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Date Original

1815 December 11; 1816 September 26

Description

This document provides the appraisal and administrator's bond for the John C. Luttig's estate. The administration bond, written by Lewis de Mun, is in the sum of eight thousand dollars, an unusually large amount for a bond if this kind; due to the large amount, the administrators, widow Elizabeth Luttig and Moses Graham required the help of eight co-signers. The appraisal of the store Luttig ran until his death is several pages long. It details the property left to or claimed by Elizabeth Luttig. On the right hand side of the last page you can see the string that was used to sew the pages together.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Luttig family was among the early pioneers who settled in Lawrence County. John C. Luttig was a former soldier and was asked by Cristian Wilt, a merchant and supplier from St. Louis, to run a store for him on the White River near Polk Bayou, which is modern day Batesville. Trade along the Mississippi River and its many branches was a lucrative business at the time. The appraisal documents in this probate offer an interesting look into the types of items sold in a frontier store and their costs, as well as the types of items found in the home of a merchant.

Transcription

[Front] Territory of Missouri
County of Lawrence
To all to whom it may concern.
Greeting:
Whereas the Honorable the Circuit Court of the County
aforesaid, did on application of Elizabeth Luttig widow and
relict[sic] of John, C. Luttig Esqr.[Esquire] deceased and Moses Graham of
the County aforesaid grant Letters of administration to them
on the Estate of John, C, Luttig Esqr. deceased. _
Now know ye, that the aforesaid Elizabeth Luttig
and Moses Graham having entered into Bond and security as the
law directs in the sum of Eight thousand Dollars with Charles
Crabough, Samuel Wilson, Benj.[Benjamin] Williams, Charles Kelly, Solomon
Carter, Samuel Wilson, Robert Cravens, Robert Trimble for their
securities. We do therefore hereby appoint them the said Elizabeth
Luttig and Moses Graham, administrators of all and singular the goods
and chattels, rights and credits of the Estate of the said John, C, Luttig
Esqr.deceased, to collect and secure all property and debts owing to, and
pay all legal demands due from said Estate and further to perform
all and singular the duties of administrators of the estate of said
John, C, Luttig, according to law. __
In testimony whereof I, Lewis de Mun
Clerk of the Circuit Court have hereunto signed
my name and affixed my private seal there being no
seal of office, this Twenty fifth day of September
1815 and of our Independance the fortieth.____
Lewis de Mun
(back-sideways)
Letters of Administration
on the Estate of
John, C. Lutig Esqr._
Recd.[recorded] for record 26th Sepr[september]
1816. and the same is
recorded on Book A
