Inventory & appraisement of the personal estate of Benjamin Day, deceased, taken the 10th March 1821.

Fredericksburg Circuit Court Inventories,Pp 88-92
12 mahogany chairs @ 7/6 15.
1 piano 40.
1 sofa 25.
2 card tables 12.
1 tea table 3.
1 fender 5.
1 pair andirons 5.
1 tongs with shovel 2.
1 carpet & rug 12.
1 looking glafs 5.
1 painting in frame Wmelon 3.
1 small likeness Gen'l Washington .nv
1 dining table, 3 ps's 17.
1 old tea table with drawer & 3 cannister 3.
1 doz 8 windsor chairs @ 3/9 12.50
1 desk & bookcase 10.
1 side board 10.
2 coffee urns 1.50
1 knife case 1.00
1 corner cupboard 5.
1 sett fire irons, shovel, tongs, poker & coal shovel 2.
1 mantle piece clock & case 20.
1 pr branch candlesticks 1.00
3 large maps 10.
carried over $220.
   
2 small maps .50
1 candle stand 1.
2 small oval looking glafses .25
1 do framed print .25
1 small liquor case with 5 bottles & 2 glafses 2.
1 pocket bottle .25
1 pocket lantern .25
1 small tea caddy 1.00
1 bread basket .25
2 waiters .25
2 snuffer trays .25
6 butter pots 2.00
5 stone jugs 1.75
1 dz table china dishes 3.00
2 dozen shallow plates 4.
1 doz deep plates 1.50
1 soup turcan china 2.
2 china butter boats .25
2 do pickle leaves .25
1 dz 10 tea china plates & dishes .50
3 large china bowls crackd .75
1 small do .12
9 china cake plates 1.50
1 sett of small tea china gilt 2.50
carried up 246.37
   
pg 89  
1 sett tea china blue & gold 2.
1 set printed black & white 5
9 china cups & 5 saucers .50
1 do slop bowl .12
2 pair chine mantle piece ornaments 3.
1 blue & white mug .16
2 do jugs .25
1 green & white tureen .25
1 china coffee pot .25
2 glafs salvers 3.
1 dz 6 jelly glafses 1.50
11 wine glafses .75
1 glafsbowl & ladle .25
0 dz 6 sweetmeat glafses 1.
1 glafs funnel & strainer .25
1 large tumbler & top .25
9 tumblers 2.25
2 goblets .75
1 glafs mug .25
5 decanters 2.
4 glafs salts 1.
1 rim with castors plated top 2.
1 tin coffee biggin 1.50
2 block tin tumblers .50
2 pr plated candlesticks 1.
2 brafs candlesticks 1.
2 bottle slides .50
carried up 277.66
   
1 taper stand .50
6 tin moulds .12
1 chafing dish .50
5 pewter water plates 2.
2 do dishes .75
3 do plates .50
3 large teaboards 6.00
1 plate warmer 1.
1 pr tin coolers .75
2 small tin funnels .25
1 tin cannister .25
1 do candle box .25
1 pewter candle mould .25
1 small lanthern .50
1 pr steelyards large .50
1 mouse trap .12
1 pistol, steel barrel .25
1 pr holsters .nv
1 grate in fire place 2.50
2 wicker baskets .37
1 screw padlock 1.
1 mahogany yardstick .50
1 large fork bread baster .25
1 white wash brush .25
1 tin pudding dish .12
1 knife tray .25
1 pr ivory handled carvers, 1 dble dz table knives & forks, 1 dz breakfast knives & 1 dz 6 do forks, 1 steel for sharpening 5.
carried up 302.41
   
