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Payroll for the steamboat Thistle for July 1828

Names the people employed on the boat, their occupations and salaries:
engineer, pilot, [can’t read], three deck hands, two firemen,
cook, second cook, three waiters, chambermaid, deckhand, barkeeper.

Thomas Gibbons
Papers, 1821-1829

The Thomas Gibbons Papers at the New York State Library consist chiefly of accounts and invoices related to the operation of steamboats Bellona, Thistle, Swan, and Linnaeus and include details of wages paid to the crew, food and other provisions for crew, and the general maintenance of the boats. They include many detailed accounts of freight shipments and costs.

 

Partial Transcript of Steam Boat Thistle Payroll:

We the undersigned composing the crew of the Steam Boat Thistle acknowledge the receipt of the sum, annexed to our respective [?] names, in full _____[?] for the month of July 1828.

Names Occupations Dolls. Cts.
Francis Miles Engineer
60
00
Elijah Richards Pilot
35
00
D.Haywood Kursiert [?]
Supervisor [?]
30
00
Edward Hubbard [?] Deck Hand
18
00
Edward P. B____ Ditto
18
00
For B___ Bloodgood [?] Ditto
14
00
James Coker Fireman
20
00
Wm. Ryers    Fireman
20
00
Thos. (his X mark) Newport Cook
20
00
Henry (his X mark) C_____   S[econ]d Cook
10
00
Henry (his X mark) Jackson Waiter
14
00
Wm. Henry (his X mark) Reece do [ditto]
6
50
John (his X mark) Banks do [ditto]
12
00
Amelia[?] (her  X mark) White Chambermaid
6
00
for Charles V_____ Deck Hand
5
00
for Charles Simonson [?] Barkeeper
10
00
   
$296 
50

 

Thomas Gibbons. Papers, 1821-1829 New York State Library call number: SC21205 (1 box, 0.25 cu.ft.)