Michigan And Wisconsin Territorial Account Book - Shullsburg, 1831~1856
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Michigan And Wisconsin Territorial Account Book - Shullsburg, 1831~1856 :
SHULLSBURG, WISCONSIN TERRITORYPOCKET ACCOUNT BOOK - 1831 ~ 1856
BLACK HAWK WAR ERA S. HAMILTON, SON OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON
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Shullsburg, Michigan and Wisconsin Territory -Pocket Account Book – 1831~1856.
Small account book from Shullsburg, Wisconsin Territory. When this book was begun southwestern Wisconsin was part of the Michigan Territory. Shullsburg was founded circa 1825 by Jesse Shull, an agent for John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company.
Brown leather book with flap closure, 5 ¾ by 4 ¼ inches. Pages have alphabetical index tabs which were never used. Spine loose, covers have some stains and show wear.
The book contains a number of references to customers, supplies and purchases with some long computations.
Some examples of the entries include - William S. Hamilton purchased a door, sash and axe. William Hamilton was the son of Alexander Hamilton, the U.S. Secretary of Treasury. William staked a mining claim in 1828 called "Hamilton Diggings" (later renamed Wiota) and led a local regiment including Native Americans during the Black Hawk War of 1832.
The entry for Sept. 25, 1831 notes that W.W. McBrid purchased whisky & candles, he also gave a promissory note. On Sept. 1831 Company Cash; Isaac Hamilton bought 3 pints, 1 glass. Isaac Hamilton was an early lead miner. Also listed is R.B. Powell's purchase of a ½ gallon (whiskey).
The references end, then start again when the book is turned upside down – some example entries – “Wood, 1847 1 day work; Jan 1848, August 29th, 1849. August 25th working on the railroad; 10 ½ days threshing; 1853 Tobacco.
References to H.(Hugh) R. Colter an Irish immigrant, school teacher and Wisconsin state legislator who purchasing pork and candles. Also, notations to purchases by John Shull.
Many other names noted including Michael Reed (3/25/1811- 3/7/1860) and his wife, Elizabeth Reed.
Pages in fine condition. Ink notations are quiet legible while the pencil entries are light.
A fine example of a very rare Wisconsin frontier commercial account book.Terms: PayPal paymentwithin three days. Order will be sent via insured Priority Mail. Virginia residents will be charged 6% sales tax.