Ratting Out the Finns – (Where might I sleep tonight?)

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“You might sleep with the hired hand. He’s real clean for one of them Rooshan Finns.”***

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*** Social Changes in New England in the past fifty years – Edwin Webster Sanborn, 1900

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If you can’t convince ’em by talk, beat a tin cup

In the midst of pouring through invoices and bills for the Rockport Granite Company from 1866 – 1872 I am startled when I come across a relative or two.

Herewith the calling card for Joshua Bartlett who supplied cooking stoves to the Rockport Granite Company. joshua_bartlett