By 1883, DN Bennett has a ledger and a stamp for his store. His location is Polkton, which is just across the county line from Center (Norwood). The trip would be about 30 miles, which is some distance in 1882.
I can’t read the handwriting well enough to figure out what DJ had purchased. However, $42 for anything back then was an expensive item!
This post is part of a series of transcriptions of letters, papers, receipts, and other ephemera that are held in the Smith Family Collection. All originals are held in this collection, unless otherwise stated.