gartg. (say Ribbon) to some Girl
    3 pieces Dutch Tape by ½ pce. to young women
  10 maces White Rd. Beads to Girls
    2 maces Sky blue Rd do      "
    3    do    Yellow do      "
    3    do    Red    Do      "
  14    do    Yellow Seed Do      "
    5 do Mock Garnets      "
    1 Dos Small Hawk Bells young men
    5 large    do      "
    6 tinsel hat Bands      "
    1 needle Case woman
    3 pr Glass Ear Bobs    do
100 Broaches by 10 to young warriors
    6 Silver Rings to women
    9 pr Scissars "
    2 Collars of Guilt wire men of Consequence
    3 Rolls Snare    do young men by 1 fathom
    1 Bunch Knitting pins by 3, to men abt. 35 or 40
412 needles by 10, to women
  61 fish hooks by 4 or 5 to men
       ½ doz. Iron Combs to Women
  14 thimbles (Steel) by 1 to [〈Sachem〉?] women
    1 [lb?] vermillion in 10 papers to young warriors
  50 Awls 1 at a time to men
       ½ doz. Jews harps to young men
    3 Rasors to men
    1 large flat file to some elderly man
    1 smaller    do            "
    1 Doz fire Steels to young men
    5 Skaines Silk to women
    1 Roll Gartering by 1 fathom to women
    3 pewter lookg. glasses young girls
  18 Curtain Rings young women
    1 piece nonsopretty by 2 fathoms to women
    1 paper Verdigrease by 1 oz: to young men
 

No 15 The Same—(Chief dress for Rickaras) & one Flag
  "  42 The Same—Ditto for Mandanes & a Flag of 2d size
  "  45 The Same, except no Scarlet Britch Clouts blue ones in lieu, and no large
medals for 1st Chiefs, But medals of 2d sise—& no Scarlet Blanket, but 1 Shirt in
lieu & a Flag 2d Sise
  "  36 The Same as "no 45" & a Flag of 2d Size
  "  16 The Same Do & a Flag of 3d Sise
  "  26 The Same Do (a flag of 3d sise) & No 9 (a Flag of 3d Sise)    these two Bales
have artillery Coats

 

       Two Carrots of Tobacco will be Added to every 1st Chief Dress, and 1 Carrot to the 2nds & 3ds—    and 6 Carrots to to be given to the Nation—

 

       The followg. Bales intended for foreign Nations: that is those beyond the mandanes

 

        

No     18, a Bag Containing
    1 Chiefs Coat
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1st Chief
    1 Medal 2d Sise
    1 pr Leggins
    1 Britch Clout
    1 White Shirt
    1 Small Bundle Gartg.
    1 lookg. Glass
    1 Burng. Glass
    1 Callico Shirt
}
2d Chief
    1 Medal 4th & 5th Sise
    1 Small bundle gartg.
    1 pr Leggins
    1 Britch Clout
    1 Wampum hair pipe
    1 Medal 5 Size
}
3d Chief
    1 Britch Clout
    1 Shirt
    1 Small Bundle Gartg.
    3 Rolls Ear Wire
    3   Do  Snare Wire
    1"    Knitting pins
       ½ [lb.?] Vermillion in 5 papers
  18 Knives
    1 Dos: fire Steels
    3 pewter lookg. glasses
  24 Curtain Rings
  1 piece nonsopretty
    1 Tomyhawk
    2 pieces Dutch Tape
    3 Bead Necklaces
    2 Rolls Ribbon by fathoms to Girls
    4 Lookg. Glasses
    4 Burng.    Do
  10 Maces White Rd Beads
    2    do    Blue Do
    2    do    Yellow Do
    3    do    Mock Garnets
    1 Dos hawk Bells
    5 large    do
    1 Needle Case
    6 Cotton handkfs
    3 Silk    Do to women of Consideration
       ½ dos: Iron Combs
  10 Skaines thread
    3 Dos: Brass thimbles (by 4 or 5 to children [)]
    6 pr Scissars
    1 fine necklace
    2 Romall hkf
    6 Silver Rings— women of consideration
100 Needles
  50 Broaches
    2 pr Bracelets— to Some Young Chiefs or
Chiefs Sons
    3 pr Glass Ear Bobs
    4 fathoms Red flannel in 2 pieces
    1 Gro Awls
    2 Wampun Shells
    1 Extra Chiefs Coat
}
for a 1st Chief
    1 medal 3 Sise
    1 white Shirt
    1 Britch Clout
    1 lookg. Glass
    1 Burng. Glass
    1 piece fancy handkf
    1 [lb?] Cold. thread
No     14 The Same
No     24
    5 Callico Shirts
    8 fathoms Red flannel in 4 pieces
    2 Bunches Blue Beads
    2 do—    Red—    do
  10 Small bunches white Seed do
  14 Rolls Wire difft Sises
    7 Bunches White Rd Beads
  17 maces mock Garnets
    6 ½ doz: pewter lookg. Glasses
  18 pr of Scissars difft. Sises
    1 Extra Bunch of Beads
    9 Dos thimbles
    6 Medals Dom: Animals
  20 do Sowing
    5 (Ib?] Vermillion in 10 papers Ea.
  12 d Silver Rings
    2 dos: Small hawk Bells & 2 Gro: do
    5 Bunches large Do
    10/12 Gro Rings
    6 Dos: Jews harps
    3 Rolls Binding
200 Needles
  12 pr Glass Ear Bobs
    2 pr Braslets
    1 Card of Beads
  20 Single Ps. Narrow Ribbon
    1 needle Case
    7 white metal Ear rings
    1 [lb?] Nuns thread
    1 [lb?] Col[ore]d thread
    1 pce Bandano Hkf:
    3 Britch Clouts
    4 Bunches Yellow Beads
    4 Silk Handkfs
  50 Broaches
    4 pce dutch tape
    2 pce Nonsopretty
  20 fancy handkfs
    2 hair pipes
    1 Silver Arm Band
    1 Wrist Band
    1 Tomyhawk
    3 ¾ dos: paper lookg. Glasses
    2 ⅓ Dos: Burng. Glasses
 

