Lavelle Young Paddle Steamer at Peavey Alaska in 1899

A rare, one of a kind, glass plate negative showing the paddle steamer Lavelle Young anchored at the mining outpost of Peavey, Alaska in 1899 during the days of the Alaskan Gold Rush.   The image was captured by T.J. Langston a photographer from Johnston, South Carolina, who like many, had ventured north to partake in one of the last great gold strikes of the 19th Century.  The heyday of the Klondike had come and gone... never-the-less new finds on the Koyukuk and Seward Peninsula resulted in renewed fervor for the precious metal.

"T.J. LANGSTON. In February 1871 Langston operated from the old stand of Wren & Wheeler in Laurens, advertising photographs "of any kind." It was twelve years before Mr. langston turned up again in the records and then in Johnston. In 1883 a local newspaper comment about "our travelling friend" may have referred to his itinerant business. Beginning in 1883, he ran a combination jewelry store and photographic gallery in Johnston until about 1890. Mr. Langston, probably T.J., was in partnership with Wiseman in Newberry for a short time." from page 155,  Partners with the Sun: South Carolina Photographers, 1840-1940  By Harvey S. Teal  © 2001 University of South Carolina.

Peavey (aka Peavy) no longer exists today.   It was a former gold mining town / trading post and its location can be found on the attached map from 1899. Peavey's former location is just above the Arctic Circle at the mouth of Peavey Creek. (66°37'35"N,151°52'22"W)  (see 1956 US Dept. of the Interior Geologic Survey of Bettles). Peavey is mentioned in the book by Robert Marshall titled "Arctic Village" written in 1930 on page 31.

Two Years before the founding of Fairbanks Alaska

The Lavelle Young is credited with the founding of Fairbanks in 1901 when they got stuck there due to low river conditions and let  E. T. Barnette and his wife off on the river bank. Barnette created a trading post for gold miners and soon after a town sprang up there. Fairbanks was eventually named after Illinois Senator Charles Fairbanks, who soon became vice president under Teddy Roosevelt. The wheelhouse of Lavelle Young is on display at Pioneer Park in Fairbanks but very few photos of the paddle steamer exist.

AN INCREDIBLE STORY OF GOODWILL

This photo was taken at the time that Captain Charles Adams and crew of the Lavelle Young discovered that the local Koyukuk Indians living near Peavey (aka Peavy) were starving because gold rush miners were stealing their dried salmon caches hidden in trees and were using them to feed their sled dogs. The crew agreed to donate about $2700 (about $85,000 in 2020 US dollars) worth of food supplies to the Koyukuk Indians so they would not starve. Captain Charles Adams later went to US Congress and asked that their contribution be repaid with federal funds. Congress approved the expenditure (see Congressional record below).

Calendar No. 460.
62D CONGRESS,  SENATE.  8d Session.
NORTH AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION & TRADING CO.
MARCH 25, 1912.—Ordered to be printed.

Mr. CRAWFORD, from the Committee on Claims, submitted the following REPORT. [To accompany S. 15.]

The Committee on Claims, to which was referred the bill (S. 15) for the relief of the North American Transportation & Trading Co. having had the same under consideration, recommends that said bill be amended as follows: First. By striking out of lines 7 and 8 in the first paragraph of the bill, the words "four thousand one hundred and fifty-one dollars and eight cents" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "two thousand six hundred and fifty-four dollars and ten cents," and by striking out of lines 8, 9, and 10 in the first and second paragraphs of said bill the words "for the following purposes, to wit: The sum of two thousand six hundred and fifty-four dollars and ten cents." Second. By striking out all of page 2 after line 5 and all of page 3 of said bill.

As so amended the committee recommends that said bill do pass.
The bill, as presented to the Senate, provides for the appropriation of three items for the relief of the North American Transportation & Trading Co., as follows: First. To pay for supplies furnished the Koyukuk Indians of Peavey, Alaska, in 1899, $2,654.10.

Second. To pay for supplies and disbursements alleged to have been furnished on account of the George F. Tilton overland relief expedition on behalf of wrecked whalers at Point Barrow, Alaska, in 1898, $841.98.
Third. To pay for damages to the schooner Mary Ann ($405) and for loss caused By delay in making her repairs, all caused by a collision with the Government steamer Duchesnay at St. Michaels, Alaska, July 21, 1900, $655.
This report recommends the appropriation for the first item and that the bill be amended by striking out the second and third items. 2 NORTH AM'BBICAN TRANSPORTATION & TRADING co.

 FIRST ITEM.

To sustain the first item, the committee calls attention to the following report'; made by the Secretary of the Interior to the chairman of the House committee on January 3, 1902, being Document No. 1 66, Fifty Seventh Congress, first session :

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Washington, January 2, 1902.

