From the “Suffering Traders” lists of the Ohio Company. These goods were being sent to the Cherokees from Philadelphia.

 “Goods sent up the River Kentucky [in 1753] …under care of David Hendricks to trade with the Cherokees, who was hunting there, which came from Carolina, he was surprised by a Party of Chipawas…and French-men who took him and five more of our People Prisoners, only one and an Indian who was in Company making their Escape.”

42 Robed Strouds @ 30/ £63.0,0
12 Plain Strouds @ 20/12.0.0
22 Calimancoe Bed Gowns @ 13/ 12.4.0
40 Plain Shirts @ 10/ 20.0.0
24 Ruffled Shirts @ 25/ 30.0.0
2 Ps. of Calimancoe @ 70/ 7.0.0
2 Ps. of Handkerchiefs @ 60/ 6.0.0
12 Vermillion @ 18/ 10.16.0
30 Made Coats @ 20/ 30.0.0
15,000 Wampum @ 60p 45.0.0
15 Dozen Knives @ 12/ 9.0.0
14 Dozen Silver Broches @ 12/ 8.8.0
12 Silver Arm Bands @ 20/ 12.0.0
12 Womens Silver Hair Plates @ 20/ 12.0.0
1 Riding Saddle 3.0.0
2 Pack Saddles 2.0.0

Transporting these Goods from Phila. on Horseback to the River Kentucky where they were taken, about 600 miles and paying the Servants Wages:  84.10.0

Total £367.  0.0

Excerpted from:

Belue, Ted Franklin. The Hunters of Kentucky: A Narrative History of America’s First Far West, 1750-1792. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003. pp.265

also available in:

Ohio Company (1747-1779), and Kenneth P. Bailey. The Ohio Company Papers, 1753-1817, Being Primarily Papers of the “Suffering Traders” of Pennsylvania. 1947. (version of this list available in O’Neil, James F. Their Bearing Is Noble and Proud: A Collection of Trade Lists and Narratives Regarding the Appearance of Native Americans from 1740-1815. Volume II. Dayton, OH: J.T.G.S. Pub, 2002.)

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