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Your search for posts with tags containing Barter found 9 posts

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Faxson will work very cheap for Cash or other good Pay.” In the early 1770s, Jospeh Bass sold a variety of goods at his shop next door to the printing office in Portsmouth. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Nov 2020

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 20, 1768). “He intends to carry on Business in his own Name alone.” During the period that their partnership was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Dec 2018

July 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (July 29, 1768).“RAGS taken in at the Printing Office, and good Sermons or other Pamphlets given as pay for them.” Calls for rags regularly appeared...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jul 2018

April 9

GUEST CURATOR:  Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Journal (April 9, 1768).“Pipe Staves will be taken in Payment for a considerable Quantity of said Wine.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Apr 2018

March 29

GUEST CURATOR: Evan Sutherland What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (March 27, 1767).“Best GREEN-COFFEE … Choice Bohea TEA.” In colonial and Revolutionary America, coffee...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Mar 2017

September 28

GUEST CURATOR: Nicholas Commesso What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (September 27, 1766).“Said Greene, wants … Flax-Seed, for which he will pay Cash, or any of the above Goods.” Caleb...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Sep 2016

August 4

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (August 4, 1766).“All those who owe small trifling Debts, must discharge them before the End of August.” Thomas Davidson wanted to settle accounts and catch...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Aug 2016

July 14

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (July 14, 1766).“Cheap for Cash, Wheat, Rye or Indian Corn.” Many eighteenth-century consumers bought a variety of goods – including sugar, shoes, tobacco,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jul 2016

May 19

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Courant (May 19, 1766).“Sundry Sett of the largest and best Size of POTT ASH Kittles and Coolers.” By 1760, “potash was an important farm and home industry....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 May 2016

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