Washington Mining Company account book, 1845- 1846.
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”.
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