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James Aiken Tobacco Bill of Sale

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2345

In a bill of sale dated April 16, 1791, John Shaw, on behalf of Stuart J. Barn, notes the sale of 4986 pounds of tobacco for the account of James Aiken on April 29, 1790. In addition to the amount earned for the sale, the bill also lists other charges, such as freight, storage, and weighing.

Dates

  • 1791 April 16

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In a bill of sale dated April 16, 1791, John Shaw, on behalf of Stuart J. Barn, notes the sale of tobacco for the account of James Aiken on April 29, 1790. In addition to the amount earned for the sale, the bill also lists other charges, such as freight, storage, and weighing.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Aiken was from Washington County, Tenn. (then part of North Carolina). In 1795, he served as a trustee for Washington College, one of the first colleges in the region.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The Special Collections Library purchased this collection.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480