Roger Sherman’s store accepted non-currency for payment

"Late eighteenth-century newspaper ads in New Haven advertised that stores would accept a variety of non-currency items for payment; Roger Sherman’s store, for example, accepted as payment: 'Wheat, Rye, Corn, Oats, white Beans, Flax-Seed, Butter, Cheese, Pork, Beef, Flour, Hoops, Staves, Heading, Boards, Plank, Hay, Wood, Geese Feathers, Tow-Cloth, Check, Flannel, and all kinds of… Continue reading Roger Sherman’s store accepted non-currency for payment