I have the honor to transmit herewith, for consideration by Congress, a copy of alt .account, and accompanying papers, presented by the North American Transportion & Trading Co., in the sum of $2,654.10, for the furnishing in the spring of 1899 of.rations to the tribe of Koyukuk Indians in the District of Alaska, who were alleged be in a starving condition at that time, together with a copy of a letter from the Commissioner of Education in regard to the matter. The furnishing of the supplies to the Indians in question was not authorized by the Secretary of the Interior and the department had no knowledge of the matter until this account was presented. An examination of the papers, however, will show that the register and receiver at Peavy, Alaska, under date of July 15, 1899, certified that "after due investigation of the starving condition of the Koyukuk Indians and of the rations furnished them by the Peavy Trading Post, of Peavy, Alaska, amounting to $2,654.10, we consider the bill just and recommend its allowance."
Very respectfully,
E. A. IIiTcuco CK, Secretary.
The SPEAKER OP THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
BUREAU OF EDUCATION,
Washington, D. C., December 19, 1901.

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge, by reference from your office, a communica tion from the North American Transportation & Trading Co., of Chicago, the same purporting to be a statement of supplies furnished to Indians at Peavy, Alaska, May 15, 1899, together with vouchers showing in detail the supplies furnished and receipts from persons claiming to be citizens of Peavy, on the Koyukuk River, Alaska, said river being an important northern tributary to the Yukon River and Peavy being situated at some distance northeast of the center of Alaska. I beg leave to say that this office has no schools in Peavy or in its vicinity, and consequently has no information regarding the situation and its needs, and I find upon inquiry that no clerk in our Alaska division has any direct knowledge of or suggestions to offer regarding the case.
I herewith respectfully return the petition, venturing to suggest that the cause of humanity and the honor of the Nation require a somewhat liberal policy with regard to supplies furnished to the natives when suffering from the ravages of a pestilence, as was the case at the time when the provisions named in the bill were furnished. The white people immigrating to Alaska have destroyed the fisheries and driven away the game which furnished the food of the natives. This, of course, makes the duty of the Government something more than one of general humanity.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. T. HARRIS, Commissioner.
The SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.
WASHINGTON, D. C., December I5, 1901.

SIR: I herewith present accounts of the North American Transportation & Trading Co., together with accompanying papers, and respectfully request that you forward same to Congress for appropriation, with your favorable indorsement thereon. I am advised by the House Committee on Appropriations that under rule 42, House of Representatives, they are restricted from consideration of accounts of this character unless they come from the department to which they belong. Supplies furnished destitute Indians at Peavy, Koyukuk River, Alaska... $2, 654. 10
Yours, truly,
GEORGE R. TINGLE, Attorney.
The SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR,
Washington, D. C.

NORTH AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION & TRADING CO.
STATEMENT OF SUPPLIES TO INDIANS AT PEAVY, ALASKA.
PEAVY, ALASKA, May 15, 1899.
THE SECRETARY or THE INTERIOR, Washington, D. C.
SIR: In compliance with instructions of citizens' meeting, held April 16, 1899, we, the undersigned committee, found the entire tribe of Koyukuk Indians in a starving condition. The deer, caribou, and other game that they have heretofore subsisted upon seem to have been driven away, and we find that it will be at least necessary to give the said Indians rations for themselves and for their dogs for at least 80 days, or until they can catch fish.
E. E. FERGUSON, M. D.,
ARTHUR M. POPE,
Committee.

