Receipt for payment from John Cocke to William Patterson, October 18, 1851
@ William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library
DescriptionThis document is part of the John Cocke papers that contains the personal, business, and legal papers of this 19th century Marengo County, Alabama, plantation owner, who not only managed his own plantation but also served as an agent for various family members. Financial papers consist of receipts from grocers and suppliers detailing purchases (including slave purchases); account books for his blacksmith shop; and labor accounts with payroll. There are cotton records that contain correspondence as well as accounts.