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Elliott, James (fl. 1744-1773) Account of Abisha Washburn with Robert Livingston, Jr.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03104 Author/Creator: Elliott, James (fl. 1744-1773) Place Written: Ancram, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1768/03/23 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: The account began in January 1767. Washburn purchased wheat and corn from Robert, Jr. and in turn performed labor on the Manor.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Finance, Merchants and Trade, Commerce, Wheat, Diet and nutrition, Labor

Sub Era: Road to Revolution