Creator: Motte, Blaise.
Collection number: 5310-z
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Abstract: Blaise Motte was born in France and emigrated to America around 1828. He kept a general store in Washington, Saint Landry Parish, La., from the late 1840s until the mid 1870s. A number of his customers were African Americans. The collection contains a general store ledger, 1869-1875, kept by Motte; a loose ledger sheet; and miscellaneous enclosures from the early 20th century. The ledger is organized by customer names and includes dates, items and amounts purchased, and prices. Entries are in English and French.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: A number of customers from Mott’s store were African American. The ledger contains names of customers as well as items purchased.
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