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Overview: The partnership of Andrew and Joseph Perkins operated a general store in Norwich, Connecticut, and they were involved in shipping and trade in the West Indies. The business exported lumber, nails, oats, and horses, and imported rum, molasses, sugar, coffee, and tobacco. The Andrew and Joseph Perkins business records consist of daybooks and ledgers, dated 1783-1825. There is also one daybook of merchants Carew & Perkins, also of Norwich, dated 1797-1798.