Account of William Jones (record of Will's labor)

Dunham account book 47.jpg

Title

Account of William Jones (record of Will's labor)

Creator

Description

Jacob Dunham's account book shows that Dunham hired out his enslaved man named Will to William Jones. Will worked for William Jones between August 4 and 13, 1817. This included work as "tending mason" with Mr. Chapman on August 5, 1817. William Jones owed Jacob Dunham a total of $8.00 for Will's labor.

Date

1817-08

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

Dr [Debtor]       William Jones
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1817

Aug  5  1 days work of Will tending mason yes- }

              terday & all this day with Mr. Chapman }  2  --

         6  ½ day work of Will  - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   . 50

         7  1 days work of Will - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   1  --

         8  1   Do --- Do --- Do - - - - - - - - - - - - -    1  --

         9  1   Do --- Do --- Do - - - - - - - - - - - - -    1  --

       12  ¾ days work of Will yesterday  - - x - - -      75

              ¾ days work this day ) - - - - - - - - - - -     75

      15  1 days work of Will on Wednesday 13th - -  1 --

                                                                        $ 8.00

Page

47

Original format

Bound manuscript volume

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Archival collection

Dunham, Jacob, Ledger, 1816-1847 (MC 71)

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Ledger, 1816-1847

Citation

Dunham, Jacob, “Account of William Jones (record of Will's labor),” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed December 5, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/8.