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[Source Description: 1 September 1826. "Account of disbursements by William Nichols." University of North Carolina Papers (#40005), University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]

Acct. of disbursement by Wm. Nichols for labour and materials in repairing the President's House and Steward's Hall; getting timbers, making brick, and building the new Chapel; taking down Cupola from South College, repairing the roof, and building a Belfrey [sic] in the yard agreeably with instructions given by the Building Committee in March 1824.

 

  Paid Due
James Winfree a Bricklayer (as per Bill) 24.75  
Abraham Spurling do do 54.40 39.75
John S. Hardy do do 8.75  
Henry & Peter do 2 ¾ mo each @ $18.00 99.00  
Attomon do do 49.50  
Harry & Dick do 1 ¼ mo – 20 25.00  
Nelson & Luke do 2 ¾ -- 18 99.00  
Thos. Pendergrass Labourer as pre Bill 65.00 10.00
Pleasant Henderson do 10.00  
Ned & Clayton Masons 2 ¾ each 9 49.50  
Burrell Bird do Bill 20.00  
Lewis Parton 3.00  
John Crittendon Brickmaker do 53.00  
John King hire of boy & horse 7.20  
Chas. Lewis bill for bacon $30.10 do for board $35.00    
for nails $6.25 71.35 5.87 ½
Cain & Moore for nails $5.40 Wm. H. Hill for do $11.47 ½ 16.87 ½  
John Ricks for hair 5.00  
Thos. Sears hauling rock 9.00  
Eli Smith do lime 45.75  
Willm. Boylan do do 31.02  
Jane Craig board of hands 14.70  
Moses Pratt hauling lime 44.68  
Jos. & Wm. Peace for Nails 5.20  
Wm. Nichols for Bacon 60.00  
Jms. Williams for Plank 9.56  
Benj'n Rhodes for Brick 100.00 50.40
P. Lyon for Nails 25.31  
John Lewis do 21.44 ½ 5.60
Leml. Morgan for a rock quarry   14.00
Jn. Robb for disbursement as per Receipt 100.00  
Henry Merritt for Plank &c as per Bill 10.00 244.10
Christr Barbee Smiths work &c do   140.87 ½
Disbursements by Jno. D. Barr do 16.05  
Jno. D. Barr for labour do 54.70 129.05
Bryan Kittrell for boarding hands   50.00
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  1208.20 685.64
     


Amount Brought Over
$1208.20 685.64
Cave & Yancy's bill for medical attendance to hands   14.75
Frances Reeder for Tin gutters   19.00
Mann Patterson Plank   57.65
John Robbs bill for masons work on the foundation of    
Chapel including the face @ rock in the plinth    
Steps and window sills & the steps & some    
Capitals, & Bars of the Portoco [sic], the foundation    
& plinth of the Belfry   775.60
Wm Williams for white Lead   20.00
Wm. Nichols for a rope & spikes 22.60  
Thos. Sears for Shingles 20.00 43.00
John Copley do   20.00
John Marlett for labour 54.38 ½  
John Branch hire of Negro in 1824 15.00 74.20
Wm. Nichols bill for Sundries   1844.32 ½
Jeremiah Gardner for labour 9.10  
Jacob Lugh's Bill 2.50  
Richd Smith do for Ironmongery 9.65  
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The Trustees of the University of North Carolina in a/c with Wm. Nichols    
     
Dr.    
     
To Cash advanced at sundry times for Trustees as per vouchers passed on   $1341.43
Disbursements for labour, waggoning, &c   3508.16
Labour of Col. Polk's Carpenters from 1st Jany. 1825 to 5th August    
as per certified rate   158.33
Labour of do from 13th Sept. 1825 to 5 Aug. 1826   725.30
Commissions to Agent on $6000 expended   360.00
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    $6593.22
     
Cr.    
     
By Cash recd. at sundry times   $1033.00
Warrant Sept. 1st 1826   418.55
By Cash Dec. 8   2440.00
By three Warrants in favour of Col. Polk   1383.63
By warrant in favour of John Robb   775.60
By due Bill to balance   542.44
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    $6593.22