[M234, roll 236, frame 671]
A list of farming utensils, iron steel & c. required
by Creek Indians West of the Mississippi. Viz:
|350||Small chopping Axes|
|400 prs||Trace Chains with strait links|
|20||Small Hewing Axes|
|600 lbs||Iron 3½ inches wide, ½ inch thick for axes|
|800 lbs||Iron 4 inches wide, 5/8 inch thick for scooter ploughs|
|400 lbs||Iron 2 inches wide, 1 inch thick for Wedges|
|400 lbs||Iron 2 inches wide, 5/8 inch thick||for Froes &|
|400 lbs||Iron 2 inches wide, 3/8 inch thick||Hoes|
|800 lbs||Plough Moulds small size for Shovel ploughs|
|200 lbs||5/8 round Iron for Clevis and plough bolts|
|200 lbs||Iron 1 Inch wide 3/8 inch thick|
|100 lbs||Iron Inch Round|
|100 lbs||Iron Inch Square|
|4000 lbs||Iron for Creek Shops||}Naylor's and Sanderson's
|400 lbs||Best Shear Steel for axes|
More or less.
S. Agt. Creeks
[M234, roll 921, 1231-33]
Western Creek Nation
Verdigris 30th June 1836
Col. William Armstrong
Actg. Supt. Westn. Terry.
I will furnish the following articles of the best materials and workmanship at Fort Gibson for the Creeks, agreeably to your advertisement of the 10th instant, at the following prices, to wit:
|350||Collins Felling Axes (medium size)||@ $ 2.25||$787.50|
|1000||Hoes assorted||@ .50¢||500.00|
|400||Prs.||Trace Chains (straight links)||.90¢||360.00|
|100||1 Inch Augers, 25 ¾ Augers, 25 ½ inch Augers||}|
|25 1½ inch Augers, and 25 2 inch Augers||@ 9¢ }||78.75|
|3||Doz.||1 inch chisles, 2 doz. ¾ inch, 2 doz. ½ inch||}|
|2||Doz.||1¼ inch, and 2 doz. 1½ inch, and 2 doz. 2 inch,||@ 12½ ¢ }||90.00|
|15||Doz.||Drawing Knives (medium size)||@ $6.25||93.75|
|1½||Doz.||Carpenters smoothing plains (complete)||@ 24.00||36.00|
|1½||Doz.||Collins Hewing Axes (small size)||42.00||63.00|
I am under the impression that the article 1½ doz. Carpenters Smoothing
planes complete must be an error; and is, I think, intended for 1½ doz. sets
Carpenters planes complete, which, I think, consist of the Jack, Fore, Jointer,
and Smoothing planes. Should my opinion be correct, and you wish the set,
I will furnish them at $14 a set - to wit - Jack plane $3 - Fore $4 - Jointer $5
- Smoothing $2 - making the 1½ doz. set amount to $252.00.
In this case the amount of my bid would be $2,825.00
Your Obt. Svt.
(signed) A. P. Chouteau
Should my bid be accepted, I shall deem it a favor if you will give me immediate notice, that I may procure the articles from the East in due time.
A. P. C.