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Manuscript Group 917, Guisbert Sutphen (1720 - 1796), Farmer Account book, 1759-1787, 0.2 linear feet / 1 volume
Call Number: MG 917
Kept by a resident of Bedminster Township, Somerset County, containing information on the sale of rum and molasses.
Guisbert Sutphen (1720-1796) was a farmer who became a prominent landowner and justice of the peace in Bedminster Township, Somerset County, New Jersey.
The source of this collection is unknown.
This collection consists of Guisbert Sutphen’s account book dating from 1759-1787. Each customer’s account contains the date, product bought, and method of payment for each transaction. Sutphen primarily sold rye, wheat, bran, corn, apples and beef.
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Processed by James Lewis, January 2001 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The New Jersey Historical Society