William Strahan: Bill and Receipt
ADS: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
|1759. Enquiry concerning the Indians,8 11¾ Sheets|
|March No. 1000 at £1 3s.||13||169|
|For 23½ Reams of Paper for Do. at 13s.||15||5||6|
|Working Description of the Map||7||6|
|Additional Sheet to the Pamphlet on Innoculation1 No. 2000||1||8|
|Four Reams of Paper for Do.||2||14|
|Review of the Constitution of Pensylvania,2 29½ Sheets|
|No. 2000, viz. 24½ Sheets large Pica, at
£1 14s. 0d.
|4 Sheets Appendix at £3 2s. 0d.||12||8|
|1 Sheet Contents, &c. at £1 18s. 0d.||1||18|
|For 118 Reams of Paper for Do. at 13s.||76||14|
|Frederick Post’s 2d Journal,3 4½ Sheets, No. 500 at 17s.||3||16||6|
|For 4½ Reams of Paper for Do. at 13s.||2||18||6|
|Paid for Binding 600 Reviews at £3 12s. 0d. per 100||21||12|
|For 3 Trunks for packing 500 Do. for Pensylvania||1||18|
|For Freight and Shipping Charges of Do.||5||10|
|For 1 Reem 12 Quires Writing Medium for Do.||2||14||6|
|Paid Binder for Hot pressing 25 Do.||8||6|
|Binding 6 Do. in Morocco||1||4|
|19 Do. Gilt and Lettered||1||4|
|25 Do. Calf Lettered||1||4|
Decr. 31. 1759. Received the Contents of the above Bill in full of all Demands
Endorsed: Decr. 31. 1759 Wm. Strahan—Acct. for Printing & Binding £208 14s. 0d.4
8. Charles Thomson’s An Enquiry into the Causes of the Alienation of the Delaware and Shawanese Indians from the British Interest; see above, p. 199.
9. This total shows that Strahan charged for a full 14 sheets.
1. BF’s preface to William Heberden’s Some Account of the Success of Inoculation for the Small-Pox in England and America; see above, pp. 281–6.
2. Richard Jackson’s An Historical Review of the Constitution and Government of Pensylvania; see above, pp. 360–1, 402.
3. The Second Journal of Christian Frederick Post, on a Message from the Governor of Pensilvania; see above, p. 298 n.
4. In BF’s hand. In submitting an account of his expenses to the Pa. Assembly on Feb. 15, 1763, he reported that on this day he paid £213 13s. “for Printing sundry Pieces in Defence of the Province.” The discrepancy between these two totals is accounted for by his payment to Thomas Jefferys of £4 19s. on May 11, 1759, for engraving the “Indian Map” for Thomson’s Enquiry. “Account of Expences,” p. 40; PMHB, LV (1931), 118.