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Supply List

Bought of William Bass, Clerk to Superintendent of Military Store
Common Tent
Blankets
Watch Coats
Wool Overalls
Linen sheets
Flannel Shirts
Calico shirts

Bought of George R. Lawton, Auctioneer & dealer in fishing tackle
Large hooks
Drum Lines
Rock Lines
India Lines
Sportsman Flask
Stave reels

Bought of Thomas Passmore, Tinsmith
Tin Horns
Lanthorns
Lamps
Canisters
Square Box
Tumblers

Bought of George Ludlam, Plumber
Lead Cannisters for Powder
Bought of Gillespy and Strong, Druggists
Miscellaneous Medicines

Bought of Francois Baillet, Cook
Portable Soup

Bought of Pricilla Logan
Tea

Bought of Thomas Whitney, Instrument maker
Spirit level
Plotting Instrument
Two pole Chain
Pocket Compasses
Brass Boat Compass
Magnet
Tangent screw Quadrant
Metal Sextant
Microscope for Sextant
Log line, reel & log ship
Parrallel glass for a horison[sic]
Talc

Bought of Thomas Leiper, Tobacconist
Rolls of pigtail Tobacco
Bought of Harvey & Worth, Merchants
Brass wire
Knitting Pins
Millinery Needles
Glovers Needles
Yarn Needles
Tabling Needles
Old work Needles
Packing Needles
Large Awls
Fish hooks
Iron Combs
Curtain Rings
Brass Thimbles
Scissors
Table Spoons
Knives
Drawing Knives
Gimblets
Flat files
Handsaw files
Rasps
Shoe Float
Fish Lines
Bed Laces
Vise
Bench Vise
Plyers
Socket Chessel
Mortise Chessel
Handsaws
Screw Auger
Shingling hatchets
Whetstone
Brads
Pocket Steelyards

Bought of E. Shoemaker & Co., Hardware Merchants
Corn Mill
Set of Gold Scales
Set of Iron Weights
Rule
Scissors
Large Shears

 

Bought of Ben. Harberson & Sons,
Coppersmiths

Brass Kettles
Black Tin Saucepan

Bought of John & Charles J. Wister,
Merchants

Scarlet cloth
Binding
Scarlet Binding
Card beads

Bought of C. & Th. Denkla, Merchant
Pocket Looking Glasses
Burning Glasses
Striped Silk Ribbon
Beads
Small bells
Larger bells
Pewter Looking Glasses
Yellow Beads
White Beads
Smaller Yellow Beads
Smaller Blue Beads
Smaller White Beads
Tinzel Taizels
Thread
Pin Cases
Lockets
Red beads
Earings
Bought of Beck & Harvey, Merchants
English Cannister Powder
Castile Soap

Bought of Samuel Williamson, Gold and Silversmith
Broaches
Rings

Bought of Matilda Chapman
Ruffled Calico shirts
Flannel shirts with linnen collars
& wrist bands
Bought of William Irvine
Calico

Bought of Thomas Parker, Clockmaker
Gold Chronometer & Keys

Bought of David Jackson, Druggist
Wine
Iron Bound Kegs

Bought of William Chancellor & Co.,
Merchants

Trunk

Bought of Samuel Wetherill, Druggist , apothecary & vendor of paints and colors
Vermillion
Red lead

Bought of William Broome, Carpenter
Painted chest

Bought of Robert Martin, Saddler
Rifle pouches
Bought of Richard Wevill, Upholsterer
Brown Linen made into Tents
Flanders Sheeting made into Bags
Country Linen
Hooks & Eyes
Oiling all Linen and Sheeting
Numbering all Bags & Tents

Bought of Robert Barnhill, Storekeeper
Pocket Pistols with Secret Triggers

Bought of David Lapsley, Carpets
& Drygoods

Milled drab cloth

Bought of Nicodemus Lloyd, Blacksmith
Pipe Tomahawks

Bought of Joseph Thompson
Boxes for Stationary &c.
Boxes for Instruments &c.
Boxes for Swords & Belts &c.
Boxes for Horsemans Cloths
Boxes for Musket Ball
Boxes for Slow Match
Boxes for Sundries
Boxes for Rifles

Bought of Francis Brown, Tailor
Milled drab cloth
Large Buttons
Small Buttons
Silk Twist & thread
Coatees

 

Bought of Robert Martin
Rifle pouches

From Public Store
Receipt Books (Blank journals)
Tape
Brass Inkstands
Papers of Ink Powder
Sealing Wax
Quils
Blankets
Match Coats
Blue wool overalls
Shirts
Stockings
Shoes
Powder Horns
Tomahawks
Scalpking Knives and Belts
Gun Slings
Brushes and Wires
Cartouch Boxes
Painted Knapsacks
Rifle Flints
Muskets Flints
Best Rifle Powder
Horsemans Pistols
Sheet Lead

Source: Jackson, Donald. (1962). Letters of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with Related Documents, 1783 – 1854 (pp 78-99). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

 

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