We, the undersigned, hereby indorse the actions of the above committee: Capt. R. J. Young, master steamer Lavelle Young; Byrd Hall, Julius Olsen, J. J. Napier, J. R. Austin, L. Lavton Wisdom, S. S. Allison, Chas. D. Harris, Ily. S. Tibbey, Ed. Kreber, W. C. Cable, E. J. Brittingham, J. 8. Kidd, Henry Smith, Arthur Hammond, H. D. Wallan, Otto Straub, W. H. Carrime, L. Wirt, T. J. Langston, Ben. F. Tufte, Mrs. Rule, W. L. World, C. L. Thompson, John Agneau, Frank C. Blatter, J. S. Scott, C. H. Cherry, Chas. F. Smith, F. A. Fraser, Geo. S. Hanning, J. G. Youngs, J. W. Matthews, C. E. Harvey, C. E. K. Baxter, M. A. Craig, C. E. Harvey, jr., Geo. C. Hanson, Wm. C. Thelin, Gilbert Hanson, J. Lotz, J. T. Kellain, Wm. T. Ham, Chas. Mallsteam, Emil Peterson, T. Roik, Stella E. Jacobi, M. D. A citizens meeting was held at Peavy, Koyukuk River, Alaska, April 16, 1899, for the purpose of devising means of relief of the destitute Indians of this district. On motion, Capt. R. J. Young was elected chairman and A. M. Pope secretary. It was resolved that a committee of two be appointed to investigate needs of the Indians, and if found necessary, to purchase sufficient provisions to supply their wants until such time as they are able to provide for themselves. E. E. Ferguson, M. D., and Arthur M. Pope were appointed such committee, and reported to the meeting that the Koyukuk Tribe were on the verge of starvation and asking that rations sufficient to maintain them until the spring run of fish should appear in the rivers be allowed. The meeting, upon motion, voted that the local trading post be requested to supply each Indian with rations for 80 days, and the committee be empowered to sign requisitions for same and sign all bills for supplies so furnished.
Adjourned.
R. J. YOUNG, Chairman.
ARTHUR M. POPE, Secretary.
PEAVY, ALASKA, July 15, 1899.
After due investigation of the starving condition of the Koyukuk Indians and of the rations furnished them by the Peavy trading post, of Peavy, Alaska, amounting to $2,654.10, we consider the bill just, and recommend its allowance. A. E. ROSE, Register Land Office., R. C. NICHOLS, Receiver Land Office., PEAVY, ALASKA, May 15, 1899.

Recapitulation of Koyukuk Indian famine account in account with Peavy trading post.
No. 1 . Supplies to entire tribe $45. 95
No. 2. Supplies to Indian Jiro 156. 25
No. 3. Supplies to Indian John 188. 00
No. 4. Supplies to Indian Charlie Evas 203. 65
No. 5. Supplies to Indian Dick 169. 20
No. 6. Supplies to Indian Henry 154. 25
No. 7. Supplies to Indian Charles Alexander 60. 50
No. 8. Supplies to Indian Henry Henry 162. 40
No. 9. Supplies to Indian Metas 175.00
No. 10. Supplies to Indian Billy 185.25
No. 11. Supplies to Indian Sophie 66. 20
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No. 12. Supplies to Indian Lioness 1148. 50
No. 13. Supplies to Indian Alexander *. 290. 50
No. 14. Supplies to Indian South Fork Dummy. . . 185. 30
No. 15. Supplies to Indian Julius 62. 05
No. 16. Supplies to Indian South Fork Jack : 204. 25
No. 17. Supplies to Indian Squaw Eva 133. 70
No. 18. Supplies to Indian Squaw Dinah 63. 15
Total 2, 654. 10
E. E. Ferguson, M. D.,
Arthur M. Pope,
Committee.
Peavy, Alaska, May 15, 1899.

Koyukuk Indian famine account in account with Peavy trading post.
[Distribution made to entire tribe after arrival at Peavy.]
10 pounds granulated sugar $2. 50
50 pounds flour $8.00
10 tins baking powder, 75 cents each $7.50
1 case corn beef, 1 dozen 2/s   $6.00
1 case pilot bread, 30 pounds, 30 cents $9.00
10 pounds rolled oats $2.50
10 pounds lard $4.00
13 pounds bacon, 40 cents $5.20
1 pound English breakfast tea $1.25
Total $45.95
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee by the meeting, as per minutes hereby attached, do hereby certify that the above bill was delivered and that the prices are correct.
Arthur M. Pope,
E. E. Ferguson, M. D.,
Committee.
Peavy, Alaska, May 15, 1899.

Koyukuk Indian famine account in account with Peavy trading post.
Delivered to Indian Jim, wife and child, 2 dogs:
250 pounds flour, 5/50s, at $8 per 50 pounds $40. 00
20 pounds rolled oats, at 25 cents $5.00
50 pounds evaporated fruit, at 30 cents $15. 00
25 pounds breakfast bacon, at 40 cents $10. 00
1 case corned beef, 1 dozen, at 50 cents each $6.00
1 case pilot bread, 30 pounds, at 30 cents $9.00
1 gallon maple sirup $3.25
1 box 20 bars soap  $4.00
3 packages matches, at 25 cents each 75
5 pounds table salt, at 15 cents 75
2 pounds tea, English breakfast, $1.25 per pound $2.50
4 pounds baking powder, 8/8 ounces, at $1.50 per pound $6.00
2 pounds tobacco, $1.50 per pound $3.00
44 pounds beans, at 26 cents per pound $11.00
20 pounds granulated sugar, at 25 cents per pound $5.00
6 pounds Eagle condensed milk, at 50 cents each $3.00
80 pounds breakfast bacon, for 2 dogs, at 40 cents per pound $32.00
Total $156.25
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee, by meeting, as per min utes hereby attached, do hereby certify that the above bill has been delivered to Indian Jim, and that the prices are correct.
E. E. Ferguson, M. D.,
Arthur M. Pope,
Committee.

