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Excerpt 2 - "Reconed & Ballanced" Account #1B6

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1.Who are the customers?

2.Do you see any goods listed that might relate to preparations for the Revolutionary War?
What are they? How might they tie into the war?

3.How might you characterize these customers' purchases? Do you think that they are being used for home, for work, or both? Why?

4.What are the three most expensive goods listed on the page? Why do you think that they might have been so expensive? How could you find out?

5.Are there any goods listed which are new to you? What are they? How do you think that they might be used in daily life in Deerfield? How could you find out?

6.Did these customers pay their debts in full to John Partridge Bull? How do you know?

note: 1.2MB PDF file
Account #1B6, Account Book of John Partridge Bull
Collections of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association.


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