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William Barker ledger

Collection Identifier: Mss:770 1776-1786 B255
Scope and Contents: Ledger maintained by general store owner William Barker, of Pittston, Maine, recording sales of products including cloth, earthenware, groceries, and liquor, from 1765 to 1786. He was paid in cash and bank bills, and accepted promissory notes. William Barker also lent money to his customers, for which he would accept payment-in-kind; for example, Mrs. Stapleton repaid her loan partially in cash, and by providing washing. Other customers included an Native American man named Philip, who...