folio 1 and 2
L. de Mun clk[clerk]
[above this is not Lewis de Mun's official signiture, it was signed in his name by someone else. His actual signiture is on the front]. [Page 2] A list of thr property which was prodused[sic] to we
the apprasors[sic] of the estate of John C. Littig[Lutiig] Decs.[Deceased]
and the amt.[amount] there of which apprasement[sic] C----. on
the 26th of Sept.[September] 1815.
Two yorgers[sic] Rifles at 15 Dols[dollars] each . $ 30.00
Two Riffels[sic] @. 10. each 20"00
On Do.[ditto] @. 1.50 1"50
1 Smo-- - - - @. 2.50 2"50
1 Do. Do. .@ " 5" 5"0
1 pair of large Stilyards[sic] .@. 6. 6"
1 Do. Smal[l] Do. @" 2.50. 2"50
Two chisels 1 gouge[sic]. @. 1"50 1"50
1 whipsaw @. 12. 12"0
4 axes @. 1"50 each 10"
3 Do. @. 1. 50 Do. 4.50
1 pair of Stilyards @ 2"50 2.50
6 plains @. 18 00 18.00
1 Drawer Knife @. 1"50 1.50
1 pair of Stirrup Jrons[sic] @. 1"50 1"50
[total]119"00
1 Bridle and halter and Saddejrons[sic] @. 1"00
14 Dozn.[dozen] and a half flints @ and Tub @ 3"87 1/2
18 head of Hogs @. 15"50 15"50
1 Cosdel[sic] @. 5" 5"00
1 Saddle @ 19" 19"00
10 Guirths[sic] @. 9 9"00
" Ropes @. 1" 1"00
1 Shot pouch and powder horn @. 1"50 1"50
1 Do. Do. Do. @" "25 . "25
1 pair of Old Boots @. 2" 2"00
1 Old Cordell @. 1" 1"00
1 Old Log chain @. 2.50 2.50
1 Old Bridle @ 2"50 2.50
1 new Do. @ 2.00 2.00
2 pair of Scales and weights @. 4.16 1/4 4.16 1/4
2 Bels[sic] @ 3" 3"00
6 Tin Bels @ 12 1/2 each "75
1 handsaw @. 3"00 3"00
1 mallock @ 3" 3"00
2 plow Irons wt.[weight] 52. @. "- - - 19.50
4 Socket pol Irons @. 8"00 8"00
[total]107"53 3/4
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Amt. Brought forward
50 wt. Brimstone @. 50 cents p.[per] pound $25"00
[crossed out]
17 - of Beaswax[sic] @ 16 1/4 cents p. pound 2.87 1/2
19 wt. of Iron @ 25 Do. Do. 4"75
33 wt. of Snuf @ 50 Do. Do. 16.50
15 wt. of Tobacco @. 2.75 Do. 2"75
63 of Lead @ 16 1/4 cents p. pound 10.50
330 Do. Do. @. 16 1/4 Do. Do. 55"00
1 Keg and 1/4 wt. powder @ 0"75
1 ax @. 1"00
1 Tomahawk .@ 1"00. 1"00
1. 5 g-- auger @. "75 "75
Drist - - - leather @. 75 "75
1 Old auger @. 25 "25
1 Old Case and feathers 2 50 "50
1 Small auger @ 50 "50
1 Box and medeson[sic] @ and Small Durk[sic] @ 8"00
1 Shot pouch @ 50 "50
2 Buffalow[sic] Robes @ 4"00 4"00
1 Do. Do. @. 2.50 2"50
1 Case and fiddle @. 15"00 15"00
10 2 1/2 pent[sic] Blankets @ 6"00 each 60"00
1 Side Saddle @ 8"00 8"00
[total]220"87 1/2
1 Old Mans Saddle @ 8" 8"00
1 Barrel @. "50 "50
1 Iron bot and Trunk lock @. 1.25 1"25
7 Ruffle Shirts @. 5 Dolr.[dollars] each 35"00
3 pair of Nan keen [man knee] pantakoons @. 1 Dolr. each 3"00
2 pair Do. Do. @ 2" 4"00
1 pair Do. Do. @. 2"50" 2"50
1 Short Coat @ 1" 1"00
1 Do. Do. @. 4 4"00
2 pair of Socks @ 1.50 1"50
1 pair Do. @ 1" 1"00
5 pair of sockd and pair of Susspenders[sic] @. 1"00
1 pair of buxskin[sic] pantaloons @. 2"00
1 pair of broad cloth pantaloons 3"00
5 Vercoals[sic] @ 3"50
1 broad cloath and pantaloons @. 44"00
