The Resource 1791-1794
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- Consumer goods -- Virginia | Prince William County
- Smith, Huie, and Alexander (Prince William County, Va.)
- Barter. -- Virginia | Prince William County
- Daybooks -- Virginia | Prince William County
- Prince William County (Va.). -- 18th century
- Local government records -- Virginia | Prince William County
- General stores. -- Virginia | Prince William County
- Prince William County (Va.) -- Commerce
- Business records -- Virginia | Prince William County
- Dry-goods -- Virginia | Prince William County
- Smith, Huie, and Alexander Daybook covers a period from 1 September 1791 to 4 February 1794. The company operated mercantile businesses in Dumfries and Georgetown. This daybook records transactions of the Dumfries store. Except for some substantial transfers of tobacco, noted with their hogshead marks, entries are of a general nature, noting types of goods purchased (predominantly dry goods) and their cost. Forms of payment include barter, cash, and credit. Includes a subscription to the Virginia Gazette, and lists an account for the George Town Store
- Biographical or historical data
- The Smith, Huie, and Alexander Company operated out of Dumfries, the oldest town in Prince William County, and a regional center for the shipment, storage, and inspection of tobacco.
- Prince William County was named for William Augustus, duke of Cumberland and third son of George II. It was formed from Stafford and King George counties in 1730.
- Many pre-Civil War records were lost, destroyed, or stolen by Union troops in 1863 during the Civil War. Sixteen deed books and five will books are missing.
- Cataloging source
- Citation source
- Available for purchase: Edwards, Conley L., III et al., comps. A Guide To Business Records In The Virginia State Library And Archives. Richmond : Virginia State Library and Archives, 1994
- Form designation
- Smith, Huie, and Alexander Daybook
- Location of other archival material
- Prince William County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Prince William County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
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