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I am trying to figure out David L. Aldrich's occupation. By the 1860 Census and after, he is listed as a cotton manufacturer. I know that he was also involved with the Richmond Bank from 1856 on. But I can't figure out what his occupation was as a young man (28) in 1850.

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Tin Pedlar - that is, an itinerant trader of tin.

  • Thanks. That's more specific than I was expecting. I'm more used to the catch-all "merchant." – two sheds Mar 7 '15 at 18:41

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