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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Axe, a good trading item

axe popular with the Indians
Very few storekeepers of the Virginia Colony were not engaged in Indian trade, the exchange of merchandise for furs, skins and other goods being attended with large profits. Guns and ammunitions, rum, blankets, knives and hatchets were in the great demand from the tribes. Colonel Francis Epps of Henrico County owned a store in 1678. The inventory was taken and disclosed a variety of goods.  There were 121 ells of dowlas, 51 ells of oznaburg, 60 ells of canvas, 325 ells of holland and 80 yards of table and napkin diaper, as a starter.  The store was replete with chafing-dishes, pots, shovels, spades, hoes, hammers, chisels, colters and augers, as well as gun powder, shot, sugar, butter, ginger and a small collection of books. Source: Records of Henrico County, vol. 1677-1692, p. 93.

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