10 table mats 1.
1 pr bacgammon tables 2.
1 liquor case with bottles 2.
1 Japannd tin lamp .25
2 small chests drawers 3.
1 small half round pine table 1 oval drefsing table 1.50
1 dz walnut chiars 4.
2 fenders & 2 pair andirons 4.50
1 biddie 2.
2 old looking glafses 1.50
2 wash stands 1.
1 old walnut table .75
1 iron chest 10.
1 letter prefs 1.
3 fire screens .75
1 blower .25
1 smoak jack 2.
1 pr large money scales 10.
1 " small do 2.50
3 feather bead with bolsters, pillows & pillow cases 75
3 matrafses 12.
4 pr blankets 8.
2 pr sheets linen 3 pr cotton 16.50
2 bedsteads 12.50
1 do with curatians 5.
3 white cotton counterpains 12.
1 coloured do 3.
carried up 496.41
   
pg 90  
5 diaper table cloths 25.
1 common do 1.50
6 diaper towels 1.50
2 settg white window curtains 8.
1 carpet old 5.
1 dining room carpet 20.
31 pcs Bacon, 5 jowls 400 lb @6 24.
2 powdering tubs 1.
1 pr kitchen andirons 2.
1 spit, 1 large pot 1.75
3 dutch ovens 3.
1 bell metal skillet broken 1.50
1 kitchen table 1.50
1 large grate with iron back 1.50
1 spinning wheel 1.
1 watering machine, old & unfit for use .nv
about 20 bu coal 3.
1 tin safe .50
1 qr cask containing about 18 galls mada wine 54.
1 box with about 100 segars .50
1 tin case with part of a cheese .nv
1 small chest workmans tools 6.
4 demi johns 3.
7 large square bottles 7.
1 pafsage lanthern .50
5 doz quart bottles 3.75
carried over 672.16
   
1 iron foot scraper .12
1 portable boot jack .25
1 coffee toaster .nv
1 speaking trumpet .25
1 hydrometer with directions .25
1 cheese toaster .nv
1 large & 1 small tin cannister .50
1 chair box .25
some pieces printed paper .nv
carriage harnefs 250.
2 horses 130.
wagon & gear 15.
Slaves  
Maria a young woman 300.
Aelsa a young woman 300.
George a young man 350.
Wales a shoemaker 500.
   
Books Viz  
3 vols Eno Brittanica 4.50
1 do Allisons Sermons .75
1 do Revised Code .50
1 do Virginia Justice 2.00
4 do Goldsmiths on:nature 6.
2 Paileys Evidence 2 copies 1.50
1 do Gospel, its own witness .75
1 do collections from Pope .25
1 do Jnchequins letters .50
2 do Goldsmiths Greece 2.
2 do Moore's France 2.
carried up 2539.53
   
5 vols life of Washington with maps 10.
3 do Wealth of Nations 6.
1 do Domestic Medicine .50
3 do Lelands Demostenes 3.
5 do Rufsels Modern Europe 7.50
2 do French Revolution 2.
1 do Brookes Gazetteer 1.
1 do Paleys Philosophy 1.
1 do continuation of Rufsel's Modern Europe 1.
1 do Jeffersons Notes .50
1 do Calebs In Search of A Wife .25
1 do Moores Drama .75
1 do Keiles Anatomy .25
4 do Sentimental Journey 1.50
1 do Historical Dictionary .25
1 do Douglafs on Muscles .50
11 do Fieldings works 6.
2 do Bacons Efsays 2.
3 do Lounger 2.25
1 do Locks Efsays 1.
1 do Knoxes Philosophy .50
2 do Popes Works 1.00
1 do Ancient History .75
8 do Humes England 8.
carried over 2599.28
   
pg 91  
3 vols Rosseaus Emelius 1.50
1 do Virginia Laws .50
1 do Duchefs of Marlbrough .50
1 do Homark on the Sacrament 1.
1 do Boyers French Dictionary .75
1 do Latin Dictionary .75
1 do Sheffield & box 1.
1 do Locks pieces 1.
1 do Vortus arithmetic .25
1 do Somers on Government .25
1 do Elys Discourses .25
1 do Devil on 2 Sticks .25
1 do Select Tragedys .75
1 do Instructions to a Lady .25
1 do Vicar of Wakefield 1.
1 do Life of Swift .25
2 do Fordyces Addresses 2.
1 do do " 1.
2 do Dos Sermons 2.
2 do Moores Journal 1.
3 do Tool of Quality 1.
1 do American Clerks Magazine .50
1 do Stockwoods Latin Grammar .25
1 do Bishop on the Sacrement .50
1 do Embassy to China .50
1 do Asman Banquet .25
1 do Paradise Lost .75
Carried up 2619.28
   
