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1787

George Winslow125 Dr

£

S

d

         
 

To Schooling by our grand

     
 

Daughter

     
         

Octor 1

to 2 Yards of Broad Cloth for

     
 

Your Son James @ 10/6;

1

1

0

 

to 1 Stick of Mohair

    4
         

1788

       

Decr

to 3 yards of Coatting @ 12/0d

1

16

0

 

for James

     
 

to 3 Yards of for Ditto @ 3/0d

0

9

0

25

to 2s in Cash;

0

2

0

1789

to 4lb of oakum d 3d

0

1

0

Novm;

to 1 pisterean in Cash;

0

1

2 1/2

         

1790

       

April

to a Quarter of a dollar in Cash

0

1

6

 

To 1 Crown in Cash

0

6

8

         

1791

       

April 13

To 1 broad ax to James

0

9

0

June

to a Watch @ 8 1/0d by
Agreement ----

4 1 0
         

1787

James Winslow Dr

S

d
 

To 2 Yds. of broadcloth @ 10/6

1

1

 

Octr

to 1 Stick of mohair

   

4

1788;

to 3 yards of Coating @ 12/

1

16

 

Decr

to 3 yds of @ 3/

 

9

 
 

to 2/ in Cash

 

2

 

1790

to1/2 ditto

 

1

2

 

to 1/6 ditto & 1 Crown

 

8

2

1791;

to 1broad ax

 

9

 

June

to 1 Watch;

4

1

_

   

8

7

8

May 10th 1792 We the Sub-
scribers have reckoned and
fitted all accounts & balanced
Each witness our hands
James Winslow 2d
Zeb White

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: Gold, silver, and other "hard" money was in short supply in the 1700s and early 1800s. This scarcity forced Americans to rely upon an elaborate system of debt and credit. Instead of purchasing or paying for goods in cash, people kept a running record of the people with whom they did business. Many people purchased blank ledger books to record these transactions. The entries they made in these "account books" helped people to keep track of what they purchased, how much money it cost and to whom it was due. The account book owner also recorded the goods and services their various trading partners owed to them. Keeping accurate accounts required legible penmanship, vigilance, and good math skills. Surviving account books provide valuable information about the economic activity of the person who owned it and the people with whom they traded. This page from Zebulon White's and James Strathern's account book details his account with James Winslow. Both White and Winslow were from Deerfield, Massachusetts. The men signed their names to signify their agreement when they settled the account in 1792.

 

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Account book of Zebulon White & James Strathern

creator   Zebulon White
date   1781-1791
location   Taunton, Massachusetts
height   14.75"
width   5.75"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Account book
accession #   #L00.033


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