No 3 The Same, Except the followg. articles more—    vt. [viz.] 1 Gorget, 1 medal,
1d vermillion, 1 Bunch Bells, 3 hair pipes, 1 Burng. glass, 1 necklace & 1 remnant
of Scarlet—.    and the followg. article, less—    vt. [viz.] 1 Arm & Wrist Band, 1
Bunch Yellow Beads & 1 Callico Shirt
 

No   4 a Case
15 Dos: Butchers Knives
  5 10/12" Bone handle    do
  3 ⅓" Staghandle    Do
  6 half round files
12 tomyhawks
  2 Dos: fire Steels
  7 Dos: Iron Combs
  1 Gro: Awls
  8 Bundles Knitting Pins
48 Collar needles
  2 ⅓ Dos: Small Scissars
  1 ¾ Dos: large Do
  8 [lb?] Red Lead
24 Squaw Axes
  2 Bundles of Pieces of Brass & Iron
28 fish Spears
  5 large Canoe Awls

 

       In a Box of necessary Stores No. 8 are the follg. belongg. to Indian Department    27 fish Spears    5 large Canoe Awls

 

        

Recapitulation of the Above fourteen Bags & 1 Box of Indian Presents.
Vizt [viz.]—

15 Chief Coats (of which 9 are Artillery Coats)
11 hats & 6 Circle feathers, & 5 Soldier's plumes
18 White Shirts
 

20
Scarlet Leggins
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equal to 1 pce Scarlet
1
Remnant Scarlet
2
Britch Clouts Do
3
Blankets    Do
3
large medals
}
Likenesses
13
2d Size Do
71
Medals 3d & 4th Sise
8
Silver moons
12
Wampum Do
24
hairpipes Do
12
Silver Arm Bands
12
Wrist    Do—    Do
72
Rings Silver
1500
Broaches do
12
Blue Blankets
}
equal to 3 pces Strouds
20
prs Leggins
45
Britch Clouts
 

