Thursday, 17 October 2013

Soap & Currants

Mr Ellis Thomas                               Liverpool
Bought of Jos Jones
Oct 17, 1839

One hundredweight sugar
2 boxes soap
3 Blue soap
3 ditto
1 Box Raisins
1 Bag Currants
1 Pun Treacle
Bag 10d, Ship 4/- 
post and packing

The whole came to £84, 1/- 4d (eighty four pounds, one shilling & fourpence)

I think the underlined writing at the bottom says by Gwydir Castle  which could be the name of a ship, indicating that the goods were brought into Wales from Liverpool by sea. I cannot read the second underlined word although it may be a signature as it is followed by the payment due date Nov 18th – by cash £34.0.0.

There were no envelopes in those days so the invoice was folded for posting and addressed on the other side to Mr Ellis Thomas, Grocer,  Penmachno, Nr Llanrwst

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