Estimate of the expense of necessaries for the meeting of the Seneca Indians at Tioga Octr 25. 1790.
|4 barrels of Country rum 120 gall. @ at 3/.||£ 18. 0.0|
|Provisions for 200 Indians 12 days, including the supplies they must receive when going home, viz.|
|3200 lbs. of beef @ 3 d.||40. 0.0|
|32 Cwts flour @ 15/.||24. . 1|
|A silver gorget & other trinkets||10. .|
|1 Cwt of tobacco & pipes||2.10.|
|Provisions & necessaries for T. Pickering, & Colo. Wilson, agent for Pennsylvania, & for the boatmen||12. .|
|Transportation of goods & stores from Philadelphia hire of boat & boatmen||20. 0.0|
|Pay of the interpreter||12. .|
ADf in Pickering’s hand, MHi: Timothy Pickering Papers.
1. Pickering deleted an entry, “24 yards woolen cloth, for leggings for the Chiefs, at 7/6,” totaling nine pounds, following this line.
2. Before GW left Philadelphia he replied to Pickering on 6 Sept. 1790, enclosing an order in his favor on the secretary of the treasury for $400 and writing: “It is my wish that in conducting the negotiation with the Seneca Indians you should endeavor, by all possible means, to prevent any considerable number of them from assembling at the place of treaty, as a numerous meeting would not only greatly enhance the expence, without facilitating the object, of your mission, but would be directly repugnant to the nature of the business” (LS, MHi: Timothy Pickering Papers).