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Waste Book of Captain Daniel Allin, 1795 - 1812.
1763. Folio account book, 39 cm. Unpaginated, about 100 pp with pre-printed lines. In bookkeeping parlance a waste book records transactions of all sorts in chronological order, rather than arranging entries in categories as they appear in day books. Captain Daniel Allin (1763-1844) earned his title in the Revolutionary War rather than at sea. However, as this book attests, he was owner or part owner of several ships, home ported in Providence, RI. Among these were the ship "Flora," ship "Nancy," and brig "Flying Kite." According to notes and expenditures recorded here, these vessels carried freight up and down the east coast, from Providence to Charleston, and at least as far south as Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. Several pages record in detail items and expenses - including such line items as "3 weeks Board of the People [crew]," as well as daily victualing expenses - for his ships "Flying Kite" and "Nancy." Allin's vessels also transported passengers. Entries from 1795 shows "Flying Kite" carrying passengers and freight, named and itemized, to Charleston, SC. Also recorded are household purchases of dry goods, groceries, and day labor. Entries in this section cease after January 1812. These are followed by several blank pages, and several more that have been cut out. Then follow lengthy and detailed lists of freight taken aboard at St. Barts and St. Croix in 1803 and 1804. This is followed by records of payments to captains and crewmen in Charleston, Providence, and New York in 1796 - 1797. Toward the end of the book an entry from 1796 records "Dimentions of Ship Flora … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co. [United States]
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