NORTH AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION & TRADING CO. 5
Peavy, Alaska, May 15, 1899.
Koyukuk Indian famine account in account with Peavy trading post.
Delivered to Indian John, wife, 3 children, 3 dogs:
300 pounds flour, 6/50s, at $16 per 100 pounds $48. 00
30 pounds oatmeal, at 25 cents per pound $7.50
50 pounds evaporated fruit, at 30 cents per pound $15.00
1 case corned beef, 1 dozen, 2's, at 50 cents each $6.00
20 pounds breakfast bacon, at 40 cents per pound $8.00
5 pounds baking powder, at $1.50 per pound . . . .$7.50
3 pounds English breakfact tea, at $1.25 per pound  $3.75
25 pounds sugar, at 25 cents per pound  $6.25
1 case pilot bread, 30 pounds, at 30 cents per pound  $9.00
10 cans Eagle condensed milk, at 50 cents each $5.00
4 packages matches, at 25 cents each  $1.00
2 pounds tobacco, at $1.50 per pound  $3.00
1 box soap  $4.00
1 sack salt, 5 pounds 75
48 pounds beans, at 25 cents per pound $12. 00
1 gallon maple sirup  $3.25
120 pounds bacon, for 3 dogs, at 40 cents per pound $48.00
Total $188.00
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee, by meeting, as per minutes hereunto attached, do hereby certify that the above bill was delivered to Indian John, and that the prices of same are correct.
E. E. Ferguson, M. D.,
Arthur M. Pope,
Committee.
Peavy, Alaska, May 15, 1899.

Koyukuk Indian famine account in account with Peavy Trading Post.
Delivered to Indian Charley Evas, wife, 3 children, 4 dogs:
300 pounds flour, 6/50s., at $16 per 100 pounds $48. 00
30 pounds oatmeal, at 25 cents per pound $7.50
50 pounds evaporated fruit, at 30 cents per pound $15.00
3 pounds English breakfast tea, at $1.25 per pound $3.75
2 pounds tobacco, at $1.50 per pound $3.00
1 box pilot bread, 30 pounds, at 30 cents per pound $9.00
1 box soap, 20, ls  $4.00
5 pounds table salt, 15 cents per pound 75
10 cans Eagle condensed milk, at 50 cents each $5.00
21 pounds bacon, at 40 cents per pound  $8.40
4 packages matches, at 25 cents each  $1.00
5 pounds baking powder, at $1.50 per pound  $7.50
1 gallon maple sirup $3.25
1 case corned beef, 1 dozen 2s., at 50 cents each $6.00
25 pounds sugar, granulated, at 25 cents per pound  $6.25
45 pounds beans $11.25
160 pounds breakfast bacon, for 4 dogs, at 40 cents per pound  $64. 00
Total $203.65
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee, by meeting, as per minutes hereunto attached, do hereby certify that the above bill was delivered to Indian Charlie Evas, and that the prices are correct.
E. E. Ferouson, M. D.,
Arthur M. Pope,
Committee.

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PEAVY, ALASKA, May 15, 1899.
Koyukuk Indian famine account in account ivith Peavy trading post.
Delivered to Indian Dick, wife and child, 3 dogs:
250 pounds flour, 5/50s., at $16 per 100 pounds $40. 00
20 pounds oatmeal, at 25 cents per pound $5.00
50 pounds evaporated fruit, at 30 cents per pound $15.00
1 case corned beef, 1 dozen 2's, at 50 cents each $6.00
1 case soap 20 ls  $4.00
4 pounds baking powder, 8/8 ounces, at $1 .40 per pound  $6. 00
2 pounds English breakfast tea, at $1 .25 per pound $2.50
23 pounds breakfast bacon, at 40 cents per pound $9.20
2 pounds tobacco, at $1 .50 per pound $3. 00
1 gallon maple sirup $3.25
3 packages matches, at 25 cents each 75
5 pounds table salt, at ] 5 cents per pound 75
35 pounds beans, at 25 cents per pound  $8.75
1 case pilot bread, 30 pounds, at 30 cents per pound  $9.00
20 pounds granulated sugar, at 25 cents per pound  $5.00
120 pounds bacon, for 3 dogs, at 40 cents per pound $48.00
6 cans Eagle condensed milk, at 50 cents each $3.00
Total $169.20
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee, by meeting, as per minutes hereunto attached, do hereby certify that the above bill was delivered to Indian Dick, and that the prices are correct.
E. E. FERGUSON, M. D.,
ARTHUR M. POPE,
Committee.

