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Daniel Douglas Collection
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Mss 77 1795-1813 D733
Volume 1

The Daniel Douglas Collection consists of the account book of a general store owner in Freetown, Massachusetts, kept between 1795 and 1813. The journal documents Daniel Douglas' exchanges with men and women in the town. Martha Gilbert, "a black woman," and Black Nance were credited for washing, cleaning, combing wool, and domestic labor. The book also records aid given by the town to poor women.

Hannah Fish was credited for teaching Douglas' daughter, Polly, "the art of making wearing apparel." Polly lived with Fish for six months and Douglas paid her ten dollars for the instruction.

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