Record of payment to Jacob Dunham, $5.06 for labor of his negro on the foundation (Old Queens Building construction, entry 15)

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Title

Record of payment to Jacob Dunham, $5.06 for labor of his negro on the foundation (Old Queens Building construction, entry 15)

Description

On September 28, 1808, Abraham Blauvelt recorded a payment for $5.60 to Jacob Dunham “for labor of his negro.” This payment was for "foundation" work.

This is entry number 15 on page 1 of Blauvelt's account book. Blauvelt was the chairman of the Building Committee and recorded the expenses paid for the construction of the college's first permanent building, now known as Old Queens Building.

Date

1808-09-28

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

[September]
----28----

Foundation Dr to sum paid }
Jacob Dunham for labor of }
his negro . . . . . . 15 } $5..6

Page

1

Original format

Bound manuscript volume

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Archival collection

Blauvelt, Abraham, Account book, 1794-1809 (MC 720)

Citation

Blauvelt, Abraham, “Record of payment to Jacob Dunham, $5.06 for labor of his negro on the foundation (Old Queens Building construction, entry 15),” Rutgers Scarlet and Black Project, accessed June 24, 2021, https://www.scarletandblackproject.com/archive/items/show/6.