Tenny, David,
Manuscript Account Book Dunbarton, Merrimack County New Hampshire 1813 -1829

folio, 218 pages, plus 27 page alphabetical name index, contemporary sheep, binding worn, boards detached, but present, entries kept in a clear meticulous hand, good condition.

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The accounts of David Tenny, a private money lender, for monies loaned, notes, interest collected, accounts settled, etc. The approximately 250  accounts, represent loans to virtually everyone in Dunbarton and the surrounding area, leading citizens, minister, widows, a bank and other businesses. There are entries for loans to the Dunbarton Stage Company and the Concord Bank. Tenny in addition was postmaster of Dunbarton, elected in 1812 but was removed from this position during the sweeping "Jackson and Reform" movement that took place in 1829, Tenny apparently was an old Federalist.

Dunbarton is situated in the extreme southwestern part of Merrimack County, but previous to the incorporation of Merrimack County, in 1852, it formed part of Hillsborough County. It was was a farming town, with a saw-mill built in 1765, as a result many of the loans are for small sums, due no doubt to the farmer's lack of specie depending on the season.