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Estimate of the costs of the North Carolina Governor's Mansion
Hawks, John, 1731-1790
1767
Volume 07, Pages 542-543

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[From MS. Records in Office of the Secretary of State.]

A Rough Calculation of the Expence of a Mansion House executing at Newbern for the Governor of North Carolina for the time being
Turning in the Lotts
£55
Digging the Foundation
15
Bricks and Lime
1250
Bricklayers Work
600
Boards and Scantling, including Mahogany for ye Staircase
600
Carpenters and Joiners Labour, including Nails and Brads
1900
Plastering, including Lime, Lath, Nails, Labr, and Stucco Work
900
Sashes, Glass, Skylights, Lead and Plumbers Labour to Gutter &c, and Six Stacks of Lead pipes
1100
Chimney pieces, and Stone Steps to two Fronts
600
Painting inside and outside, Including Oil and Colours
550
Locks, Hinges, Fastenings, Screws, and Smiths Work about the Roof &c
650
Labourers time attending Workmen and levelling Grounds
200
Shingles
45
Paving the Cellars, and Area, Area Wall and pallisadoes Do
200
Digging and laying drains from the House, and Making Resovoir Labour and Materials
400
To the Superintendant for four years overseeing and directing the Works of the House, Officers &c
1200
10265
Twelve Lotts of Land for the Building purchase not yet Completed estimated at
400
£10665
JOHN HAWKS.

Expence of the two Wings or Offices of the said House, Including Collonade, dwarf Wall, and Pallisadoes to form the Court
Digging the Foundations
£20
Brick and Lime
900
Scantling and Boards
500
Carpenters and Joiners Labour, including Nails and Brads
780
Bricklayers Work
400
Locks, fastenings, and Smiths Work
190
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Glass and painting including the painting of the Shingles on the Roof
£250
Shingles
55
Two Wells with Pumps Compleat
40
£3135
Circular Collonade, with Wall, Columns, paving, Cornice, and Roof &c
750
Dwarf Wall, Pallisadoes, piers, Gates &c, to form a Court Yard
160
£4045
JOHN HAWKS