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Account books

Description

Sub-subseries 1. Account books, 1767-1811. Colonel Samuel Pierce's folio account book, with entries spanning the years 1767-1811, provides substantial information on Pierce's economic activities for most of his adult life. Records relate to purchases, sales, and bartering transactions for both labor and commodities. The transactions demonstrate an intricate web of interdependence within the family and community and they give detail on Samuel Pierce's wide range of domestic and farm activities, including crops, livestock, dairy production, beekeeping, orchards and cider making, as well as the fishing, carpentry, masonry, and carting work. Pierce's account book provides additional information on civic duties he performed during the Revolutionary War; an account with the Town of Dorchester documents the provisions he purchased or supplied to women whose husbands were away serving in the Continental Army.

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Details

Collection Name
Pierce family papers
Collection Code
MS023
Dates
1767-1811
Physical Description
1 account book
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Sub-sub-series
GUSN
298987
Reference Code
MS023.006.003.001

Record details

Originator
Pierce, Samuel, 1739-1815
Material Type
account books

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