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Collection Reference Number GLC01811
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1822 
Title Charles Carroll to William Gibbons regarding the sale of 1455 barrels of flour to a nearby factory
Date 11 May 1822
Author Carroll, Charles (1737-1832)  
Recipient Gibbons, William  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Written by Carroll in retirement to Gibbons as Carroll's property agent. Carroll was formerly a Continental Congressman, Maryland State Senator, U.S. Senator, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. References the sale of 1455 barrels of flour to a nearby factory. Hopes Mr. Dean, perhaps a friend or servant, has recovered from a fall from his horse. Is sending by Ben crates with two gross empty bottles and a supply of wool. Declares wool is scarce and high priced now. Says he should keep a flock of at least 1000 sheep spread about amongst his properties. Adds the wool of these 1000 fattened sheep could bring in 2.5 per head, for a total of 2500 (apparently pounds of wool). Comments that is "a quantity sufficient, I suppose, for cloathing my negroes, and save the expense of buying wool, which I believe if the flock of sheep be not raised & kept up yearly to the number just mentioned, will amount to at least $600 p[er] year; that saving had better be applied to buying sheep occasionally than buying wool constantly." References other letters he received. Gives directions on the delivering of the tobacco crop to market. Wants to know of the sales of the tobacco of Nicholas Harding and the Gaithers so he can ascertain how best to secure payments due to him from them. Document has mat burn around the edges where it was previously framed.
Subjects African American History  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Finance  Injury or Wound  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Slavery  Tobacco and Smoking  
People Carroll, Charles (1737-1832)  Gibbons, William (fl. 1822-1824)  
Place written Baltimore, Maryland
Theme African Americans; Merchants & Commerce; Banking & Economics; Agriculture; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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