PEAVY, ALASKA, May 15, 1899.
Koyukuk Indian famine account in account with Peary Trading Post.
Delivered to Indian Henry, wife and child, 2 dogs:
250 pounds flour, 5/50, at $16 per 100 pounds $40. 00
20 pounds oatmeal, at 25 cents per pound  $5.00
1 case corn beef, 1 dozen 2s, at 50 cents each  $6.00
1 case soap $4.00
50 pounds evaporated fruit, at 30 cents per pound $15.00
5 pounds table salt, at 15 cents per pound 75
3 packages matches, at 25 cents per package 75
25 pounds bacon, at 40 cents per pound $10.00
1 case pilot bread, 30 pounds, at 30 cents per pound  $9.00
4 pounds baking powder, 8/8 oz., $1.50 per pound  $6.00
2 pounds tobacco, at $1.50 per pound  $3.00
2 pounds tea, at $1.25 per pound  $2.50
36 pounds beans, at 25 cents per pound  $9.00
1 gallon sirup, maple  $3.25
20 pounds sugar, at 25 cents per pound $5.00
6 cans Eagle condensed milk, at 50 cents each : $3.00
80 pounds bacon, breakfast, at 40 cents per pound  $32.00
Total $154.25
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee, by meeting, as per minutes hereunto attached, do hereby certify that the above bill was delivered to Indian Henry, and that the prices of the same are correct.
E. E. FERGUSON, M. D.,
ARTHUR M. POPE,
Committee.

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Peavy, Alaska, May 15, 1899.
Koyukuk Indian famine account, in account with Peavy Trading Post.
Delivered to Indian Charles Alexander:
100 pounds flour, at $16 per 100 pounds $16. 00
10 pounds oatmeal. 25 cents per pound $2.50
1 box soap, 10 Is $2.00
6 cans corn beef. 6/2s, at 50 cents each $3.00
1 gallon sirup 3. 25
20 pounds pilot bread, 30 cents per pound  $6.00
3 packages matches. 25 cents per package .75
2 pounds tobacco, $1.50 per pound  $3.00
1 pound tea, $1.25 per pound $1.25
2 pounds baking powder, $1 .50 per pound  $3.00
10 pounds granulated sugar. 25 cents per pound  $2.50
10 pounds bacon, breakfast . 40 cents per pound  $4.00
25 pounds evaporated fruit, 30 cents per pound  $7.50
20 pounds beans, 25 cents per pound  $5.00
5 ponnds salt, 15 cents per pound 75
Total $60.50
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee by meeting as per minutes hereunto attached, do hereby certify that the above bill of goods was delivered to Charles Alexander, Indian, and that the prices of same are correct.
E. E. Ferguson, M. D.,
Arthur M. Pope,
Committee.
Peavy, Alaska, May 15, 1899.

Koyukuk Indian famine account, in account with Peavy Trading Post.
Delivered to Indian Henry Henry, wife and child, 3 dogs:
200 pounds flour, 4 50s, $16 per 100 pounds $32. 00
20 pounds oatmeal, 25 cents per pound  $5-00
1 case pilot bread, 30 pounds, at 30 cents per pound $9.00
50 pounds evaporated fruit, at 30 cents per pound $15.00
1 box soap, 20/ls  $4.00
1 gallon sirup $3.25
3 packages matches, 25 cents each 75
26 pounds bacon, breakfast, at 40 cents per pound $10.40
1 case com beef, 1 dozen 2s., at 50 cents eacn $6.00
5 pounds table salt, at 15 cents per pound 75
2 pounds breakfast tea, at $1 .25 per pound  $2.50
4 pounds of baking powder, at $1.50 per pound $6.00
2 pounds tobacco, at $1.50 per pound  $3.00
35 pound beans, at 25 cents per pound  $8.75
20 pounds granulated sugar, at 25 cents per pound  $5.00
6 cans Eagle condensed milk, at 50 cents each  $3.00
120 pounds bacon for 3 dogs, at 40 cents per pound $48.00
Total $162.40
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee by meeting as per minutes hereunto attached, do hereby certify that the above bill was delivered to Indian Henry Henry, and that the prices of the same are correct.
E. E. Ferguson, M. D.,
Arthur M. Pope,
Committee.

