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- The three ledgers in this accession record charges for wool, carding, fulling, and carpet weaving. Includes a memorandum of capital invested by Pursel, as well as accounts for the firm Pursel and Gaver. It appears that Pursel was also in partnership with Caleb Russell prior to 1857. Entries are for individuals from Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties, and a firm in Baltimore
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- Samuel Pursel is listed in the 1850 industrial census of Loudoun County, Virginia, as the operator of a woolen factory employing ten workers and producing 20,000 yards of kersey, carpeting, and woolen cloth per year. The 1806 industrial census shows Pursel in partnerhsip with John C. Gaver in the operation of a wool and cotton factory with five employees producing 7,000 yards per year.
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