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him the said P. V. to use and occupy, as to him shall seem meet and proper, And the said A. B. doth FURTHER COVENANT with the said P. that he hath good right to let and demise, the said letten and demised premises in manner aforesaid, and that he the sud A. during the said time will suffer the said P. quietly to Have and to hold, use, occupy and enjoy said demised premises, and that said P. shall have, hold, use, occupy, possess and enjoy the same, free and clear of all incumbrances, clai:ns, rights and titles whatsoever. In witness whereof, I the said A. B. have hereunto set my hand and seal this dar of Signed, sealed and delivered

iii. . A. Bu
In presence of

($500, 601 I HARTFORD, May 30, 1815.

FOR value received, I promise to pay to John Merchant, or order, Five Hundred Dollars and Sixty Cents, at Hartford Bank, in sixty days from the date.


AN INLAND BILL OF EXCHANGE. [$83, 34] -.' i Boston, June 1, 18156

TWENTY days after date, please to pay to Thomas Goodwin or order, Eighty-Three Dollars an] Thirty-Four, Cents, and place it to my account, as per advice from you humble servant,

Mr. T. W. Merchant,


New-YORK, March 8, 1821. FOR value received, I promise to pay to John Murray, One Hundred and Thirty Dollars, in four months from this date, with interest until paid...i ; JOHN LAWRENCE. , A COMMON ORDER.

.. New-YORK, June 10, 1822. Mr. Charles Careful , ... Please to deliver Mr. George Speedwell, the amount of

Twenty-Five Dollars, in goods, from your store ; and charyo the maine to the account of Your Obt. Servaat,


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SCHOLARS, male and female, after they have acquired a -sufficient knowledge of Arithmetic, especially in the fundamental rules of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplica'ion, and Division, should be instructed in the practice of Book Keeping. By this it is not meant to recommend that the son or daughter of every farmer, mechanic, or shop keeper, should enter deeply into the science as practised by the merchant, engaged in extensive business, for such study would engross a great portion of time which might be more usefully employed in acquiring a proper knowledge of a trade, or other employment.

Persons ernployed in the common business of life, who do not keep regular accounts, are subjected to many losses and inconveniences; to avoid which, the following simple and correct plan, is recommended for their adoption.

Let a small book be made, or a few sheets of paper sewed together, and ruled after the examples given in this system. In the book, termed the Day Book, are duly to be entered, daily, all the transactions of the master or mistress of the family, which require a charge to be made, or a credit to be given to any per.sun. No article thus subject to be entered, should on any consideration, be deferred till another day. Great attertion should be given to write the transaction in a plain hand; the entry • should mention all the particulars necessary to make it fully un. derstood, with the time when they took place; and if an article he delivered, the name of the person to whom delivered is to be mentioned. No scratching out may be suffered; because it is sometimes done for dishonest purposes, and will weaken or do stroy the authority of your accounts. But if, through mistake, any transaction should be wrongly entered, the error must be rectified, by a new entry: and the wrong one may be cancelled by writing the word Error, in the margin.

A book, thus fairly kept, will at all tiines show the exact state of a person's affairs, and have great weight, should there at ang time be a necessity of producing it in a court of Justice.

* JEREMIAH GOODALE, Albany, January 1, 1822. Entered. T Joseph Hastings,

Cr. $0
1 By 3 months' wages, at $6 a month, due this
I date, . . . . . . 1


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Entered. Joseph Hastings, . .

1 To my order for goods out of the store of||
| Anthony Billings, ..

Entered. ! Anthony Billings, . . . Cr..
1 By my order in favor of Joseph Hastings,

--15Entered. Thomas Grosvenor, . . Dr.

1 To the frame of a house completed and raised

this day on his Glover Farm, so called,
4000 feet at 2 cents per foot, . . 100.00 ::

Entered. | Edward Jones, . . . Cr.

1 By his team at sundry times, carrying ma-
| nure on my farm, • . .

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Entered. | Thomas Grosvenor, . , Dr.

To 48 window sashes delivered at his Gluver

Farm, so called, at $1,00,.. . $48,00||
Setting 500 panes of glass by my son

John, at 15 cents, .. . 7,50||
10 days' work of myself finishing front

room, at $1,25 a day, . . 12,50 7 do. of William, my hired man, ) laying the kitchen floor and hang- % 6,30 ing doors, at 84 cents a day,


-26Entered. | Anthony Billings,' . . Cr.

By 2 galls. molasses at 36 cts. per gall. 0,72

4 vds. of India Cotton, at 183 cents, 0,74
2 flannel shirts to Joseph Hastings, 2,16

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Entered. | Joseph Hastings, . . Dr.

1 To 2 shirts of A. Billings,
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Albany, February 12, 1822. Entered. Thomas Grosvenor,

Cr. 1 By my order in favor of Joseph Hastings, Entered. Joseph Hastings, . . • Dr. 1 (To my order, on T. Grosvenor, . ..

16 Eatered. Thomas Grosvenor, .

1 To 3 days' work of myself on your fence

at $1,25 per day, . . . 3,75
3 days' do. my man Wm. on your stable
and finishing off kitchen, at 84 cts. 2,52%
2 pr. brown yarn stockings, at 42 cts. 0,84||

---18 Enterad. Edward Jones, ...

i By 4 months' hire of his son William at $10
la month,,

. . Entered. Edward Jones, ... .. 1 To my draft on Thomas Grosvenor,

# Entered. Thomas Grosvenor, . : i By my draft in favor of E. Jones,

-28Entered.' Thomas Grosvenor

1 To the frame of a barn

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Eatered. Peter Daboll, . i . Dr.

1 To a cotton Coverlet delivered Sarah Brad-f|

ford, by your written order, dated 14, Jan

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