Adams & Wistar account book
1783-1800 (bulk 1787-1792)
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The Adams & Wistar account book consists of 127 pages of financial accounts of receipts and detailed invoices for 1783-1800, and one additional loose document dated January 17, 1793. The merchandise most often mentioned in the account book was cotton and fabrics, though the firm handled goods of many kinds. The loose item is a copy of a legal document in which Adams ceded his interests in the venture and transferred the assets and debts of the firm to Wistar. This document also includes a record of outstanding balances as of November 30, 1792.