This is a receipt for goods delivered to John Galphin, a wealthy Creek of mixed heritage, by William Neel on behalf of the board of commissioners of Indian affairs. These items were ostensibly to be issued in relation to the Shoulder Bone Treaty, November 3, 1786, between the Creek Indians and the United States.
 Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries

List of Articles delivered to Mr. John Galphin . [added: Novemr [November] 3d [3rd] 1786.]

 
2 doz: best white ruffled shirts a [at] 16.0/.     16.0.0
2 doz: [unclear: do. [ditto]] check shirts 240/. 1 doz: Pretties 10/6 12:10:6
1 [unclear: Gro: [Gross]] red Caddice 16/0. 1 [unclear: Gro: [Gross]] Gartering 20/ 1..16..0
2 [unclear: ps:] Ribbon 48/ 1 doz: Combs 7/ 2..15..0
1 doz: Razors 60/ 1 [unclear: ps. Romallo] 35/ 4..15..0
1 doz: Knives 9/ 2 [illegible] Wampum 7/ 0..16..0
5lb Vermillion     a [at] 11/8 2.18.4
2 [unclear: ps.] Callico [Calico]   29 yds. a [at] 4/6 6.10.6
2 Duffil [Duffel] Blankets     12/6 1..5..0
1 doz: silver Broaches       1..4..0
14 1/2 yds Callico [Calico]     4/3 3..1..7 1/2
4 Kegs Rum & Kegs     11/8 2:6:8
21 yds blue [illegible]     7/6 7.17:6
1 bush: [bushel] Salt       0:4.8
4 Duffil [Duffel] Blankets     12/6 2.10.0
        £66:10.9 1/2

Novr: [November] 10th: Deld: [Delivered] William Neel at your verbal [deleted: request] request

2 [unclear: ps.] strouds at £6.6.0 12..12..0
[unclear: ps.] Blankets 7.13.1 1/2 7:13:1 1/2
22 Romall Handkerchiefs ..2:4 2:11:4

£89.7.2 1/2

I hereby acknowledge to have received from the Commissioners of Indian Affairs the several Articles within mentioned amounting to Sixty six pounds ten shillings & 9d 1/2 [added: for the Issues of] which I promise to render a proper account [deleted: of] to His Honor the Governor or the said Commissioners in Witness my hand this 4th: Novemr [November] 1786 —
[Signed] John. Galphin

Rec’d [Received] from the Commissioners of Indian Affairs the additional articles within mentd: [mentioned] — say two pieces of Shrouds one piece of blankets& twenty two Handffs. [Handkerchiefs] which I promise to deliver[deleted: ed] to Mr. John Galphin .

Augusta Nov 10 1786.
[Signed] Wm. [William] Neel

List of Articles delivered to Mr. John Galphin .

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