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Tauschwert von Biberpelzen 1703

Reproduktion eines historischen Dokuments über festgesetzte Tauschpreise im Handel mit nordamerikanischen Indianern von 1703 - Refenzwährung ist jeweils ein Biberpelz

July 14th. 1703.
Prices of Goods
Supplied to the
Eastern Indians.
By the several Truckmasters ; and the Peltry received
by the Truckmasters of the said Indians.


One Yard Broad Cloth, three Beaver Skins, in Season.
One Yard & Half Gingerline, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
One yard Red or Blew Kersey, two Beaver Skins, in Season.
One yard good Duffels, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
One yard and half broad fine Cotton, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
Two yards of Cotton, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
One yard and half of half thicks, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
Five Pecks Indian Corn, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
Five Pecks Indian Meal, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
Four Pecks Pease, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
Two Pints of Powder, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
One Pint of Shot, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
Six Fathom of Tobacco, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
Forty Biskets, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
Ten Pound of Pork, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
Six Knives, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
Six Combes, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
Twenty Scaines Thread, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
One Hat, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
One Hat with Hatband, three Beaver Sins, in Season.
Two Pound of large Kettles, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
One Pound and half of small Kettles, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
One Shirt, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
One Shirt with Ruffels, two Beaver Skins, in Season.
Two Small Axes, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
Two Small Hoes, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
Three Dozen middling Hooks, one Beaver Skin, in Season.
One Sword Blade, one & half Beaver Skin, in Season.

What shall be accounted in Value equal One Beaver in Season: Vs

One Otter skin in Season, is one Beaver.
Two Half Skins in Season, is one Beaver.
Four Pappcote skins in Season, is one Beaver.
Two Foxes in Season, is one Beaver.
Two Woodchocks in Season, is one Beaver.
Four Martins in Season, is one Beaver.
Eight Minks in Season, is one Beaver.
Five Pounds of Feathers, is one Beaver.
Four Raccoones in Season, is one Beaver.
Four Seil skins large, is one Beaver.
One Moose Hide, is two Beavers.
One Pound of Castorum, is one Beaver.

Übersetzungshilfe:


Truckmaster: Betreiber einer Handelsniederlassung
Woodchuck: Waldmurmeltier
Raccoon: Waschbär
Martin: Marder
Mink: Nerz
Pappcote: Rotluchs
Seil skin: Seehundfell
Moose hide: Elchleder
middling mittelgroß
1 Fathom= 2 yards Tabak in Seilform geflochten
Bisket: Hartkeks
Duffels: schwerer Wollstoff
Gingerline : rotbrauner Stoff
Peck: Trockenmaß ca. 9 Liter
Pease: Erbsen
Hoe: Hacke
Ruffels: Rüschen

Reproduktion im DIN A2 Rahmen x