44
Callico Shirts
12
Rolls Gartg.
2
dos: Dutch tape
2
dos: nonsoprettys
12
Rolls narrow Ribbon
24
Tomy hawks
8
Ivory Combs
7
pces fancy handkf:
5
pce, Bandano Do
½ pce Romall handkf
10
[lb?] threads
35
Dos: Knives, of which 22 doz Butchers Knives
12
dos. Dutch paper lookg. glasses
2
Cards of Bead necklaces
3
fine    Ditto
7
¾ doz. Burning Glasses
120
Small Maces white Rd Beads
7
Bunches Sky Blue Beads
17
     Do       Yellow    Do
20
     do       White Seed    Do
4
      do    Red    Do
1
     Do    Green    Do
18
     Do    Mock Garnets or 80 Maces
8
⅓ Doz: large Sise hawk Bells
6
Gro: Small    Do
3
Dos: Tinsel hat Bands
48
pr Glass Ear Bobs
8
pr    Do    Brasiets
12
½ Dos: Scissars large & Small
30
Collars of Brass Wire, quill Sise
16
   Do    Ear Wire
34
Bunches Snare Do
18
Bunches Knitting Pins
3900
Needles Assorted
12
Needle Cases
about 500 fish hooks
12
Dos: Iron Combs
9
⅓ Dos: taylors Steel thimbles
19
[lb?] Vermillion
5
¾ Gro: Awls
3
Dos: Rasors
22
files
12
Dos: fire Steels
40
Skaines Silk
18
Dos: Pewter lookg. Glasses
3
Gro: Curtain Rings
10
[lb?] Verdigrease or near abt.
24
fathoms of Red flannel in 12 pieces—    to a piece of flannel
48
Collar Needles
8
[lb?] Red Lead
24
Squaw Axes
2
Bundles of pieces of Brass & Iron
55
fish Spears
5
large Canoe Awls
130
Pigtail Tobacco wt 63 lb
176
Carrots tobacco abt 500 in 9 Bales.—
26
Silver Ear Rings
 
Bailing Invoice of Sundries, being necessary Stores Vizt. (viz.]

No 1.
a Bale Contg.
4
Blankets
3
fine Cloth jackets
6
flannel Shirts
3
pr Russia Over Alls
5
frocks
4
White Shirts
200
flints
2
Spike Gimblets
2
Small Do
12
pr Socks
2
tin Boxes; with 2 memm. Books in Ea.
½ [lb?] Col[ore]d. thread
1
Romall Handkf
1
Paper Ink Powder
1
pce Catgut
3
Setts Rifle Locks
1
Screw Driver
" 2.
The Same
" 3
The Same
" 4
The Same, except 1 p. trowsers less and 1 flannel Shirt in lieu
" 5
a Bale
4
Blankets
1
Cloth jacket
4
flannel Shirts
2
frocks
2
Watch Coats
50
flints
1
White Shirt
1
Spike Gimblet
6
pr Socks
½ [lb?] Nuns thread
1
pce Catgut
1
pce Silk Handkf
4
Quire Comn fool's Cap
9
half quires post paper
4
Sticks Sealing wax
1
Romall Handkf:
1
Vice
1
Sett of Gunlocks
1
nipper
 

" 6 The Same, except 1 watch Coat less & 3 Cloth overalls, 2 pr ox hide Shoes, ½ m fish hooks, & 1 Gro: awls more.—
 

" 7
a Bale
6
Blankets
1
Watch Coat
2
pr ox hide Shoes
4
papers of fish hooks
1
Gro Awls
1
Vice Smallest Sise
1
Screw Driver
1
quire paper fools Cap
5
Romall Handkfs
1
fancy    Do
1
Drawing Knife
3
pr Socks
3
pr Cloth over Alls
2
flannel Shirts
2
frocks
1
pr English Shoes
1
fine Cloth jacket
11
Cartridge Box Belts
¼ [lb?] nuns thread
25
flints
" 8
a Box
27
fish Spears
the Glue
Sundry Iron Works for Guns
3
Screw Augurs
62
files difft Sizes
1
Dradle [treadle?]
1
Brace
5
Chisels
5
large Canoe Awls
2
Gimblets
Primg. wires & Brushes
Capt: Lewis Gunlock
1
Bundle Iron Wire
18
Axes
2
howels
1
Adse
Iron Weights
 
Recapitulation of Seven Bales & 1 Box of necessy Stores Vit. [viz.]

30
Blankets
15
fine Cloth jackets
35
flannel Shirts
11
pr Russia Over Alls
6
pr Cloth    Ditto
26
frocks
18
White Shirts
925
flints
11
Spike Gimblets
8
Small    Do
63
pr Socks
8
tin Boxes with memm. Books
2
[lb?] Col[ore]d thread
¼ [lb?] Nuns thread
11
Romall Handkf
4
papers Ink powder
6
pces Catgut
14
Setts Gunlocks
5
Screw Drivers
2
pcs Silk Handkf
9
quires fools Cap paper
18
half quires post
8
Sticks sealing Wax
3
vices
2
nippers
4
Watch Coats
4
pr. ox hide Shoes
1
pr English Do
2
Gro Awls
1000
fish hooks
1
fancy handkf.
1
Drawg. Knife
the Glue
3
screw Augurs
62
files difft Sises
5
Chisels
18
Axes
2
howels
1
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