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Novr ye 4th 1783 85

John Hinsdale- - - - Dr dld Self
To 1 Qt W India Rum - - 1/10
To 1 Qt Do – Do 1/10 olld Miles

18 Theore Barnard Cr
By 29 bushl of Wheat @ 4/
2 Lt Seth Catlin Dr
to pd D Hoit junr for 1 Galn Gene??
Dr Jem Newton pr Ellpham order on
the 12th of July 9/
Qr if Entd in sd Book at G__d
  John Williams Dr
to pd D Hoit junr for Sundrie, 55/3
Cr by Cash 6/
M Checkd with D Hoit junr & find due
to him -----------£3..17..9--
M Deacn John Barnard Cr
by Chargd Eliza Rider 6/
  Walter Avery Cr
by pt Charged Chandler Burgoyne 3/11
6 John Hinsdell Dr
to 1 1/2 pt Rum Dr 1/5
19 Mrs A. Selliman Dr dld Self
to 1 lb Ginsing 2/0
5 Mem Paid Capt Wells Dickenson
the suml of £12.0..0
  Josiah Drake Cr dld Mr Blackman
By Ginsing 1/2 1/2 pd  Blackman
  Doctr Elihu C Ashley Dr
to 14 lb Sugar 10/
to 2 qts W. India Rum 3/4 }13/4
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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: These pages from John Williams' day book show the types of goods people in Deerfield, Massachusetts were purchasing in the fall of 1783. Day books were kept by merchants so that they knew what, and to whom, was sold on a daily basis. Purchases by individuals were then transferred into the account book, which contained a running tally of the debits and credits for each person. During the American Revolution, goods had been very scarce because of the lack of imports. With the end of the war, goods were once again imported from England, and many items were again available. By 1783, people needed to replenish items after "making do" for many years.


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Pages from John Williams Day book

author   John Williams, Esq. (1751-1816)
date   1783
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   14.5"
width   6.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Account book
accession #   #L07.037

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