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Jacob Rapelye Papers, 22 May 1814-10 December 1822 and undated
TTwenty-three manuscripts, 22 May 1814-10 December 1822 and undated, pertain to business and family matters of merchant Jacob Rapelye in Charleston and Columbia.

Rapelye was involved in the cotton trade, buying from farmers and shipping bales to New York and England. He also operated a general merchandise business. Letters addressed to Rapelye's parents, Long Island, N.Y., chiefly include reports on the family's health, the birth of children, and business prospects. Writing on 30 April 1819 Rapelye noted-"The President [James Monroe] arrived here [Charleston] last Monday and made a considerable stir."


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