Albany. 1709. p. Folio. Old fold lines, light soiling and wear. Good. Item #WRCAM50171
Manuscript document detailing the expenses associated with the repair of the old blockhouse in Albany, signed by Albany official Johannes Abeel. Abeel (1667-1711) was an Albany native and merchant who held various local offices, including mayor of Albany from 1709 to 1710 - likely the capacity in which he signed off on the present account. Work began and was mostly performed in mid-November, finally finishing in late January. Of the fifteen line items listed, eight are for "1 quart rum" for the laborers (each costing one shilling and three pence), four are for nails, and the other three list the labor of two individual men - Jacob and Cornelius Boogert. Total cost was £9/3/3.