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PEAVY, ALASKA, May 15, 1899.
Koyukuk Indian famine account, in account with Peavy Trading Post.
Delivered to Indian Metas, wife and child, 3 dogs:
250 pounds flour, 5/50s, at $16 per 100 pounds $40. 00
30 pounds oatmeal, at 25 cents per pound $7.50
1 gallon syrup, maple $3.25
1 box soap, 20/ls  $4.00
40 pounds beans, at 25 cents per pound  $10.00
2 pounds tobacco, at $1.50 per pound  $3.00
3 pounds English breakfast tea, at $1.25 per pound  $3.75
4 pounds baking powder, at $1.50 per pound  $6.00
20 pounds bacon, breakfast, at 40 cents per pound $8.00
50 pounds evaporated fruit, at 25 cents per pound  $15.00
1 case com beef, 1 dozen 2s, at 50 cents each  $6.00
5 pounds table salt, at 15 cents per pound 75
3 packages matches, at 25 cents each 75
10 cans Eagle condensed milk, at 50 cents per can  $5.00
1 case pilot bread, 30 pounds, at 30 cents per pound .  $9.00
20 pounds granulated sugar, at 25 cents per pound  $5.00
120 pounds breakfast bacon for 3 dogs, at 40 cents  $48.00
Total $175.00
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee by meeting as per minutes hereunto attached, do hereby certify that the above bill of goods was delivered to Indian Metas, and that the prices of same are correct.
E. E. FERGUSON, M. D.,
ARTHUR M. POPE,
Committee.
PEAVY, ALASKA, May 15, 1899.

Koyukuk Indian famine account in account with Peavy Trading Post.
Delivered to Indian Lioness and Jane, 2 dogs:
200 pounds flour, at $16 per 100 pounds $32. 00
20 pounds oatmeal, at 25 cents per pound   $5.00
50 pounds evaporated fruit, at 30 cents per pound  $15.00
1 box soap, 20/ls  $4.00
1 case corn beef, 1 dozen 2s, at 50 cents each  $6.00
40 pounds beans, at 25 cents per pound  $10.00
4 packages matches, at 25 cents each  $1.00
5 pounds table salt, at 15 cents per pound 75
35 pounds breakfast bacon, at 40 cents per pound $14.00
2 pounds English breakfast tea, at $1.25 per pound  $2.60
4 pounds baking powder, 8/8oz., at $1.50 per pound  $6.00
1 box pilot bread, 30 pounds, at 30 cents per pound  $9.00
1 gallon maple sirup  $3.25
2 pounds tobacco, at $1.50 per pound  $3.00
20 pounds granulated sugar, at 25 cents per pound  $5.00
80 pounds bacon, for 2 dogs, at 40 cents per pound   $32.00
Total $148. 50
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee by meeting as per minutes hereunto attached, do hereby certify that the above bill of goods was delivered to Indian Lioness and that the prices for the same are correct.
E. E. FERGUSON, M. D.,
ARTHUR M. POPE,
Committee.

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PEAVY, ALASKA, May 15, 1899.
Koyukuk Indian famine account in account with Peavy Trnding Post.
Delivered to Indian Billy, wife and 3 children, 3 dogs:
300 pounds flour 8/50s, at $16 per 100 pounds $48. 00
30 pounds oatmeal, at 25 rents per pound  $7.50
50 pounds evaporated fruit, at 30 cents per pound $15.00
1 gallon sirup, maple  $3.25
5 pounds baking powder, at $1.50 per pound $7.50
3 pounds English breakfast tea, at $1 .25 per pound  $3.75
2 pounds tobacco, at $1.50 per pound : $3.00
1 case pilot bread, 30 pounds, at 30 cents per pound $9.00
1 case corn beef, 1 dozen 2e, at 50 cents each  $6.00
1 box soap, 20/ls  $4.00
4 packages matches, at 25 cents per package $1.00
5 pounds table salt, at 15 cents per pound 75
15 pounds breakfast bacon, at 40 cents per pound  $6.00
10 cans condensed milk, at 50 cents each  $5.00
40 pounds beans, at 25 cents per pound  $10.00
30 pounds granulated sugar, at 25 cents per pound  $7.50
120 pounds bacon, at 40 cents per pound, for 3 dogs  $48.00
Total $185.25
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee by meeting as per minutes hereunto attached, do hereby certify that the above bill of goods was delivered to Indian Billy and that the prices of the same are correct.
E. E. FERGUSON, M. D.,
ARTHUR M. POPE,
Committee.
PEAVY, ALASKA, May 15, 1899.

