"...Thirty Dollars a Month and Board for the Sawyers, Undercutters and Teamsters."

Pay

Ledger page for Henry Gable for items he purchased from the lumber camp store and his wages, 1892.

Ledger page, Hill Lake Log Camp Accounts, 1892. Vol. 33, Bovey-DeLaittre Lumber Company Corporate Records, 1870-1911.

Minnesota Historical Society Manuscripts Collections, 144.G.14.9 (B)

"Any purchases were charged against the men's wages; thirty dollars a month and board for the sawyers, undercutters and teamsters. The swampers (common labor) received $26.00 per month and the cook $45."

—Joseph DeLaittre

Ledger Transcription

Henry Gable

1892

   

 

       

Oct

27

[?] 2# Tob

1.40

Oct 31

By 10 days

$26

10.00

Nov

7

" Rubbers

1.90

Nov 30

" 26 "

"

26.00

"

8

" Leggins

1.00

Dec 31

" 26 "

"

26.00

"

13

" 1# Tob

.70

Jan 31

" 26 "

"

26.00

"

14

" 1 pr Socks

.70

Feb 28

" 23 ½ "

"

23.50

"

20

" Sk. Tob

.15

Mar 29

" 24

"

24.00

"

22

" pr. Mitts

.85

     

135.50

"

24

" paper + stamps

.25

       

"

28

" Linonment

.25

       

"

"

" 1# Tob

.70

       

Dec

3

" Insurance

.50

       

"

"

" 1# Tob

.70

       

"

"

" 1 Shirt

2.00

       

"

"

" Drawers

2.00

       

"

14

" Insurance

.50

       

"

"

" Over Socks

1.50

       

"

20

" #1 Tobacc

.70

       

"

"

" Sk "

.14

       

Jan

13

" Insurance

.50

       

"

1

" 1# Tobacco

.70

       

"

9

" 1 "

.70

       

"

14

" W Mitts

.85

       

"

"

" Stamps

.10

       

"

26

" 1# Tobacco

.70

       

"

29

" Stamps + P

.20

       

Feb

14

" Insurance

.50

       

"

28

" Tobacco

.85

       

Mar

4

" W Sh [?]

1.00

       

"

"

" Insurance

.50

       

"

29

" Camp a/c

2.60

       

"

"

" Cash

10.00

       

"

"

" Draft

100.36

       
     

135.50