Standard of Trade, 1706


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

Powder value[d] at 11/2 lbs p. Beaver
Shot at 5 lbs p. Beaver
Kettles at 1 lb p. Beaver Brazilian tobacco at 1 lb p. Beaver
Virginian at 11/2 lbs p. Beaver
Beads at 3/4 lbs p. Beaver
Vermillion at 11/2 ounce p. Beaver
Red lead at 1 lb p. Beaver
Black ditto at 1/2 p. Beaver
Thread at ½ lb p. Beaver Guns value[d] according to their length from 7 to 10 Beavers p. Gun
Pistols at 4 Beaver p. pistol
Flints at 20 p. Beaver
Sword blades at 2 p. Beaver
Bayonets at 1 p. Beaver
Fire steels at 4 p. Beaver
Files at 1 p. Beaver Worms at 4 p. Beaver
Net lines at 2 p.
Beaver Awl blades at 8 p. Beaver
Twine at 1 skein p. Beaver
Needles at 12 p. Beaver
Fish hooks at 20 p. Beaver
Knives at 8 p. Beaver
Spoons at 4 p. Beaver
Stockings at 1 pair p. Beaver
Shoes at 1 pair p. Beaver
Powder horns at 2 p. Beaver
Hatchets at 2 p. Beaver
Painted boxes at 4 p. Beaver
Shirts at 1 p. Beaver
Combs at 2 p. Beaver

Tobacco boxes at 2 p. Beaver
Ditto tongs at 2 pair p. Beaver
Pewter buttons at 12 dozen p. Beaver
Rings at 6 p. Beaver
Scissors at 2 p. Beaver
Ice chisels at 2 p. Beaver
Scraper at 2 p. Beaver
Leather looking glasses at 2 p. Beaver
Tin shoes at 2 p. Beaver
Hawks bells at 16 p. Beaver Ostrich feathers at 2 plumes p. Beaver
Iron wire handcuffs at 1 pair p. Beaver
Horns for men’s heads at 1 pair p. Beaver
Yarn gloves at 1 pair p. Beaver
Cargo breeches at 3 pairs p. Beaver
Broadcloth at 2 Beavers p. yard Baize at 1 yard p. Beaver Flannel at 1 yard p. Beaver
Duffels at 1½ Beavers p. yard Blankets at 6 Beavers p. blanket
Brandy at 4 Beavers p. gallon
Arrow heads at 12 p. Beaver
Caps at 2 p. Beaver
Men’s coats at 5 Beavers p. Coat edged and 4 Beavers p. coat plain
Youth’s coats at 3 Beavers p. coat

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