Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Plans
Title: [Letter to Marsha and Valerie re inventories contemporary with Mesa - Sanchez house]
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Title: Letter to Marsha and Valerie re inventories contemporary with Mesa - Sanchez house
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Plans
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Publication Date: 1988
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
43 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
de Mesa-Sanchez House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 43 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.896429 x -81.313225
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091264
Volume ID: VID00039
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: B7-L6

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DATE: June 17, 1988

TO: Marsha and Valerie

FROM: Susan Parker

RE: Inventories contemporary with Mesa-Sanchez House

Here are two inventories circa 1840. As part of the research for
the house, I have.been looking through the public records in the
courthouse for collateral pledges and bills of sale. These types
of documents usually involve two parties, both with an active
interest in describing the goods well so that they can be
identified, whether it is to protect one party's unpledged
property from being confused with the pledged property or
whether, on the other hand, it is to describe the property well
enough so that the creditor could attach it upon default. The
same motives apply to simple buyer-seller transactions.

DEED BOOK "O" pp. 216-7
Mortgage dated 23 December 1840 from Felicia M. Garvin
to Peter S. Smith, securing the sum of $800

4 Mahogany tables, to wit: 3 consisting of a dining table with ends
and 1 breakfast table purchased from Smith
2 Mahogany stands
a Mahogany sideboard
1 Green wooden settee
1 Dozen green wooden chairs
1 Pair cut glass candle shades
1 Large, gilt frame looking glass for mantel piece
1 Piano mahogany case
1 Guitar and case mahogany color
1 Mahogany bedstead
1 Mahogany hat stand purchased from Smith
1 Hair and one moss mattress (double)
6 Blankets
6 Pair cotton sheets
1 White counterpane & four calico spreads
2 Feather bolsters & five feather pillows
2 Pair brass andirons
1 Brass fender
2 Mahogany bureaus
1 Bookcase of wood painted
1 Dozen silver teaspoons
1 Pair plated candlesticks
1 Pair silver or double plated candlesticks
1 Toilet glass of mahogany frame
1 Tea set of China
12 Cups and saucers,
Sugar bowl & crea & tea pot & cake plates & bowl
1/2 Set of China tea set 1/2 as many pieces as described in set
1 Portable writing desk mahogany purchased from Smith
1 Preserve kettle
Hollowares, 10 pieces to-wit:
1 Picture "the woodsman" in black frame purchased from Smith
1 Gilt picture "a Lady"
1 Picture "David praising God"
1 Crane pot hooks 7 trammels
1 Set dimity curtains 6 window & 1 bed curtains in the set
1 Set furniture calico curtains for a bed & two windows
1 Common dinner set 12 plates 12 knives & forks
2 Covered dishes, three open

DEED BOOK "0" pp. 216-7

1 Pair blue earthen pitchers & 1 pair glass pitchers
1 Doz. cut & plain tumblers & 1 doz. cut & plain wine glasses
2 Pair & half cut glass
Salt cellars
1 Doz. glass cake plates
1 Set of castors
Glass bottles
Black & plated stands
1 Cut glass butter bowl and stand
1 Good steel narrow bit axe
1 Single cots & bedding of a common quality
1 Doz. diaper towels
1 Pair large fine woolen blankets and quarters pink binding -
purchased from Smith
1 Pair tin tea cannisters
1 Tin coffee pot
1 Coffee mill
1 Flowered Brussels carpet heavy, purchased from Smith
2 Rocking chairs Boston (high backs)
4 Pine tables large and small, one of them painted, flowered and covered

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