Sears family papers  1767-1848
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Contents List

Container / Location Title
 
Documents, Letters, and Receipts [series]
Box   1 Folder   1
  26 April 1693 (Province of the Massachusetts Bay):
Voucher for the Honorable William Stoughton Esq. being present at the General Court
 
  7 January 1725
Indenture between William Harman and Jacob Griggs to build a kitchen in Griggs’s house
Folder   2  
  26 April 1739 (Boston):
Receipt for £13.15 for Mr. James Griffin, paid to Peter Roe, signed by John Marshall
 
  2 December 1741 (Boston):
Receipt for £100 for reserved of Peter Roe, signed by John Brayton
Folder   3  
  5 February 1745 (Boston):
John Bryant & John Faran’s account with the owners of the sloop Resolution , documents Captain James Dalton's payment
 
  22 December 1746 (New York):
Letter from Joseph Richardson to Capt. Dalton, re: Richardson’s journeys; mathematical computations on the back
Folder   4  
  15 May 1747 (Boston):
Insurance document for Captain James Dalton’s ship Sarah
Folder   5  
  October 1747
Accounts pertaining to the ship Two Friends , the sloop Resolution , and Captain Joseph Richardson
Folder   6  
  9 August 1748 (Boston):
Account of Mr. John Faran (deceased)
Folder   7  
  18 December 1749
Legal document between Thomas James Power and James Dalton
Folder   8  
  27 May 1751 (Boston):
Thomas Adams gives power of attorney to Captain James Dalton
Folder   9  
  26 May 1755 (Boston):    [Note: (copy: original located in Postal History Collection)]
Land lease between Captain James Dalton and Michael Burk
Folder   10  
  [1] December 1757 (Boston):
Promissory note for £79.11.8 to pay James Dalton, signed by Robert Parker; receipt for £28.19.7 on the back
 
  10 April 1762 (Boston):
Receipt of payments made to Wilfred Fisher by Richard Dalton
Folder   11  
  20 March 1760 (Boston):
Account of James Dalton's damages from the Boston’s Great Fire of 1760
Folder   12  
  22 February 1761 (Province of Massachusetts Bay):
A promissory note/receipt promising to pay back James Gray £45; signed by H. Gray
Folder   13  
  16 April 1761 (Boston):
Indenture between James Dalton and Francis Borland, re: Dalton owes Borland £1000 indenture also notes lost property in the Boston Fire of 1760
 
  16 April 1761 (Boston):
Indenture between James Dalton and Francis Borland, re: Dalton owes Borland £100
Folder   14  
  14 December 1762 (Boston):
Insurance document for Captain James Dalton’s sloop Abigail
Folder   15  
  16 August 1763 (Boston):
Receipt for 500 bushels of Corn received by James Dalton
 
  28 November 1763 (Boston):
Four receipts from James Dalton paying men one month’s wage in advance for sailing on the sloop Abigail
Folder   16  
  13 February 1765 (Boston):
Receipt for two cables from Captain Martin Gasney, signed by James Dalton
 
  18 February 1765 (Suffolk):
Martin Gasney gives power of attorney to James Dalton
 
  19 February 1765 (Boston):
Letter from Martin Gasney to James Dalton, re: orders concerning two cables left in Dalton’s care
Folder   17  
  1 July 1765 (Boston):
Financial document stating that Thompson & Gridley will pay James Dalton £23
Folder   18  
  5 October 1765 (Boston):
Account (sales & risk) for James Dalton
Folder   19  
  12 November 1765 (Boston):
Bill of lading for Captain Dalton’s brig Polly
 
  6 December 1765 (Boston):
Bill of lading for Captain Dalton’s brigantine Boston Packett
Folder   20  
  18 January 1766 (Charleston, South Carolina):
Letter from Peter Roe Dalton to James Dalton, re: shipping business
Folder   21  
  28 March 1766 (Boston):
Bill of lading for James Dalton’s brig the Sibella
 
  4 April 1766 (Charleston, South Carolina):
Bill of lading for Peter Roe Dalton’s brig Swallow
Folder   22  
  16 June 1766 (Boston):
Contract between James Dalton and William White/John Hutchinson to pave a street
Folder   23  
  27 July 1766
Indenture for the apprenticeship of Catherine Sullivan under William Creed of Halifax
Folder   24  
  30 August 1766 (Charleston, NC):
Bill of lading for Thomas King’s sloop the Sibella
 
