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ITEM — Multiple Containers Identifier: Mss:766 1754-1898

Sales of rum, also sugar, wood, molasses, chocolate, etc.; Payments in days' work, etc., 1771-1778 Digital

Scope and Contents

Daybook of sales and distribution of rum and cider from John Heard's distillery, trade of cotton, molasses, clovewater, sugar, boards, snakeroot, rice, and other commodities, and expenses of outiftting privateers, such as the brig Nabby, schooner Martha, ship Black Prince, and sloops Polly and Success, dated 1771-1778. Names in the volume include Isaac Averil, Moses Pinder, Nathaniel Lord, Francis Cogswell, Joseph Dennie, William Wise, and Anna Dodge. Entries in October 1778 contain a charge to the brig Nabby for one day of work by Comeno (sometimes Quomeno) Morris, and a share of a prize received from the Black Prince that included Congo tea, wine, paper, and hardware. The end of the volume contains a receipt to Heard from Samuel Newman in 1779 for one-eighth share of the prizes taken by the privateer General Stark.


  • 1734-1888

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400 linear feet (800 volumes, 272 boxes, 102 cartons)

Physical Location


Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

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