Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to the Auditors, with Account of Goods Furnished to the Indians by Major Linctot, 11 November 1780

To the Auditors, with Account of Goods Furnished to the Indians by Major Linctot

In Council Nov. 11. 1780.


Be pleased to issue on the within certificate from Colo. Broadhead a warrant for the sum due on the within account in specie or it’s value in paper money at the current exchange, to be paid to Majr. Lintot or order and charged to the Continent.

Th: Jefferson


An Account of what goods Mr. Godfrey Linctot Major and Agent General of all the Indien Nations have Furnished to the Indiens for the Service of the United States of America.

Furnished at
Fort Pitt the
26th. of Aprill
To fourteen Shirts Giveen to the Dallaway Indiens 45/ £31 10
To three Pistols 70/ 10 10
To Seven Yards of Blue Cloth 60/ 21
To one Riffle Gun 9
To one Powder Horn and Shot Bag 1
To two Horses £25 50
Givven at
the Indiens
Town the
12th. of may
To Eight Yards of Cloth for a Flag 5/ 2
To three Coats 18
To one Great Coat 5
To one Silver Lace Waiscoat 6
To Six Shirts 45/ 13 10
To five yards of Blue Cloth 60/ 15
To four Blanketts 30/ 6
Giveven at
Fort Pitt
June the
24th. 1780
To two Horses 50
To four Shirts 45/ 9
To Six Yards of Blue Cloth 60/ 18
To Eight yards of Cloth For a Flag 5/ 2
To three gold Laced Hatts 90/ 13 10
Giveen at
Fort Pitt June
the 26th. 1780
To three Silk Handkerchiefs 15/ 2 5
To twenty four Yards of Blue Cloth 60/ 72
To twenty four yards of Cloth 60/ 72
Spicie £427 5
Exchange at / add ¼ 106 16 3
Pennsylvania Currency £534  1  3

Fort Pitt July the 2d. 1780. G.f. Linctot

Fort Pitt July 3rd. 1780

I certify that to the best of my knowledge Major Lanctot has given the above Articles to the Delaware Indians with a view to serve the United States.

Daniel Brodhead
Colo. commandg. W.D.

RC (Vi); in TJ’s hand. The enclosure, presumably in Linctot’s hand, has certification signed by Brodhead on face of document (Vi). Letter and enclosure are endorsed: “Fort Pitt July 3rd. 1780 Indian affairs … £534.1.3.”

On Linctot as Indian agent see Wis. Hist. Soc., Colls., xxiv, 176, note.

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