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James Lawther

Title: Invoice for Building Materials
Type: Document
Date: 1867
Source: Goodhue County Historical Society

Description: Lawther's work in Red Wing involved many building projects. This invoice shows some of the building materials he ordered from a local hardware store.
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Invoice for Building Materials

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  1. This invoice lists items Lawther purchased from a local hardware store. Since most of the items are materials that would be used for building, what can we assume Lawther is doing with the materials?



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  2. If Lawther is doing some construction in the Red Wing area, why might it be important that this hardware dealer is also located in Red Wing?



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  3. How did Lawther pay for the goods he purchased?



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  4. By studying this invoice, what details about the time period can we learn?



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