A look at better days in the Palmetto State

A five hundred dollar check

Here’s a check written by Elihu Penquite Smith to who appears to be William James Smith for 500.00.

I see online that 500.00 1860 dollars converts to $13,500.00 today so this must have been for a land purchase, or some other large investment.

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Palmetto Pathos is an examination of a Southern family in Spartanburg County, SC from their arrival in the 1750's to the present. We post images of photos, letters, and minutiae that accumulated as a family has stayed in one place over the past two hundred and fifty years.


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