1 vol Shipwreck .25
1 do Bilbees Evidences .25
1 do System of Christian Doctrine .50
1 do Hope & Nurse .25
1 do Cornaro on Health .25
1 do Father's Legacy .25
1 do London Directory .25
2 do Telemachus 2.
2 do Junius 1.50
3 do Chrysall 2.25
25 do Marons Voyages 12.50
8 do Beattie's Works 4.00
1 do Young's Night Thoughts .25
4 do Addisons Works 4.
2 do Guardian 1.50
2 do Invisible Spy .75
2 do Miltons Works 2.
2 do Blairs Sermons 1.
3 do Tipolt on Health 1.50
1 do Andersons Masonry 1.
2 do Johnsons Dictionary 3.
1 do Conversations on Chemistry .75
10 do Rollins History 10.
1 do Historical Miscellany .50
1 do LaMottes Tales Fr & English .25
2 do History of England 1.
12 pamphlets .50
1 do Deserted Village .50
2 pocket maps .50
carried over 2672.53
   
2 vols Spirit of Laws 2.
1 do Aliman Rigon .25
1 do Actor .25
2 do Montaignes Efsays 1.
2 do Chronological History 1.
1 do Practical Surveyor .50
1 do Life of William 3rd .25
3 do Pitt's Virgil 1.
1 do Laws of Virginia 1.50
17 do Lat. French & Italian Books 2.
1 do Guthries Geography .50
1 do Prufsian Discipline .25
6 do Wonders of Nature & Art 3.
2 do Military Guide .50
1 do Hogarths Analysis .75
1 do Shipowners Manual .40
4 do Johnsons Lives 4.
2 do Watsons Horace 2.
1 do Memoirs of Egypt .25
1 do Debates on the Judiciary .25
1 do Gutherie's Grammar .50
1 do Bailey's Dictionary 1.
1 do Negociators Magazine .25
1 do Penetent Pardoned 1.
17 do Magazine 8.50
3 do Letters to a Prince 1.
1 do Farriery .25
1 do Gays Tables .25
Carried up 2706.93
   
pg 92  
1 vol Coke's Abridgement .25
1 do Nittleton on Virtue .25
4 do Don Quixote 3.
2 do Browners Estimate .50
1 do Jacobs Modern Justice .50
7 do Weekly Reister 14.00
7 do Annual Register 7.
1 do Present State of Europe .25
2 do Colemans Terrence 1.
2 do American Museum 1.
2 do Edinburgh Review 2.
3 do Blackstones Commentaries 4.50
1 do Allisons Sermons .75
5 do Spectator 4.50
2 do World 1.50
1 do Sorrows of Winter .25
2 do Moores Italy 2.
1 do Stackhouse Hist. Bible .50
1 do Herveys Meditations .25
1 do Davis's Miscellany .25
1 do Hales Contemplations .25
1 do Don Quixote .25
2 do Gil Blas 1.
1 do Hurnsprons .25
1 do Faux Pas .25
1 do Vicar of Wakefield .25
1 do Gays Poems .25
Carried up 2753.68
   
1 vol Shakespear torn .06
1 do History of Louis 14th .12
2 do Guardian very old .25
1 do Gil Blas old .06
3 do Tour thro GBritain .75
2 do Plays .25
2 do Frederick the Great 1.50
1 do Preceptor .50
1 do Smarts Poems .25
1 do Whole Duty of Man .25
1 do Shirlocks Discourses .25
1 large Atlas 5.
1 vol Cox's view of US .50
1 do Longines .50
1 do Beatties Efsays .50
4 do Burns Justice 2.
1 do Butlers Analogy .75
1 do Smiths Moral Sentiments .75
1 do Starks Justice .25
4 magazines & Reviews 1.
total $2769.18
   

We the undersigned appointed to appraise the estate of Benjamin Day dec'd return the foregoing Inventory & appraisement of the same, having been first duly sworn as the Law directs
R.S. Chew, William A. Knox, Wm J. Roberts, Silas Wood
Hustings Court of Fredericksburg, April 12, 1821
 

This inventory and appraisement of the estate of Benjamin Day, deceased, was returned and order to be recorded.
Teste, R. S. Chew C.C.H.F.



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