Maine Memory Network
Maine's Online Museum

Login · My Account · Show Album



S. Cary and Co. receipt from John Henderson, Allagash, 1850

Click on the image to zoom. Click and drag your mouse over the image to move it left or right. Use the small navigation window to select the area you wish to zoom on.

Item 64114 detail enlarge send e-card Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter add to album


Shepard Cary was a prominent Houlton merchant, legislator, and lumberman. He operated as S. Cary and Co. This receipt, dated May 24, 1850, acknowledges payment in full of $168 to John Henderson for the labor of his sons Luther and John from August 15, 1849 to March 13, 1850.

The payment was made at "Mouth Allaguash," now Allagash, and reflects Cary's practice of paying his men only after the timber was sold. This not only benefited cash flow, but also served to keep his men from jumping camps during the winter harvesting season.

Go back

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.