  7 October 1766 (Boston):
Receipt for David Jefferies, signed by James Dalton
Folder   25  
  27 November 1766 (Charleston, SC):
Letter from Peter Roe Dalton to James Dalton (his father); re: his safe arrival in Charleston; the prices for which his good should be sold; there is much sickness around him
Folder   26  
  12 January 1767 (Charleston, SC):
Letter from Peter Roe Dalton to James Dalton (his father), re: he sent him an account of the sales of the rum and hay but cannot sell the brig; lets his father know for what prices other goods are selling
Folder   27  
  3 February 1767 (Charleston, SC):
Bill of lading for Peter Roe Dalton’s brig Polly
Folder   28  
  11 April 1767 (Boston):
Letter from James Dalton to Henry Collis, re: the sale of the brig Willmull , also mentions a suit and a trial
Folder   29  
  10 October 1767 (Three Rivers Island: St. John, New Brunswick, Canada):
Letter from William Creed to James Dalton, re: building a thirty-five-ton vessel on Three Rivers Island; Creed plans to send the vessel fishing early in the spring; inquires about the sale of his articles
Folder   30  
  17 November 1767 (Boston):
Bill of lading for James Dalton’s ship the Polly
Folder   31  
  [c. 1767] :
Document of John Roberts’s testimony re: the shipment of goods to Jamaica on the brig Polly and the death of Captain William Sherrard
Folder   32  
  [1767] :
Peter Dalton’s account to Katharine Backhous, signed by Ben Backhous
Folder   33  
  13 March 1768 (Boston):
James Dalton’s petition to the inhabitants of Boston about paving a street in Boston
 
  10 July 1768
Money Richard Dalton owed to William [Sharrod?] deceased
Folder   34  
  3 December 1768 (Turks Island):
receipt for Richard Dalton
 
  11 December 1768 (Turks Island):
receipt for Richard Dalton
 
15 December 1768 (Turks Island):
receipt for Richard Dalton
Folder   35  
  15 December 1768 (Boston):
Benjamin Ingersoll gives power of attorney to James Dalton
Folder   36  
  2 January 1769
receipt for Richard Dalton
 
  20 January 1769 (Turks Island):
receipt for Richard Dalton
Folder   37  
  27 January 1769
inventory of sundries belonging to Richard Dalton merchant of the brig Polly
Folder   38  
  January 1769 (Turks Island):
receipt
Folder   39  
  9 February 1769 (Turks Island):
James Scott to James Dalton, re: needs a boat
Folder   40  
  2 March 1769 (Turks Island):
James Scott to James Dalton, re: shipping matters, no business to be done at Turks Island
Folder   41  
  7 March 1769 (Turks Island):
receipt for the estate of Richard Dalton to Caleb Symmes
Folder   42  
  April 1769 (Turks Island):
Account of sales for the brig Polly at Turks Island
Folder   43  
  April 1769 (Turks Island):
Account of sales and returns of the brig Polly at Turks Island
Folder   44  
  8 May 1769
Account of James Scott to James Dalton
Folder   45  
  14 September 1769 (Boston):
Estate of James Dalton for 1769
Folder   46  
  16 July 1770 (Boston):
Bill of lading listing items safely shipped on the schooners Polly & Nancy
 
  1770
Financial document in Dutch for Captain Ingersoll, re: the schooners Polly & the Nancy
Folder   47  
  27 January 1777 (Boston):
Testimony of Henry Fritz, re: the pulling down of Mr. McNeal’s house, supposedly ordered by Major Sheriff
Folder   48  
  13 August 1777 (Boston):
Receipt for payments from Mr. Dalton to Elijah Adams
 
  13 August 1777 (Boston):
Receipt for payment from Peter Roe Dalton to John Stetson for a coffin for his wife
 
  8 November 1777 (Boston):
Order to deliver provisions daily for the guard on board the Kingston Prison ship with receipt
 
  18 November 1777 (Boston):
Provision return of Henry Jackson’s regiment for 4 days
Folder   49  
  22 November 1777 (Boston):
Order to provide provisions for some soldiers while they are in town with receipt
 
  29 November 1777
Order to provide one barrel of beer for crew on the prison ship Kingston with receipt
 
  29 November 1777 (Boston):
Provision return of Col. Henley’s regiment for 3 days
 
  2 December 1777 (Boston):
Order to provide three barrels of beer for a regiment
Folder   50  
  5 December 1777 (Boston):
Order to allow John Adams Esq. to use Seth Loring’s rations
 
  12 December 1777 (Boston):
Order to deliver rations to Robert Pierpont Esq. from Seth Loring, with receipt
Folder   51  
  16 December 1777 (Boston):
Provision return for Colonel Henley’s regiment for four days
 
  16 December 1777 (Boston):
Provision return for Colonel Henry Jackson’s regiment for four days
 
  20 December 1777 (Boston):
Order to deliver two soldiers seven days of provisions, with receipt
 
  20 December 1777 (Boston):
Order to deliver provisions for soldiers, with receipt
 
  20 December 1777 (Boston):
Return of the men doing duty onboard the Prison ship Kingston
Folder   52  
  20 December 1777 (Boston):
Order to deliver provisions to bearer, with receipt
 
