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Washington Mining Company account book, 1845- 1846.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Washington Mining Company account book, 1845- 1846.
Collection number: 2161-z
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Abstract: The Washington Mining Company ran the Washington Mine, which was probably the precursor of the Silver Hill Mine in Davidson County, N.C. The collection is a daybook, 1845-1846, 225 pages, of a general merchandise business at the Washington Mine, run by the Washington Mining Company in Davidson County, N.C. The book contains accounts for small purchases of general merchandise by individuals. A few entries are accounts of labor performed; some relate to slaves and are labeled “Negroes expenses.” None deal with mining operations.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: A few entries that relate to enslaved individuals are labeled  “Negro Expenses.” On page 2 of the journal, under an entry dated 1845 December 4, there is the notation of the allocation of “1 pair course shoes for nigger Bob”.

This collection has been digitized and is available online. Click here to link to the finding aid for this collection and to access the digitized content.

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