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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.719.03
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1812 
Title David Coffin to Robert Boyd concerning the price of lead and black powder
Date 26 October 1812
Author Coffin, David (1788-1815)  
Recipient Boyd, Robert  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description During the War of 1812, reports difficulties selling lead and black powder because the market in Boston is glutted and prices are low. Suggests selling at auction. Boyd was a merchant in Portland, Maine.
Subjects War of 1812  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Finance  Ammunition  
People Coffin, David (1788-1815)  Boyd, Robert (1758-1827)  
Place written Newburyport, Massachusetts
Theme Merchants & Commerce; War of 1812; Industry
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859