Moses Austin to Unknown, xx-xx-1812
Summary: Lead production [1812?].
It is to be observed that this Exhebit cannot be closed entirely in
consequence of the agency of Judethu Kendle Not having been
settled and altho. the books of said Kendle have been obtained the
unsettled state of the accounts rendered it impossible to make a
close of them in time for this Exhebit it is also proper to Notice
that as many account of the company stand unsettled and may when
closed create a Debt or Cr to the Lead Mine A/c it would be improper
to close this Exhebit entirely untill such settlements are compleated—
It appears that the amount of Mineral Smelted by the companey from
6 Boats 40 feet each is 240 [feet] @ 3 Dollars [per foot] 720 of these boats 4 was lost in a storm in the Mississippi and two loaded with about 14 thousand Pine staves and sent to Orleans which Debt I beleave was sold for 20 Dollars pr thousand but as the Voyage under the care of Elias A Elliot has not been settled it cannot now be stated what will be the actual loss on this stave business, all the money advanced by this Deft for the purchase of staves are included in the above account the true state of this business cannot be Known untill Moses and James Austin settles there A/c with the companey also.