Hugh Hall account book, 1728-1733
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Hugh Hall (1693-1773), son of the Hon. Hugh Hall of Barbados, was a graduate of Harvard College (1713) and a commission merchant in Boston. His account book lists goods imported and exported for his employers in Barbados: fish, furniture, candles, oil, corn, wine, soap, textiles, and enslaved people, among other items. Hall apparently brought enslaved people into Massachusetts and sold them to other colonies, probably to avoid the importation duty.