Creator: Moore, Stephen, 1734-1799.
Collection number: 2205
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Abstract: The collection includes accounts and business papers of Stephen Moore of New York, who moved to North Carolina during the Revolution, and of his son, PHillips (b. 1771), and grandsons Stephen and William, merchants in Hillsborough, N.C. Included are occasional letters from Stephen (1734-1799) to his father, Phillips, a New York City merchant, documenting their business affairs. Volumes include one shipping account book, New York City, 1767-1770; eighteen account books, 1781-1827, for farming operations, sales, and miscellany, at Mount Tirzah plantation in Person County, N.C.; thirteen account books, 1831-1867, of a general merchant at Hillsborough; and letters from William Moore to his father.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: A letter from 1829 discusses how to sell a runaway slave who recently had been captured (Folder 1). Series 2: Financial and Legal Documents contains slave lists and an 1809 permit for a slave to sell cotton. Volume 16 in Folder 21A contains records of personal and farm finances, including records of the hiring of slaves.