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Morton, Bouldin, and Gaines Memorandum book

Morton, Bouldin, and Gaines Memorandum book, 1852-1854, 1865
Morton, Bouldin, and Gaines Memorandum book
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1852-1854, 1865
Morton, Bouldin, and Gaines Memorandum book, 1852-1854, 1865, records merchandise purchased by Winslow Robinson from Morton, Bouldin, and Gaines on an almost daily basis from 1852-1854. Merchandise purchased included clothing, dry-goods, coffee, whiskey, nails, and shoes. It also records individual accounts in 1865 of perhaps Morton, Bouldin, and Gaines. Each account included customer's name, merchandise purchased, and cost of merchandise. Merchandise sold include eggs, potatoes, butter, peas, apples, and onions
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  • Morton, Bouldin, and Gaines was a general store that conducted business during the mid-nineteenth century in Charlotte County. William Old Bouldin and David H. Morton were two of the partners. Bouldin also served a term as sheriff of Charlotte County.
  • David Holmes Morton was a prominent merchant in Charlotte County, Virginia. He either owned or was a partner in several mercantile businesses.
  • Winslow Robinson served as clerk of Charlotte County from 1817 to 1869. He was born in October 1799, in Charlotte County, the son John and Obedience Robinson. In February, 1814, Winslow Robinson worked as deputy clerk under the clerk of Charlotte County, Thomas Read. After Read's death in 1817, the citizens of Charlotte County wanted Robinsion to succeed Read as county clerk; however, Robinson did not meet the age qualification for the position. The county court resolved this problem by appointing Robinson's father clerk with the understanding that the son would perform all the duties of the office. Within a year Robinson's father died, and a family friend, William L. Morton, agreed to become county clerk under the same agreement. After Robinson met the age qualification in 1819, Morton resigned and Robinson officially became county clerk. He held the office until he was forced to resign in 1863 after an attack of paralysis. Robinson died in October 1863.
  • The ledger was used as evidence in the chancery case, Davis and Wood versus D. H. Morton and others, heard in the Circuit Court of Charlotte County.
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For additional information see the Charlotte County Chancery Cause, Davis and Wood versus D. H. Morton and others. It can be found in the Chancery Records Index at the Library of Virginia web site. The index number is 1890-010.
Morton, Bouldin, and Gaines Memorandum book
This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Charlotte County
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Charlotte County Circuit Court
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v. (106 p.)

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