|Creator:||Carter, John, fl. 1829-1836|
|Creator:||Merchants' and Planters' (Firm : Macon, Ga.).|
|Creator:||Swiftcreek Sawmill (Macon, Ga.).|
|Title:||John Carter account book|
|Quantity:||0.3 Linear feet (1 volume housed with minor collections MS 168 - MS 172)|
John Carter owner of the Merchants' and Planters' supply house and cotton shipping firm and the Swiftcreek Sawmill located in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. The firm owned a boat which was used to carry cotton to Darien and Savannah, Georgia and bring back merchandise stock.
The collection consists of an account book of John Carter for Merchants' and Planters' (1829-1836) and the Swiftcreek Sawmill (1836-1837) both located in Macon, Georgia. The ledger's entries contain the date, customer name, item purchased, and price describing trade with planters in middle and southern Georgia. Additional entries pertain to the recovery of runaway slaves and the hire and management of boathands, mill hands, and farm hands.
Arranged in chronological order.
Forms part of: Georgia mercantile records.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Georgia mercantile records.
John Carter account book, MS 169. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.