Samuel Chapman papers

About the Digital Collection

Ledger B (352 p.) records accounts of 1800-1817, mostly 1800-1815, itemizing Chapman's extensive personal and business transactions. They involve agriculture, property, buildings, labor, hiring, and sale of enslaved people, goods and services, bills of exchange, artisans, the militia, horse breeding, estate settlements, legal business, plantations, tobacco, tobacco warehouses, a midwife, free blacks, family genealogy, business at various towns in the county and elsewhere, and women as planters, property owners, and renters. Two financial documents, dating 1815 and 1822, include an additional list of slaves.

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