The accounts of Epaphras Bull Chase's general store in Lyndon, Vermont, include credits to various women for making shirts, renting land, and for domestic labor.
The volume also includes accounts for Lyndon Academy, a school run by Chase's son and daughter, Henry and Ada Chase, between 1861 and 1862. Henry Chase was a student at Yale College and then attended Harvard Law School. In 1857 he traveled west to open a law practice in Sycamore, Illinois. After returning to his home state of Vermont, he ran the Lyndon Academy with his sister, Ada, from 1861 to 1862. The account book records the expenses of the school and tuition collected from students. The academy accepted boys and girls. Most students paid cash, but some paid for their education by performing work such as sewing, cleaning, and assistant teaching.