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S1223a - Mark Laighton Day Book

Account book was kept between 1804 and 1813. The handwriting changes several times, suggesting several people were keeping the records over the time period. The book is part of a three volume set presumed to be owned by Mark Laighton, a mast and block maker, who also invented the roller block. Entries include various specialized ship elements, such as spars, blocks, and tackles. Sometimes the records list ship work by the owner or captain of the ship, later around 1807, the entries are for individuals ships. The entries also show that the keeper of the book was being paid with rum, tea, coffee and dry goods and he then sold the items, which is also recorded. In addition to ship wor