Skip to content

Home > School and Youth Programs > Search School and Youth Programs > Massachusetts > Sample Primary Sources > Sample Primary Source for Colonial Trades: Making Community Work

Sample Primary Source for Colonial Trades: Making Community Work

Pierce House Museum, Dorchester, Mass.



In these pages from his account book, Colonel Samuel Pierce of Dorchester keeps track of the goods and services he traded with his brother, Edward Pierce between the years 1774-1776. (Historic New England Library & Archives)

Sample Primary Source for Colonial Trades: Making Community Work