1 pair of pantaloons @ 50 "50
[total]115"75
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Amt. Bt. forward _
1 Old Sattute[sic] Coat @. 500 $5"00
8 pair of pantaloons @. 2 each 16"00
10 Short Coats @. 2 each 20"00
1 old Broad Cloath coat @. 7 7"00
2 piggins @ 50 Cents each 1"00
2 Jars @ 50 Do.[ditto] Do. 1"00
2 Tincups @. 25 Do. Do. 0"50
1 Knife @. 12 1/2 Do. Do. "12 1/2
[total]50"62 1/2
8 Cadies Scupes[sic] @. 1.50 cents each 12"00
4 pair Cotten[sic] Cards @ 2 Dolls[dollars] Do. 8"00
1 Coffee Mill @ 3"00 3"00
1 Hat @. 4 4"00
8 Choir[sic] of Ropping[sic] paper @ 12 1/2 cents p.[per] Ch. 1"00
8 White drest[sic] deer Skins @ 1.00 D. each 8"00
1 Bolt Stroud [crossed out] @. 5 Dols. p. yd.[yard] 101"25
2 1/2 yds.[yards] Do. @. 5 Dollars p. yd. 12.50
1 1/4 yds. Brown Cloath @. 6 Dols. p. yd. 7"50
1 3/4 yd. Do. Do. .@. 6. Do. 10"50
3 yds. Scarlet Do. @. 7 Do. Do. 21"00
3 1/2 Do. Black Velvet @. 1.50 Do. Do. 5"25
3 1/2 Do. Corduroy @. 1.50 Do. Do. 5"25
4 1/2 Do. Scerting[skirting] @. 50 Do. Do. 2"25
2 Wercoat patterns @. 2" Do. Do. 4"00
6 1/4 yds. Murlen @. "50 Do. Do. 3"12 1/2
8 Blow Hankercifz[sic] @. 75 Do. Do. 6"00
11 Hankercifz @. 50 Do. Do. 5"50
16 1/2 yds. Callico @. 50 Do. Do. 8"25
7 1/2 Do. Do. @. .10 Do. Do. 7"50
3 Shals[shawls] @. 2" Do. Do. 6"00
2 Do. Do. @. 2" Do. Do. 4"00
4 1/4 yds. Callico .@. 50 Do. Do. 2"12 1/2
10 Shals @ 2"00 Do. Do. 20"00
5 yds. Callico @ 2"00 Do. Do. 10"00
5 Choir Writing paper @. 50 Do. Do. 2"50
14 Butcher Knurs[sic] @ 1" Do. Do. 14"00
17 Rasors[sic] @. 50 Do. Do. 8"50
37 Woodden[sic] Hair Combs @. 25 Do. Do. 9"25
10 Horn Combs Do. @. 25 Do. Do. 2"50
[total]205 37 1/2[205.37 1/2]
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Amt. Bt. forward
35 Ridding Comlz[sic] @. 12 1/2 Cents each $4"37 1/2
11 Fine Comls @ 12 1/2 Do. 1"37 1/2
12 Do. Do. @. 25 3"00
2 Gun locks @ 2"50 Do. Do. 5"00
12 Doz[en] Buttons @ "25 Do. Do. 3"00
5 Rings @. 1" Do. Do. 5"00
3 Brut[sic] pins @. 1"50 Do. Do. 4"50
3 Snuf boxes @. "50 Do. Do. 1"50
4 primmers @. 12 1/2 Do. Do. "50
1 Spilting[spelling?] Book @. 50 Do. Do. "50
1 Hirtrey[sic] @. 75 00"75
1 Dutch primmer @. 12 1/2 12 1/2
12 Buttons @. 50 "50
1 Bunch plums @. 50 "50
1 Bible @ 2"00 2"00
1 Rasor[sic] Strop .@. 50 "50
64 Thimbles @. 6 1/4 Do. Do. 4"00
6 Shoe Knurs[sic] @. 75 Do. Do. 4"50
2 Dutch History @ 50 Do. Do. 1"00
8 Butcher Knves[knives] @. 50 Do. Do. 4"00
[total]46"62 1/2
1 Box Fish hooks @ 3"00 3"00
2 pair Bridle bits @ 75 Do. Do. 1"50
3 gimblets @. 25 Do. Do. "75
1 Box and Ribbon 2 500 Do. 5"00
2 whipsaw files @ 50 Do. Do. 1"00
8 Shit Kurs @. 12 1/2 Do. Do. 1"00
2 Dozn.[dozen] Cakes Shaving Soak @ 25 Do. Do. 16"00
2 1/4 wt.[crossed out] paint @ 7"00 Do. Do. 15"75
70 Dozen Shoemahes[shoemaker] Fax[tax] @. 16 1/4 Do. Do. 11"68
5 Small Gunblits[sic] @. 12 1/2 Do. Do. "62 1/2
1 Role wire @. 3"00 Do. Do. 3"00
3 pair Morocco[sic] Slippers @. 50 Do. Do. 1"50
3 3/4 wt. Beades[sic] @. 4" 4"00