Koyukuk Indian famine account in account with Peaty trading post.
Delivered to Medicine Man Alexander, 2 squaws, and C. Alexander, 6 dogs:
400 pounds flour, 8/50s, at $16 per 100 pounds $64. 00
40 pounds oatmeal, at 25 cents per pound  $10. 00
50 pounds pilot bread, at 30 cents per pound $15.00
2 gallons maple sirup, at $3.25 each  $6.50
10 pounds tame salt, at 15 cents per pound  $1.50
50 pounds evaporated fruit, at 30 cents per pound  $15.00
5 packages matches, at 25 cents per package  $1.25
40 pounds breakfast bacon, at 40 cents per pound  $16.00
2 cases corn beef, 2 dozen 2s, at 50 cents each  $12.00
1 box soap, 20/lbs  $4.00
4 pounds English breakfast tea, at $1.25 per pound  $5.00
4 pounds tobacco, at $1 .50 per pound  $6.00
65 pounds beans, at 25 cents per pound  $16.25
8 pounds baking powder, 18 ounces $12.00
40 pounds granulated sugar, at 25 cents per pound $10.00
240 pounds bacon, for 6 dogs, at 40 cents per pound $96.00
Total $290.50
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee by meeting as per minutes hereunto annexed, do hereby certify that the above bill ol goods was delivered to Indian Alexander, and that the prices of the same are correct.
E. E. FERGUSON, M. D.,
ARTHUR M. POPE,
Committee.

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Peavy, Alaska, May 15. 1899.
Koyukuk Indian famine account in account with Peavy Trading Post.
Delivered to Indian Squaw Sophie:
100 pounds flour, at $16 per 100 pounds $16. 00
10 pounds oatmeal, at 25 cents per pound  $2.50
25 pounds evaporated fruit, at 30 cents per pound  $7.50
1 box soap $4.00
1 gallon maple sirup  $3.25
5 pounds table salt, at 15 cents per pound 75
2 pounds baking powder, at $1.50 per pound  $3.00
5 cans Eagle condensed milk, at 50 cents each  $2.50
6 cans corn beef, 2s, at 50 cents each  $3.00
14 pounds ham. at 50 cents per pound  $7.00
13 pounds bacon, breakfast, at 40 cents per pound  $5.20
1 pound English breakfast tea. at $1.25 per pound  $1.25
2 packages matches, at 25 cents per package 50
12 pounds granulated sugar, at 25 cents per pound $3.00
21 pounds beans, at 25 cents per pound $5.25
1 pound tobacco, at $1.50 per pound  $1.50
Total $66.20
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee by meeting as per minutes hereunto attached, do hereby certify that the above bill of goods was delivered to Charles Alexander, for Squaw Sophie, and that the prices of the same are correct.
E. E. Ferguson, M. D.,
Arthur M. Pope,
Committee.
Peavy. Alaska. May 15. 1899.

Koyukuk Indian famine account in account with Peavy Trading Post.
Delivered to South Fork Dummv and wife. 4 dogs:
200 pounds flour, at $16 per'l00 pounds $32.00
20 pounds oatmeal, at 25 cents per pound $5.00
50 pounds evaporated fruit, at 30 cents per pound $15.00
2 pounds English breakfast tea, at $1.25 per pound $2.50
40 pounds beans, at 25 cents per pound  $10.00
1 case corned beef. 1 dozen 2-pounds, at 50 cents each  $6.00
47 pounds breakfast bacon, at 40 cents per pound  $18.80
4 pounds baking powder, at $1.50 per pound  $6.00
20 pounds sugar, granulated, at 25 cents per pound $5.00
1 case pilot bread, 30 pounds, at 30 cents per pound $9.00
1 gallon maple sugar $3.25
2 pounds tobacco, at $1.50 per pound $3.00
4 packages matches, at 25 cents per package $1 00
5 pounds table salt, at 15 cents per package .75
1 box soap. 20 Ibs  $4.00
160 pounds bacon, for 4 dogs, at 40 cents per pound $64.00
Total $185.30
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee by meeting as per
minutes hereunto attached, do hereby certify that the above bill was delivered to
Indian Dummy, and that the prices for the same are correct.
E. E. Ferouson. M. D.,
Arthur M. Pope.
Committee.

NORTH AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION & TRADING CO. I1
Peavy, Alaska, May 15, 1899.
Koyukuk Indian famine account in account with Peavy trading post.
Delivered to Indian Julius:
100 pounds flour, at $16 per 100 pounds $16. 00
10 pounds oatmeal, at 25 cents per pound $2.50
25 pounds evaporated fruit, at 30 cents per pound $7.50
1 pound English breakfast tea, at $1.25 per pound  $1.25
20 pounds beans, at 25 cents per pound  $5.00
6 cans corned beef, at 50 cents each $3.00
22 pounds bacon, at 40 cents per pound $8.80
2 pounds baking powder, at $1 .50 per pound  $3.00
10 pounds granulated sugar, at 25 cents per pound  $2.50
15 pounds pilot bread, at 30 cents per pound  $4.50
1 gallon sirup, maple  $1.75
2 pounds tobacco, at $1 .50 per pound $3.00
2 packages matches, at 25 cents per package 50
i box soap, 10/ls. $2.00
1 sack table salt, 5 pounds, at 15 cents per pound 75
Total   $62.05
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee by meeting, as per minutes hereunto attached, do hereby certify that the above bill was delivered to Indian Julius, and that the prices for the same are correct.
E. E. FERGUSON, M. D.,
Arthur M. Pope,
Committee.
Peavy, Alaska, May 15, 1899.

