Account of Work Done by William Wright for Dr. Stephen Cooke in Alexandria

These documents are in the loose papers housed in the Clerk's Office of the Fredericksburg, Virginia, Circuit Court and may be examined by contacting the Clerk's office.
The papers are indexed under the following terms:
Wright v Cooke
CR-SC-H
1809
ID: 303-18

Date Item .s.d
April 1794 To Sinking a well per agreement 9.00.00
1 Feuly To Digging Clay for 21,100 Bricks @ 1/ 10.10.00
To 7 lbs Nails @ 1/ 0.07.00
To 1500 feet plank @ 9/ 6.15.00
Spring 1795 To 1000 feet plank @10/ 5.00.00
To Drayage of 1000 feet plank @ 4/per 1000 0.04.00
To 850 Bricks @ 5/ 2.02.06
To Raising Brick Work in Well 0.18.00
To Lime @ 4/ To paving Yard & Curb for window @ 9/ 0.13.00
To Firing & Dubbing the Whole House where Dr. Cooke now lives 6.00.00
To plastering 4 fire places @ 6/ 1.04.00
To taking down Brick paining and making good the same 2.10.00
To 7 loads of laths & 2 water 0.09.00
To Laying 4 rubbed Harths @6/ 1.04.00
To setting 2 franklin Stoves @ 6/ 0.12.00
To cutting & setting a Harth Stone 2.00.00
To putting in barr Clock [?] &c to Chimney 0.06.00
To 958 Yards of Plastering @11d/ 43.18.02
To Labourers wages for cleaning Rooms 0.05.00
To balance due as pr agreement on the Kitchen 4.00.00
Spring 1796 To new Brick Back 0.06.00
To your subscription to the play House pd by me 66.00.00
To 1500 Bricks delivered your Cart @48/ 3.12.00
To 10000 Bricks delivered your Cart @42/ 21.00.00
To 1333 Brick pr Tonkin @3/ 2.00.00
To 31 Bushels Lime @ 1/6 2.06.06
[Subtotal] 193.06.02
To 140000 Brick delivered toward the discharging my Bond if S Cooke is allowed @ 7$ 294.00.00
[Total] 487.06.02

And the parol testimony of John Cohagan, which John Cohagan is the same John Cohagan whose Deposition was taken in behalf of Wright, in the Court of Chancery in these causes, but whose testimony went to many points not touched in said Deposition, and was more at large, and the counsel for the said Cooke prayed the Court to certify the above facts to the Court of Chancery, which is done accordingly.
A Copy Teste
Wm Moss C F C

Doctor Stephen Cooke to William Wright Dr
Date Item .s.d
April 1794 To sinking a well for you 9.00.00
To 7 lbs nails 0.07.00
1795 To 1500 feet of plank @9/ 6.15.00
To 850 Bricks @ 5/ 2.02.06
To raising Brick work in a well 0.18.00
To lime @4/ paving your yard & curb for window 0.13.00
To plaistering 4 fireplaces @6/ 1.04.00
To taking down brick paneing & making it good 2.20.00
To 7 loads of laths & 2 casks of water 0.09.00
To laying 4 rubbed hearths @6/ 1.04.00
To setting 2 Franklin Stoves @ 6/ 0.12.00
To cutting and setting an Hearth Stone 2.00.00
To putting in Barr and &c in Chimney 0.06.00
To 950 yards plasitering @ 10d/yd 39.18.04
To labourers wages in cleaning out rooms 0.05.00
To balance due as pr agreement on the kitchen 4.00.00
1796 To a new brick back 0.06.00
To digging clay for 110000 Brick @ 1/ m [1000] 10.10.00
To 1000 ft of plank @ 10/ 5.00.00
To the drayage of 1000 feet of plank 0.04.00
To paid your subscription to the Theatre 66.00.00
To 1100 Bricks delivered your cart 3.12.00
To 10000 Bricks delivered your cart @ 42/ 21.00.00
To 1333 Bricks pr Tonken @ 3/ 2.00.00
To 31 Bushells of lime @ 1/6 2.06.06
To 140 hhds of water for tempering the clay of 140000 Bricks delivered you at 1/3 pr hhd 8.15.00
[Total] 191.17.04
Wm Wright

At a Court Continued and held for Fairfax County the 21st day of June 1799.
William Wright (complaintant) against Stephen Cooke (Defendant) In Chancery
On having the Commissioners report returned in this cause, It is decreed and ordered that the said report be set aside and that John Dundas, William Wilson, Dennis Ramsay, Joseph Riddle and William Hodgson or any three of them do state, settle and adjust the open accounts between the parties and that they do state what sum William Wright is entitled to at a discount against the judgments at law in the Complainants Bill mentioned on amount of materials contracted to be furnished and labor contracted to be performed by Stephen Cooke for the purpose of making the four hundred and twenty four thousand bricks in the bill mentioned and that they make report thereof to the Court in order for a final decree in this Cause

Doctor Stephen Cooke to William Wright Dr
Item .s.d
To sinking a Well pr agreement 9.00.00
To digging clay 211000 Bricks 10.11.00
To 7 lbs Nails 0.07.00
To 1500 ft plank @9/ 6.15.00
To 1000 ft plank @10/ 5.00.00
To drayage for plank 00.04.00
To 850 Bricks at 4/6 38/3, raising a Well 15/ pr bill 2.13.04
To lime 4/, Paiving laid & Curb for Window 9/ 0.13.00
To plaistering 4 fill plairs 24/ 1.04.00
To taking down brick plaining & making good the same 2.10.00
To 7 loads laths and two loads water 00.09.00
To laying 4 rubbed hearths 1.04.00
To setting 2 Franklin Stoves 0.12.00
To Cutting & setting a Hearth Stone 2.00.00
To Putting in Barrs &c to Chimneys 00.06.00
To 958 yds plaistering 31 August 1795 @10d 39.18.04
To laborers Wages Cleaning Rooms 0.05.00
To balance due as per agreement in Kitchen 4.00.00
To new brick back 0.06.00
To Your Subscription to Play House paid by me 66.00.00
To 1500 bricks delivered your carts @48/ 3.12.00
To 10000 bricks delivered your carts @42/ 21.00.00
To 1333 bricks per Tomkin @ 3/ 2.00.00
To 31 Bushels lime @ 1/6 2.06.06
To Allowance for Water to 134780 Bricks 4.10.00
To 34780 laid bricks agreeable to Contract @30/ 52.03.05
Compensation for witholding payment for services rendered and my assumpsit for play house 75.00.00
[Total] 314.09.06

Alexandria
August 1799
In obedience to an order of the Worshipful Court of Fairfax hereunto annexed, we William Wilson, Dennis Ramsay and William Hodgson have examined the open account between the parties therein mentioned and find that William Wright is in equity entitled to the sum of Three hundred fourteen pounds nine shillings and six pence Virginia Currency above stated as a discount against two Judgments obtained by Stephen Cooke against him
Wm Wilson
Wm Hodgson



created on 15 November 2012
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