Maine Maritime Museum

Account Book Entry

Date: None
Voyage: Majestic (d. Bath )
Citation: MS-11 b1f10



Financial records

Mariner Rank Entry Date Entry Port Discharge Date Discharge Port Served P WPM WPR A S CA AA H SF F&F BD Notes
Anderson, William March 27, 1832 New Orleans, LA - USA 12.00 6.00
Blackem, William 11.50
Dean, Peter Jan. 7, 1832 Boston, MA - USA 15.00 15.00 41.55 New Orleans 02/27/1832 and 03/18/1832 Liverpool 06/19/1832
Decker, Noble M. 100.00 23.00 The 100 payment was made in Bowdoinham in June
Duncan, William H. 15.00 31.87 Entry date 12/1831 Boston, 02/1832 Mobile, 04/1832 Liverpool, 06/1832
Johnson, James Boston, MA - USA 157 (days) 78.83 11.00 4.00 7.00 Paid him for 7 months 7 days and it should have been for 5 months 7 days, $21.27 too much New Orleans, 03/1832 Mobile, 04/20/1832
Krieger, Adolph Boston, MA - USA 30.50 36.00
Montgomery, Nathaniel April 9, 1832 Mobile, AL - USA 1.00
Morrison, Nathan Jan. 7, 1832 Boston, MA - USA 14.00 36.00
Poirot, Mathew Boston, MA - USA 28.50 26.75 In Boston 10/1831 New Orlenas, 02 and 03/1832 Liverpool 06/1832
Reincke, Christian March 26, 1832 New Orleans, LA - USA 16.00 16.00 3.50 Mobile, 04/20/1832 Liverpool, 06/25/1832
Thompson, William March 27, 1832 New Orleans, LA - USA 15.00 6.00
Ward, Richard March 27, 1832 New Orleans, LA - USA 47 (days) 30.80 12.00

Abbreviations: P – Payment, the total amount due the mariner for the voyage; WPM – Wages per month, the usual way seamen were paid; WPR – Wages per run: occasionally, mariners took a set amount for a run between two places; A – Advance, the amount the mariner received in advance of the voyage, for signing on; S – Slops, amount for goods purchased from the vessel’s store; CA – Creditor allotment, amount paid to creditors if so listed; AA – Advanced abroad, cash advances the mariner received while in foreign ports; H – Hospital money, a small monthly amount deducted to support the marine hospital service; SF – Shipping fees, paid to shipping agents for their services; F&F – Fines and forfeitures, if so listed, including prison fees; BD – Balance due, after all of the above

The information given in this database is entered here as it is on the document or documents in the Maine Maritime Museum collections. The spelling of the mariner’s name may be wrong, the arithmetic may be wrong, and some descriptions may be thoughtless or not politically correct, but they are shown as found. We have attempted to standardize the names and descriptions of vessels and the spelling of place names. We have tried to include in notes fields important information that does not fit in the standard fields.