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Reading Excerpts

Excerpts from the Account Book of John Partridge Bull

excerpt 1
"To mend a Gun"


excerpt 2
"Reconed & Ballanced"


excerpt 3
"One lode of cole"


excerpt 4
"Justin Bull"


excerpt 5
"One Old Gun Barril"


excerpt 6
"Half a Days Work"


excerpt 7
"Gun & Lock Smith"



Now that you have a sense of how to read the account book as a primary document, test your skills...

Each of the seven account book excerpts listed to the leftcontains information that will help you understand John Partridge Bull's role in Deerfield society: the types and nature of his interactions with other community members; the range of his skills and the community's dependency on those skills; and any trends in his trade over time.

This portion of the activity can be approached in several ways: by assigning class teams to delve into different excerpts, by going through the excerpts as a class, or by working individually to explore all of the excerpts in preparation for discussion as a class.



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