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Circa 1824 - 1830 Manuscript Georgetown Ledger, Travel-log, Draft Legal Agreements for Tavern Properties, Banking & Investment, Personal & Family Correspondence
Not Published, Maryland, 1824. (36) pages with entries + 7 blank pages, kept by Robert and William McCleery of Georgetown,Washington and Frederick, MD. An interesting manuscript miscellany, geographically central to early Georgetown and Maryland. Partly a business ledger; a travel-log; a record of draft legal document & agreements, especially concerning the leasing of tavern properties in Georgetown and other properties; banking and investment; personal & family information, including: A cash accounting ledger, acting as a diary of business activities: travel expenses, wages, rental, mortgage, collection fees, money-lending, real estate and auction transactions of various kinds; purchases at auction, including books and other materials, which are identified and priced. Also listed are charitable contributions to several named institutions and individuals, including Samuel Wait at College Hill DC (eventual founder of Wake Institute, which later became Wake Forest Univ.) and monetary contribution to the "Greeks" and to the "Jews Society," and others. It also appears that Mr. McCleery leases out his owned labor, "Negro Bob" to others, for a fee. Auction purchases include several parcels of land, household goods, clothing, shoes and on several occasions, books. The auctions are dated, named and items listed, including the titles and prices of books purchased. McCleery leases out at least one tavern property in Georgetown for periods of one to three years; here are several draft agreements which detail the legal arrangements with the lessors. This business was situated on H St. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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