Thaddeus Leavitt Diary
Thaddeus Leavitt, born in 1750, was a shop owner, and an entrepreneur in the town of Suffield. In reading through the diaries, one is left with a sense of the daily life of the town during the late 18th century. A number of entries in these diaries are of interest for a variety of reasons. Leavitt, had a partnership with individuals from Windsor, in importing goods from the West Indies. He mentions a brig Mercury leaving for the West Indies. The next months mention the fate of the ship and the expense of undertaking such a venture.
The last few entries of these diaries includes "receipts" for many different maladies whooping cough, scalding and snake bites.
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