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Papers, 1821-1822

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 92, Folder: 1

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15 May 1821. Brownell & Taylor, Providence, [R.I.], to E. Augustus Russell, Merchant, Petersburg, Va. Sloop, Yankee, arrived on the 11th after a 56 hr. journey from Norfolk, [Va.]; the Captain and mate have gone home, but will be ready to set sail on Saturday or Sunday; will send molasses, sperm candles, and what he can get of brandy, cider brandy, and potatoes; there is no flour being sold because of news of peace in Europe, but before news of peace, sales were being made at 5 doll[ar]s; prices for items being sent, including rum and gin. 1 p. ALS.

25 July 182[1]. Receipted account of E.A. Russell, Petersburg, [Va.], for a pair of card tables, a safe, china, and one negro woman, Lilly. Signed by Timothy Twitchell, seller. 1 p. ADS.

8 July 1822. Davenport & Allen, Richmond, [Va.], to E.A. Russell, Petersburg, Va. Mary Ann left last night with coal and flour for Brownell & Taylor [of Providence, R.I.]. 1 p. ALS.

1 Oct[obe]r 1822. Brownell & Taylor, Providence, [R.I.], to E. Augustus Russell, Petersburg, Virginia. Financial matters, including the statement that the banks have stopped discounting for the present; is waiting for the Mary Ann "to arrive with sweet potatoes any day; as soon as she arrives, will send her out with "Yankee notions"; gives old and new flour prices. 1 p. ALS.

10 October 1822. Rob[ert] Abbott, J[unior] & Co., Richmond, [Va.], to Edward A. Russell, Petersburg, Virginia. Financial matters, including Towers & Webb's Bill of Exchange not being accepted, and the fact that it is difficult to negotiate bills in Providence, [R.I.]; gives declining prices for flour, wheat, corn, and whiskey. 2 pp. ALS.

Dates

  • 1821-1822

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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