8 Dozn. Tea Spon-s[spoons] @ 1. Do. Do. 8"00
8 Barlow Knves[knives] @. "12 1/2 Do. Do. 1"00
5 pair pinchers @. 1.00 5"00
10 Dozn. Shoemaker Tax[tacks] @ 12 1/2 1"25
2 wt. Allun[sic] @ 37 1/2 Do. Do. "75
26 pair Scissors @. 25 Do. Do. 6"50
1/2 wt. Saddle Tax @" 37 1/2 37 1/2
[total]77"68
Carreed[carried] forward
[Page 6]
Amt. Bt. forward
14 Gunflints @ 25 Cents $0"25
Sewing Silk @ 10 10"00
1 1/4 yds Stroud @ 5 Dollars p. yd. 6"25
2 bots[sic] Ferretin @ 2 2"00
1 Handkerchif[sic] @ 1 1"00
1 Inch auger @ 75 "75
2 Kettels @ 13"00 13"00
1 Steel Mill @ 20"00 20"00
3 Dutch Ovenz[sic] @. 6 Dols. each 18"00
1 pair of Iron Traces and hames @. 4 4"00
100 wt. powder @ 1 Dolr. p. pound 100"00
[total]175.25
1 Waggon and fixing @ 70 Dols. 70"00
1 plough @. 3 3"00
30 koonskins[sic] @ 4" 16 1/4
1 parcel of damage Skins 2"00
1 parcel of Do. 10"00
1 Rasor @. 25 "25
1 pair of Sockz[sic] @. 5 "50
1 Keel Boat 100"00 100"00
1 Mar and Colt [or Mar Holt] 30 30"00
4 Bar Skins @. 1 Dolr. each 4"00
1 Improvement @. 100 Do. 100"00
1 Do. @. 60 Do. 60"00
[crossed out]
1 ^half of an Improvement and the Rent of 5a---rs 80"00
1 pot @. 2 2"00
1 Grindstone @. 25 cents "25
1 Kettle @ 5 5"00
1 wheel and lathe @. 10 10"00
1 small Earthen Jar and paint 1"00
1 Improvement @ 78. 78"00
1 Stud Horse @ 150 150"00
1 Ax @. 2 2"00
1 Spade and Hoe @ 3 3"00
1 - - - @ 3 3"00
1 Improvement @. 20 20"00
1 Trunk @ 6 6"00
[total]744"16 1/4
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Amt. Bt. forward 744"16 1/4
3 Cherz[chairs] @ 75 Cents each $2"25
1 Table @. 4 4"00
3 Barrels @ 25 "75
1 Barrel and Salt. @. 6"25 6"25
[total] amt. 757"41 1/4
31 Barrels ^of Salt at 18 Dollars p. Barrel 558"00
7 Tin Campz[sic] @ 50 cents each 3"50
1 Small Chessell[sic] and shaving box and b- - - notes 1"00
[crossed out] of net sall[salt] - - -
26 Barells[sic] of salt Cantaining 150 Bushels and 43 } 1319.91 1/4
at the lick mark at 3 $ per B- - 452.59
22 Kettles weeghing[weighing] 55 lbs each at 16 2/3 ^cts[cents] [per pound] 201"66 2/3
1 small kettle ^weghing[weighing] lbs 35 at 16 2/3 5"83 1/3
5 Dutch ovens weghing[sic] 40lbs each at 16 2/3 34"33 1/3
[total]$694"41 1/3
[total]1319"91 1/4
- - - - - -
Total amount $2014.32 1/2
the above bill Contains the whole amt. of all the Goods and chattels of the estate of
of John C Luttig dest.[deceased] which was produced
to us by the administrator Given under
Our hands This 11th day of December 1815
David Millagness
R- - - - - -s
Stephen Jones
[Page 1]
Amt.[amount] of what goods and Chattels that is appraised to the
Widow Littig[Elizabeth Luttig]
30 wt.[weight] of Seed Cotten[sic] @. 6 1/4 Cents p.[per] "wt 1"87 1/2
1 bag 1.50 1"50
1 buffolow[sic] Robe 3" 3"00
1 pair of Saddle bags 6" 6"00
1 Sidesaddle 7" 7"00
1 Blanket 5 5"00
1 Blanket 6"50 6"50
1 piece Sole leather 1" 1"00
1 Sirzingle[surcingle] 50 "50
1 pair Cards 2"00 2"00
1 spelling book 50 "50
10 wt. Beeswax @. 16 1/4 1"67
1 Jug 50 "50
1 Keller[sic] 37 1/2 "37 1/2