Koyukuk Indian famine account in account with Peavy trading ]>ost.
Delivered to South Fork Jack, wife and 3 children, 4 dogs:
300 pounds flour, 6,50s, $16 per 100 pounds $48. 00
30 pounds oatmeal, 25 cents per pound  $7.50
50 pounds evaporated fruit, at 30 cents per pound  $15.00
1 gallon sirup  $3.25
5 pounds baking powder, at $1.50. $7.50
3 pounds English breakfast tea, at $1.25   $3.75
2 pounds tobacco, at $1.50   $3.00
30 pounds pilot bread, at 30 cents  $9 00
1 case corn beef, 1 dozen 2s, 50 cents each  $6.00
1 box soap, 20/ Is  $4.00
4 packages matches, 25 cents per package  $1.00
5 pounds table salt, 15 cents per pound 75
40 pounds beans, 25 cents per pound  $10.00
30 pounds  sugar, 25 cents per pound  $7.50
35 pounds breakfast bacon, 40 cents per pound $14.00
160 pounds breakfast bacon for 4 dogs, 40 cents per pound  $64.00
Total $204.25
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee by meeting, as per minutes hereunto attached, do hereby certify that the above bill of goods was delivered to Indian Jack and that the prices of same are correct.
E. E. Ferguson, M. D.,
Arthur M. Pope,
Committee.

12 NORTH AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION & TRADING CO.
PEAVY, ALASKA, May 15, 1899.
Koyukuk Indian famine account in account with Peavy trading post.
Delivered to Squaw Eva and daughter, 1 dog:
200 pounds flour, 4/50s, at $16 per 100 pounds $32.00
20 pounds oatmeal, at 25 cents per pound  $5.00
50 pounds evaporated fruit, at 30 cents per pound $15.00
1 box soap, 20/ls  $4.00
1 case corn beef, 1 dozen 2s, at 50 cents each  $6.00
40 pounds beans, at 25 cents per pound  $10.00
4 packages matches, at 25 cents per package  $1.00
5 pounds salt, at 15 cents per pound 75
38 pounds bacon, at 40 cents per pound  $15.20
2 pounds tea, at $1.25 per pound  $2.50
30 pounds pilot bread, at 30 centa per pound  $9.00
4 pounds baking powder, at $1.50 per pound  $6.00
1 gallon sirup, maple $3.25
20 pounds granulated sugar, at 25 cents per pound $5.00
2 pounds tobacco, at $1.50 per pound  $3.00
40 pounds bacon for 1 dog, at 40 cents per pound  $16.00
Total $133.70
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee by meeting as per minutes hereunto attached, do hereby certify that the above bill of goods was deli ered to Indian Squaw Eva and that the prices of same are correct.
E. E. FERGUSON, M. D.,
ARTHUR M. POPE,
Committee.
PEAVY, ALASKA, May 15, 1899.

Koyukuk Indian famine account in account with Peavy trading post.
Delivered to Squaw Dinah and 1 dog:
100 pounds flour, 2/50s, $16 per 100 pounds $16. 00
10 pounds oatmeal, 25 centa per pound  $2.50
25 pounds evaporated fruit, at 30 cents per pound  $7.50
1 box soap, 10/ls  $2.00
6 cans corn beef, 50 centa each  $3.00
20 pounds beans, 25 cents per pound  $5.00
2 packages matches, 25 cents per package 50
5 pounds table salt, 15 cents per pound 75
21 pounds breakfast bacon, at 40 cents per pound  $8.40
1 pound tea, $1.25 per pound  $1.25
2 pounds baking powder, $1.50 per pound $3.00
20 pounds pilot bread, 30 cents per pound  $6.00
1 gallon maple sirup $1.75
10 pounds sugar, 25 cents per pound $2.50
2 pounds tobacco, $1.50 per pound  $8.00
Total $63.15
We, the undersigned, having been appointed as committee by meeting, as per minutes hereunto attached, do hereby certify that the above bill was delivered to Indian Squaw Dinah and that the prices for same are correct.
E. E. FERGUSON, M. D.,
ARTHUR M. POPE,
Committee.