Fear, Force, and Leather: The Texas Prison System&rsquot;s First Hundred Years 1848-1948

Abner Cook to the Directors of the Penitentiary, September 30, 1849

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Abner Cook to penitentiary  directors, September 1849

3rd Statement

of Property, Materials and Tools on hand, and
belonging to the Texas Penitentiary, on the 30th
of September 1849.

1st         Materials


No.


1.


Brick


 


250,000

 


2


Lime


Bbls


175.

 


3


Nails


Kegs


10.

 


4


White lead


  "


19.

 


5


Painters oil


Galls


25

 


6.


Roofing Tin


Boxes


27.

 


7


"    "   in transitu & not paid for.


 


13.

 


8


14. Bundles Sheet Iron


lb.


1741.

 


9


Hewed pine lumber


Feet


1233

 


10.


Sawed    d[itt]o      d[itt]o


   "


35,515

 


11.


Prepared  "      "    Flooring


   "


5,000

 


12


Sills & lintals [sic] of cut stone lineal feet


 


121.

 


13


20 Grated Frames for front windows &
false Venetian blinds for same


 


 

 


14


18 Frames & Grates for Back Windows.


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd

 

              Property and Tools

 

 

 


1


98 acres of land


 


 

 


2


1 set Blacksmith Tools.


 


 

 


3.


1 set Carpenters Tools.


 


 

 


4.


2 Hoes, 4 Shovels—2 Spades—4 mattocks
2 Wheel Barrows 2 Cots 1 clock & 1 Bell
1 large iron Sieve 29 Balls & chains
2 Ladders


 


 

 


5


Office Furniture, Office Books and
Stationary.


 


 

 

I certify the above to be correct

A.H. Cook Supt

Approved
            H. Yoakum
            J.M. Maxcy
            TG Birdwell
                                    Directors

 

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Abner Cook to the Directors of the Penitentiary, September 30, 1849. Correspondence Concerning the Penitentiary, Records Relating to the Penitentiary, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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