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Letter, Benjamin Blanchard, Niagara, Upper Canada, to Hazen Blanchard, Peacham, Vermont
23 June 1817
Part of: Abel Blanchard Family Correspondence
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Benjamin reports on that's spring's journey from Vermont back to Nunda. He is now in Canada, arriving to make bricks with his brother Lewis (who had remained in the area through the winter, chopping wood and digging clay). Business is slow in the absence of government contracts; Benjamin has hired a new group of seasonal employees at $11-13 per month. Commodity prices: pork is now starting at $35 per barrel and flour ranges from $9-10 per barrel.