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Josiah Chute account book

Collection Identifier: Mss:770 1782-1795 C564
Scope and Contents: Account book maintained by Josiah Chute (1759-1834), a day laborer and civil servant in Windham, Maine, from 1781 to 1795. Inscribed on the first page of the volume is a note that the book was given to him by Lieutenant Silas Chadbourn (1752-1823) at West Point, New York, on December 2, 1779. Both men served in the 11th Massachusetts Regiment during the American Revolutionary War. The entries record credits and debits for services he provided, often assisted by his oxen, including hauling...