Pleasants' account book kept in Henrico County, Va. covers the years, 1771-1778, and concerns the export and shipping of tobacco and other crops. It includes the religious diary, 1821-1824, of Mary W. (Pleasants) Mosby. 157 p. : bound volume ; 25 cm.
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Robert Pleasants was born at "Curles," Henrico County, Virginia and lived his entire life there. He was an active member of the Society of Friends. His brother Samuel Pleasants (1737-1807) was a successful merchant in Philadelphia. Sometime after 1771, he entered into a mercantile company (Robert Pleasants & Co.) which did business as a consignment tobacco exporter. He organized an abolition society in 1790. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
See also Robert Pleasants Letterbook (Mss. MsV Cp9) and Robert Pleasants Ledger (Mss. MsV Ame101), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Correspondence, 1746-1797, of Robert Pleasants is at the Haverford College Library, Haverford, Pa.