Kind of the Amazon of 1839, Page 3 of the day’s paper featured a wide variety of items for sale, along with a shipping journal for Newburyport. How about 100 yards of fine, white linen drilling for pantaloons, brown linen for aprons, 1,500 rolls of “room paper,” a pocket volume of “Laws of Etiquette” for young men, and the right to let your cow use the common pasture of Mr. G. Greenleaf.

— The Museum of Old Newbury

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