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Alexander Smith Account and Letter Book, 1792-1797

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Author:
Smith, Alexander fl. 1790s
Donor:
Dodd, Jean M (Mrs.)
Collector:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Subject:
Washington, George 1732-1799
Physical description:
1 volume, 12-1/2" h. x 7" w. x 1-3/4"
1 folder
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Letter books
Account books
Place:
Alexandria (Va.)
Date:
1792
1792-1797
1780-1800
1790s
18th century
Summary:
In 1792-1797, Alexander Smith, a merchant living in Alexandria, Va., kept a record of dry goods purchased and sold. Most of the 1797 correspondence is copies of his letters to other merchants. Of particular interest is a letter dated 9 November 1796, from Smith to George Washington concerning Smith's loan repayment. Washington's response of 14 November 1796 can be found in "The Writings of George Washington, 1745-1799" by John C. Fitzpatrick.
Approx. 1/3 of the ledger consists of general accounts, 1/3 of accounts at "Difficult Mill," and the remaining third copies of letters from Alexander Smith.
Cite as:
Alexander Smith Account and Letter Book, 1792-1797, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Commerce
Local number:
250,456 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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