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Determining the Facts

Document 1: Samuel Hadlock VI's Ledger, 1809-1812 [Graphic] Document 1 with link to higher quality document.

(Acadia National Park)

Document 1, an excerpt from Samuel Hadlock VI's ledger, itemizes goods sold in his store on Little Cranberry Island.

An image of a transcript for Document 1 is provided to help answer the questions below.

Questions for Document 1

1. What three items did Hadlock sell most frequently?

2. Compare your family's shopping list to the ledger. What things are similar and what is different? Why do you think there is little variety of products listed on the ledger?

3. In what months did Hadlock do most of his business? Why do you think his business was not as brisk in January or February?

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