John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

Accounts show a large business -- mostly in barter rather than cash. Fur traders delivered a single consignment of 1790 deerskins, 729 bearskins, 4 otter, 5 black fox, 2 barrels of ginseng. Charges for cloth, groceries, buttons, hardward, ammunition, rum and whiskey. DB would sometimes exchange his pelts at a bank or "keep" at Louisville in return for a promise to pay cash when the skins were sold. The receipt could be used as currency. Thus the following, dated 5/20/1784: <Know All Men By These Pre'nts that Daniel Boone hath Deposited Six, vi, beaver Skins in My keep in good order and of the worth of VI shillings each skin and i Have took from them vi shillings for the keep of them and when they Be sold i will pay the balance of XXX shillings for the whole lot to any person who presents this certificate an delivers it up to Me at My keep Louisville, falls of ohio, May 20, 1784 John Sanders> quoted and cited in BAKELESS:331,459n


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