Trading Goods at Albany Fort America, 1706


The text below comes from the Albany Fort America Journal of 1706:


Remains trading goods as per balance of last year’s Account

430 lbs powder
8477 lbs shot
149 kettles and 21 pans
221 lbs beads
21/8 lbs vermillion
96 lbs red lead
601/2 lb thread
78 guns: 52 of 4 foot and 26 of 41/2 foot long
15 pistols
15642 flints
6 sword blades
29 bayonets
308 fire steels
691 worms
700 needles

154 powder horns
144 painted boxes
83 tobacco boxes
79 pair ditto tongs
8108 pewter buttons
78 ice chisels
14 scrapers
71 leather looking glasses
12 tin shoes
440 haws bells
67 iron wire handcuffs
24 horns for men’s heads
24 pairs yarn gloves
37 pairs cargo breeches
03/4 yards broadcloth 50 yards baize

A copy of the invoice of trading goods sent over this year from England by Capn Michael Grimington, commander of the Hudson Bay frigate as here follows viz

5584 lbs powder
20162 lbs shot
350 brass kettles weigh[ing] 1020 lbs
2432 lbs Brazil tobacco
1018 lbs Virginian ditto
60 lbs vermillion
25 lbs black lead
100 lbs thread
450 guns 308 of 4 foot and 142 of 31/2 foot long
4000 flints
24 bayonets
288 fire steels
72 files
500 worms
600 net lines
3800 awl blades
2052 skeins twine
2200 needles
324 fish-hooks
6192 knives

144 pewter spoons
144 alchemy spoons
72 pairs stockings
72 pairs shoes
144 powder horns
580 hatchets
72 egg boxes
160 shirts
792 ivory combs
36 horn combs
216 tobacco boxes
3456 pewter buttons
288 rings
305 Turkey reds [brilliant red cloth]
144 pairs scissors
50 plumes Ostrich feathers
3184 yards broadcloth
271 yards baize
320 yards flannel
364 yards duffel
255 blankets
210 gallons brandy

Made and fitted here in the Factory by the Governor his order the following particulars

16 Guns: 3 of 41/2 foot, 9 of 4 foot, 4 of 31/2 foot long
600 hatchets
114 ice chisels
99 scrappers
146 arrow heads

100 caps
170 edged men’s coats
24 plain men’s coats
66 youth’s coats

In which was used 473 yards broadcloth, 2 yards baize, 20 yards flannel, 1141/2 dozen buttons, 71/2 lbs thread.

This excerpt from the Albany Fort Journal, in:
Hudson’s Bay Miscellany, 1670-1870, Edited by Glyndwr Williams Ph.D. Winnipeg: Hudson’s Bay Record Society, 1975