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1751 Lieut Samuel Childs Dr

Aug 30

to 2lb of Shot 0 - 6 - 0

       

1752

         

May 5

to a paper of Inkpowder 0 - 7 - 3

       

Sept 19

to 1/2 quire of paper 0 - 4 - 3 -

 

2

4

1753

         

Octr 29

to a Blanket

 

10

1755

         

July 21

to pd Marcy Hawks

 

13

10

2

Decr 22

to Sundries

 

1

10

   

1

8

0

2

1756 Abijah Prince Dr

Sept 9

to a hogs head

 

5

4

27

to 13 Indigo

 

1

30

to a Dram/ 1d 1/2 (Octr 6.) to 1 1/4 yd Toe Cloath

 

2

Octr 21

to 2qts of Rhum

 

2

8

 

23

to a Cake of Soap

   

10

29

to 1 qt of Rum

 

1

4

 

Novr 1

to peck of Salt

 

1

6

 

1

To Sundreys from Old Sold Book pg 88

 

17

5

 

16

To a Testiment

 

2

1

1757

         

Jany 4

to 6 & 3/4 lb Cheese

 

3

4

2

 

to 1lb of Rice/4d

   

4

 

 

1

17

10

2

31

To Sundries

 

4

   

Febry 21

To 1lbof Rice/4d

 

4

March 10

To 1 jill of Rhum

 

3

2

May 9

To 1/2lb powder 1/4 / 1lb Shot 8 Carried to Opposd Dr

 

2

0

0


1753 John Blackmer Dr

Octr 20

to Sundries

 

+9

0

 
 

to 1 Day viewing mills place

 

4

+8

 

29

to Mr Ashleys Sermon

   

+8

 

Novr 6

to Sundrys

 

6

1

 

7

to Sundrys

 

2

5

1

12

to 3 needles

   

1

 

1754

         

Jany 3

to Sundries

 

+7

+5

 

Febry 25

to Sundries

 

1

2

2

1757

         

Mar 16

to a dram 1 1/2 (Apr 16) To a qt Rum 1/4

0

1

5

2

Jun 8

To an Order given Cheliab Smith 23/4

1

3

4

0

14

To 2 qt Rhum 2/8 July 20) 3 qt brandy 3/

0

5

8

0

July 30

To 1 Gun 48/

2

+ 8

0

0

Aug 25

To Tax 1/3

0

1

3

0

Sept 13

To Rhum 3/2

0

3

2

0

16

To 2 qts Brandy 2/

0

2

0

0

Oct 3

To Cuttoe 1/

0

1

0

0

Nov 2d

To sundrys 2/6

0

2

6

0

28

To 1 qt Rhum 1/4

 

1

4

0

 

To Casrieet Compny Acct

6

1

2

2

   

1

2

2

6

Cr

By your Wages

8

3

9

0

1750

         

Jany 30

Ballancid in Full

       
 

C 186

 

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Tradesmen, craftsmen, doctors, and lawyers in the 18th and 19th centuries kept account books to record transactions with their customers. Between the 1740s and the time he died in 1771, Elijah Williams of Deerfield, Massachusetts, did business with most of the residents of that town and beyond. He sold cloth, foodstuffs, hardware, and spirits and accepted in exchange ("contra") cash, labor, livestock, and agricultural products. Under each customer's name was recorded what was purchased and its value. On the opposite page was written the method and amount of payment. Some accounts were reconciled monthly, some yearly, and some less often. Abijah Prince, whose account appears on the pages shown here, was a free African American who lived for a time in Deerfield. This sort of documentary evidence not only alerts us to the presence of African Americans in New England during the 18th century, but also provides some information about their contributions and experiences.

 

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Account Book of Elijah Williams, Ledger B, Vol. 3

creator   Elijah Williams (1712-1771)
date   1751-1757
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   15.5"
width   6.25"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Account book
accession #   #L00.084


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Account Book of Elijah Williams, Ledger C, Vol. 4

Pages from Elijah Williams (Old Soldier's) account book, Vol. 2

"Williams Cupboard and Ceramics"


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