1 Coverled[coverlet] 10 10"00
1 Sheet 3 3"00
1 piller[pillow] 50 "50
1 Coffee mill 3 3"00
1 Coffee pot 25 "25
1 Tin Kettle 1" 1"00
1 Candlesteel[sic] and Scissors 25 "25
1 Friing[frying] pan 2" 2"00
1 Skillet 2 2"00
3 Saucers and Bole[bowl] 1 1"00
2 Sallsellers[salt cellar] 50 each 1"00
3 Tincups 25 "75
8 spoons 1"00 1"00
5 Knivez[knives] 50 "50
1 pail 50 "50
1 piggin 37 1/2 37 1/2
2 pair pothooks 1 1"00
1 Dutch Oven and lead[lid] 6 6"00
1 Tea Kettle 2.50 2"50
[total]75"29 1/2
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Amt. Bt. forward 75.29 1/2
1 pot @. 3 $3"00
2 Cakes Soap @. 50 "50
2 yds[yards] wire and pair of Scissors @. 50 "50
1 pair of small zhoes[shoes] @. 25 "25
1 - - - thread 25 "25
Sewing Silk 1"00 1"00
2 - - - Camphire[sic] 1"50 1"50
plates and Lifter "50 "50
3/4 yd.[yard] Callico "37 1/2 37 1/2
2 blew[blue] Shals[shawls] 4" 4"00
1 Do. Do. 1 1"00
1 Do. Do. 2" 2"00
1 Handkerchif[sic] "50 "50
1 Dozn.[dozen] Teaspoons 1" 1"00
2 yds. Muslen 1" 1"00
2 pair Stocking 50 "50
1 boule[bowl] 25 "25
1 Saltseller @. 25 "25
1 Watch @ 25"00 25"00
5 yds. Callico @ 2"00 2"00
1 bedspread @ 5" 5"00
1 Small Stan of Curtins @. 7 7"00
5 yds. Callico @. 50 2"50
3 Cambrick Shirts @. 5 10"00
4 yds. dres[sic] @.1 p. yd. 4"00
1 ladies dress @ 5 5"00
1 petticoat @. 1 1"00
1 Shall[shawl] @.2 2"00
2 Table Cloathz[cloths] @. 1"25 each 2"50
1 piece of Tape 50 "50
1 dress @ 2.50
2"50
1 Shall 2" 2"00
1 Cooking Glass 3"50 3"50
1 Stand Curtins 10" 10"00
[total]194"87 1/2
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Amt. brought forward 190.17
1 ladies Shirt @. 3"00 Dollars $3"00
2 Dressez[sic] @. 3"00 Do. 3"00
2 Handkerchufz[sic] 1" 1"00
2 Sheetz[sic] @3 6"00
2 Tablecloaths[sic] @ 2 4"00
parcel of Stockings @ "50
1 Dress @ 1 1"00
1 Coat and Shirt @. 1"50 1"50
1 Dress @. 3" 3"00
1 Do. @. 2 2"00
[total]25"00
1 Sh-at and piller @. 3 3"00
50 bushels Corn @. 50 cents p. Bushell[sic] 25"00
1 Kettle @ 4 4"00
1 Trunk @ 3 3"00
3 Chars[chairs] @. 75 Cents each 2"25
1 Table @ 4 4"00
[total]41"25
[full] Total $256[.]42
the above bill contains the whole amt.
of al the Goods and Chattels which was
taken by the widoe[sic] of John C Luttig dest.
at the apprasment Given under our hands
this 11th day of December 1815
David Millagness
R W - - - - s
Stephen Jones

Physical Description

Documents, 12.75" x 7.5"; 15.5" x 12.5"

Subjects

Frontier and pioneer life; Probate law and practice; Law; Inheritance and succession

Contributor

Lewis de Mun; David Millagness

Geographical Area

Lawrence County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0054, Box 17, Folder 1328, Items 1-3

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Text

Collection

Lawrence County (Ark.) probate records, MSNE.0054

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Probate, John C. Luttig, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.

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