FOCUS QUESTIONS FOR THIS EXCERPT:
1. Who is the customer?
2. What evidence can you find to show that the community was preparing for the Revolutionary War?
3. Which of the goods/services listed do you identify with Bull's blacksmithing? Which do you identify with his gunsmithing trade? Are there any goods/services listed that do not seem to fall into either category? How might you explain these?
4. How much time has passed between when Bull first listed the customer and when the debt settlement was made? What are some possible explanations for this?
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Account #F4F, #009, Account Book of John Partridge Bull
Collections of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association.