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1757

Rubin Ellis

Huntstown

Dr

       

Apr

25

To Accott Brott from Ledger B Page 58

   

7

9

9

2

 

To Sundrys 39/2d (28) To Sundrys 11d

   

2

0

1

1

May

31

To 9 yds Tow Cloth 15/

   

0

15

0

0

Nov 8

To sundrys 4/11d

   

0

4

11

0

S     10 9 9 3
1757 Abijah Prince Dr            
Octr 31 To brought from pg. 67     6 1 6 2
" To sundrys 26/11     1 6 11 0
Nov. 5 To Brandy 2/     0 2 0 0
10 To 1 pr pumps 7/     0 7 0
11 To 1 Gallon Brandy 4/     0 4 0
15 To Rhum 6d 23d : To Rhum 9/8       3 2 0
decr3 To Rhum 9/8 to 1C 6d Nailes 7th To Rhum 9/8       6 8 0
1758              
Jany10th To pipes 3d To 29th Rum 2/8 Jan 2) 1/4       4 3 2
March 10th To Rhum 1/2 2/3 To Rhum 4d       1 6 0
April 20th To 9 qt's Rhum 2/10 May 16th To Rhum 6d       3 4 0
May 27th To Rhum 2/10 July th8 To Rhum 9d       3 7 0
July 19th To Rhum 1/5 To harrowing & plowing 3/4 acre 3/8       5 1
20 To Rhum 9d 25th To 3 Cattle to bring wood W Ashleys Pasture       1 9
August 17 To 1 qt Rhum 1/5 1d To Rhum 2/10       4 3
25 To 4 Boys 1 day to pull flax       5 4
Octr 3 To 1 hogshead 8/ decr 13 To 3lb Suit Bad       8 6
decr18 To 3 Busll Apples 1/9 21 to Sundrys 9/10       4 7

1759
Jany9

To Sundrys 1/7 To Cyder 7d       2 2
20 To Cyder 15d Febry 2nd To 3lbSewett 1/2d       1 7 2
Feby10 To Rhum 1/5 (15 To a dram 2d/16 To Cydr 3d       1 10
27 To Rhum 1/6   10 19 1 2
          1 6  

May 16

To Rhum 3/4 31st To Suit 1/7d  

11

0

7

2

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Tradesmen, craftsmen, doctors, and lawyers in the 18th and 19th centuries kept account books to record their 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. He sold cloth, foodstuffs, hardware, and spirits and accepted in exchange cash, labor, livestock, and agricultural products. Each purchase was recorded with the amount and the value attached under the customer's name. On the opposite page was written the method and amount of payment. Some accounts were reconciled monthly, some yearly, and some less often.

 

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

creator   Elijah Williams (1712-1771)
date   1755-1759
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   14.5"
width   9.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Account book
accession #   #L00.085


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

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

"Williams Cupboard and Ceramics"


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