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Mr.Edward Rouzee
1817 Feby
P
To Robt ,, P,, Waring Dr
For this sum overpaid you 
at Laytons $ 6 . 8 cents  —  £1,,16,,6 
For 9 lbs butter - -a1/-
1 quarter beef for self 130 lbs ,,9 —
a 5d - - - -     —    — { 2,,14 ,,2
1 quarter beef for Mrs 
Rouzee 135 lbs      a  5 —   {- 2,,16 ~ 3 
           [[sum line above]] £7,,15,,11       
Error      1   1
[[strike]] Fish accounts from [[strike]] -{
Samuel Kendall [[/strike]] -{ £7 -17   ~
Store acts [[/strike]] - - - - -
left 8th cash      -       -       3 [[sum line below]] 
Rec.d payment                 £8 ~ ~
[[Note: £8 sum includes amounts from error descriptions but was not stricken. Perhaps error was the description or the sum should have been re-calculated.]]
Robert,, P,, Waring

Cr By hire of negros R
for 1817. — —  — — —


Transcription Notes:
Reviewer notes: - "a 5"s have a curve sign above them. - Changed last name to "Waring." See original museum record: http://collections.si.edu/search/detail/edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.104.60?q=url%3Aedanmdm%3Anmaahc_2011.104.60&record=1&hlterm=url%3Aedanmdm%3Anmaahc_2011.104.60 - Added missing "butter" line - 135 "lbs." See reverse of note. Transcriber notes: with numbers on this receipt, there are numbers under and on top of one another. how are these figures meant to be transcribed? I made the best attempt I could. - This seems to be a table giving amounts in pre-decimal currency of pounds,shillings, pence. Farthings are not given. The main table originally totaled p7.5s.11d but with the error correction of 1/1 (1 shilling, 1 pence) was re-totaled to p7.7s. The apparent later adjustment of 3s would take the overall total to p7.10s, not to p8 as written. Can anyone clarify or could this have been an error in the original? [Note: 12 pence = 1 shilling, 20 shillings = 1 pound].

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