Book #79606
Item #79606 Hartford Attorney's Account Book, 1801-1837. Manuscript, Connecticut.
Hartford Attorney's Account Book, 1801-1837.
Hartford Attorney's Account Book, 1801-1837.
Hartford Attorney's Account Book, 1801-1837.
Hartford Attorney's Account Book, 1801-1837.
Hartford Attorney's Account Book, 1801-1837.
Hartford Attorney's Account Book, 1801-1837.
Hartford Attorney's Account Book, 1801-1837.

Hartford Attorney's Account Book, 1801-1837.

Account Book of a Connecticut Attorney with Many Eminent and Wealthy Clients [Manuscript]. [Connecticut]. [Account Book]. [Hartford, CT, 1801-1837]. 25-60; [2], [191], [32 blank], [2], [1 blank] pp. Lacking pp. 1-24. Account book entries numbered 1-100. Octavo (7-3/4" x 6-1/2"). Main text in single neat hand (two different neat hands on pp. 25-60). Disbound, leaves separating or separated, moderate toning, light edgewear to a few leaves with minor loss to a few words of text. Item housed in custom cardboard archival box. $2,500. * Compiled by a Hartford attorney, this manuscript contains records associated with many early wealthy citizens of Connecticut, New York, and Philadelphia, chiefly shipping merchants. The first thirty-five pages, most under the heading of "Process Continued," consist of forms for pleading (writs, judgments, attachments, etc.). Given the lacking pages in this portion and the different topic, they may have originally come from a different manuscript stored in the same office and become associated with the account book later. The first account entry is dated 1801. Many entries relate to John Murray & Son, a large commercial firm (likely not the famous publishing company of the same name). Entries include custom house bonds charged to the firm for the shipment of dry goods on several sloops and brigs. Others show that the firm held vast sums of money in the Bank of New York--over $21,000. Another entry is headed "William Hart's property as assessed in October 1798." This list includes the Shaw farm, the Willard farm, Buckingham House, and a house in Hartford. The Hart family of Connecticut were wealthy merchants; entries also appear for Richard W. Hart, a Saybrook merchant and eventual founder of the town of Hartsgrove, Ohio. Many of the entries are interconnected, showing the tightly woven business networks of the compiler's wealthy clients. A lawsuit for Nathaniel Bayly is included which also involves John Murray & Sons. Another entry for Bayly "lately of Jamaica deceased" appears in June of 1801, and refers to business with William Hart. Others deal with the compiler's personal transactions. In 1804, there is an entry which says "Henry Wyles, Hartford. To rent my store at "Sinking Fund" from Novem 1803 to 1 Nove 1804. $120." The attorney also rented "my barn and lot" to Frances Stitt of Hartfo.

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