  20 December 1777 (Boston):
Order to deliver provisions to bearer, with receipt
 
  22 December 1777 (Boston):
Order for provisions, with receipt
 
  23 December 1777 (Boston):
Order to deliver one barrel beer for corps of invalids
 
  23 December 1777 (Boston):
Order to provide provisions for two prisoners confined at Fort Hill, with receipt
 
  24 December 1777 (Boston):
Order to send provisions for nine prisoners, with receipt
Folder   53  
  25 December 1777 (Boston):
Order to send provisions for prisoners
 
  25 December 1777 (Boston):
Order to deliver stores
 
  26 December 1777 (Boston):
Order to deliver provisions, with receipt
 
  1 January 1778 (Boston):
Order to deliver rum to ten men building a guard house
Folder   54  
  19 May 1778 (Boston):
Account of rations for Seth Loring
 
  20 September 1778 (Watertown):
Receipt and promise to deliver to Mr. Dalton, signed by John Sanger
 
  3 October 1778 (Norwich):
Receipt and promise to deliver to Mr. Dalton, signed by Thomas Fanning
 
  3 February 1779 (Boston):
Receipt for pay
Folder   55  
  18 March 1779 (Hartford):
An account of provisions
 
  16 October 1779 Weathersfield:
draft, for Peter Roe Dalton to pay Miller & Tracey
 
  30 December 1779 (Boston):
Sales of 148 barrels of tallow belonging to the US
 
  10 September 1781
Pay voucher for Peter Roe Dalton serving in the War Office for 212 days
 
  March 1782
Receipt for paying the taxes due on Peter Roe Dalton’s estate
Folder   56  
  15 October 1783 (Boston):
Certificate guaranteeing money that is owed to William Vichols and Samuel Batchelder
 
  30 March 1784 (Jamaica):
Letter from Samuel Alden to James Dalton, re: enclosing bill of lading and invoice for some items shipped, Alden gives information about a voyage
 
  11 April 1784
Peter Roe Dalton’s bill for his church pew for sixteen weeks
 
  14 May 1786 (Boston):
Receipt for the funeral and burial of Peter Roe Dalton’s child
Folder   57  
  May 1786
Receipt for payment of a child’s coffin
 
  12 June 1787
Receipt that Peter Roe Dalton paid the men their share of James Dalton’s rents
 
  1 July 1787
Peter Roe Dalton’s bill for his church pew
 
  9 July 1787
Copy of document regarding the estates of James and Peter Roe Dalton
 
  5 September 1787
Account of what Peter Roe Dalton owed to John Jones, which the amount was paid in full
Folder   58  
  31 October 1787 (Boston):
Receipt
 
  31 October 1787
Document concerning the estate of James Dalton
 
  2 November 1787 (Boston):
Receipt for carrying a child to the burying ground
 
  25 October 1798 (Boston):
Receipt concerning the estate of James Dalton
 
  28 July 1803 (Boston):
Letter from Peter Roe Dalton to the President & Directors of the Bank of the United States, re: Peter Roe Dalton is requesting a salary raise
Folder   59  
  24 September 1805
Letter from Thomas Pemberton to David Levy, re: asking Mr. Levy to use his friendship with Mr. Dalton to Dalton into being the executor of a Mrs. Lee’s will
 
  1 July 1806 (Boston):
Alfred Welles and Stephen Brown lease a storefront from James Dalton
 
  30 September 1807
Letter from [Peter Roe Dalton] to Joseph Winthrop, copy of a letter re: business with the South Carolina Insurance Company
 
  10 July 1809 (Bath, England):
Letter from John Lee to Peter Roe Dalton, re: bank shares and the relationship between England and the United States
 
  29 November 1809
The estate of Captain James Ingersoll to Peter Roe Dalton
Folder   60  
  8 January 1810 (Lisbon):
Letter from W. Harris to Peter Roe Dalton, re: Dalton’s shipment does not promise any profit
 
  19 February 1810
Contract between Samuel Parkman and Peter Roe Dalton
 
  20 January 1810
Bill of lading listing for the Brig Short Staple
 
  23 January 1810 (Wilmington):
Samuel Metcalf to Peter Roe Dalton, re: shipping on their joint account
 
  19 March 1810 (Boston):
Peter Roe Dalton to Samuel Metcalf, re: shipping information
Folder   61  
  6 September 1810 (Tobago):
Letter from Adam Orr to Peter Roe Dalton, re: sending along eight Spanish dollars for a bet that Orr lost
 
