Monday, August 1

from the Daybook

 
Daily ledger, Matthew Sax's store 1820, a quick note to someone about Solomon Rosevelt's corn
someone getting ready to sew the  family's clothing
a gill of rum was about 4 oz worth
We still have the daybooks from the Store, a fascinating read for history buffs. Just reading through the sales for any given day paints a picture of early 19th century America in Clinton County, NY at the Landing and its trade area. 
click on photographs for ease of reading

2 comments:

Murr Brewster said...

Oh I could eat this up. I've been researching the era for just such things, to put in my novel. I just buttoned it up, though, so if I've got it wrong, I'm sure someone will point it out.

Tom Mac said...

I really appreciate your adding this. I am a descendant of Solomon Rosevelt.