  9 January 1811 (Boston):
Letter from Peter Roe Dalton to James [Vila], re: expected shipments
 
  10 April 1811 (Boston):
Letter from Peter Roe Dalton to "Gentlemen,” re: sales of goods
 
  16 September 1811 (Boston):
Making Peter Chandon Brooks the executor of Peter Roe Dalton’s estate
 
  [27 October] 1812
Mr. Brooks’ (executor of the estate of Peter Roe Dalton) question for Judge Dawes concerning the Dalton estate
Folder   62  
  March 1814
Information on guardianship and estates
 
  8 June 1814
Copy of names on policy for vessel Rambler; insurance document
 
  7 July 1814 (Buffalo, New York):
Letter from Leonard Hoar, Jr. (member of the 21st United States Infantry Regiment) to Thomas Hurd, re: Battle of Plattsburg estimating losses of British Indian allies and predicting another battle
 
  14 December 1814 (Boston):
Peter Roe Dalton to Benjamin Gorham, re: asking questions about estates and wills; Dalton feels that something is not correct with a suit filed by someone
 
  21 March 1815 (Boston):
Peter Roe Dalton’s account with John A. Welsh
 
  1 June 1815
A lease made between Charles Coolidge and Peter Roe Dalton for a storefront
Folder   63  
19 July 1815 (Charleston):
Invoice of 38 bales of cotton
 
  19 September 1815 (Boston):
Promissory note to pay Peter Brooks $4,000
 
  10 January 1816 (Boston):
Promissory note for Peter Roe Dalton to pay S. and J. Jackson
 
  23 January 1816 (Canton):
Letter from Hartt to Peter Roe Dalton, re: shipping matters and prices for goods
 
  1 October 1816 (Boston):
Bill for using the aqueduct for water
 
  21 July 1817 (Boston):
Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Peter Roe Dalton
Folder   64  
1 December 1817 (Boston):
Document stating that the heirs of the late Peter Roe Dalton have examined the accounts and find them to be correct
 
  1822
List of names with the title on the verso "List of Failures," with a small sketch of a man and horse jumping over an obstacle
 
  15 December 1826 (Canton):
Bill of lading for the Mauritius
 
  15 December 1826 (Canton):
Invoice and bill of lading
Folder   65  
  31 May 1827 (New York):
Peter Edes to R.D. Tucker, re: teas that have been sold
 
  29 December 1830 (Boston):
Deposition by Andrew A. Hall (for 2 years Peter R. Dalton’s clerk) concerning a difference in accounts
 
  22 September 1834 (Boston):
C. Blanchard and Ann J. Blanchard protesting Peter Roe Dalton’s job of settling their father’s estate (notary copy of the notice)
 
  29 September 1834 (Boston):
C. Blanchard to Peter R. Dalton, re: the protested estate
 
  7 June 1838 (Boston):
C. Blanchard cancelling and annulling a caveat recorded in the registry
Folder   66  
  16 March 1841 (Bellows Falls):
Letter from Nathaniel Amory Tucker (husband of Ann Dalton) to Peter R. Dalton [II], re: thanks for pecuniary help and interest in his life
 
  15 March 1847 (US Ship Lexington at Monterey Bay):
Letter from Jo[seph] Wilson to Peter R. Dalton [II], re: the Mexican War: "The Mexicans are not a race of men who will be easily induced to make peace with us at the expense of half their territory." Wilson also thanks Dalton for helping him take care of his family and mentions that the Spaniards mistreat the Indians living in California
 
  4 June 1848 (US Ship Lexington ):
Letter from Joseph Wilson to Peter R. Dalton, re: thanks for a letter; Wilson thinks he will be eating at home next Christmas because he believes the Mexican War should soon be over; Wilson tells a tale of Lieutenant Charles Heywood who was ordered to surrender but never did and beat a few hundred Mexicans with seventy men
 
  4 May 1852 (Weaverville, California):
To Wheeler from N.J. D[alton], re: travels in California and describes an Indian hunt, during which 125 Indians were killed for murdering a rancher and stealing 7 cattle
Folder   67  
(undated folder)
Estate of Black Jack [deceased] to Peter R. Dalton
 
  Undated :
Invoice of sundry goods shipped by James Dalton on board the Brig Polly
 
  Undated :
Document to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, re: importation of teas and the duties on them, from Boston merchants
 
Account Book [series]
Folder   68  
  21 July 1817--16 January 1861
Account book with copies of wills and estates
 
Genealogy and Miscellaneous [series]
Folder   69  
  Undated .
Re: Dalton Family genealogy; including essays on the lives of James Dalton and Peter Roe Dalton and two booklets containing birth and death dates for the Dalton family and for ancestors of Simeon Skillin
Folder   70  
  1864
Image of the Dalton House in Boston, near Congress and Milk (on Water St.)
 
  1754-1876
List of Dalton church pews in King’s Chapel