He sure had some beautiful sounding furniture!
As mentioned in blogs published on Jan 4, 2013 and Jan 26, 2013, John, who had been born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, settled in St Louis where he developed a dry goods business, became involved in local politics, owed many businesses and invested in the very profitable Louisville and Portland Canal. He left significant wealth to his wife, children, and multiple bible societies. More about his will and inventory will appear in future blogs.
By P Mauro & Son - Genteel and Superior Furniture. On Thursday, 30th inst at the residence of Mr Shackford, opposite Mrs Coyle's, Capitol Hill, we shall sell the entire Household Furniture, which is genteel, well kept, and superior, mostly of Philadelphia manufacturer. Among the leading articles are Mahogany Hair-seat Chairs, Sofa and Rocking Chair, Cane-seat Chairs, very handsome Centre Table with marble slab, Pillar and Claw Card and Dining Tables, Sideboard, Dressing Bureaus with Mirrors, plain do. best Ingrain Carpets, large Pier and Mantel Glasses, Mahogany, Maple, and other Bedsteads, Sets large Brass Andirons, Shovels and Tongs, Brass-mounted Fenders, fine Feather Beds and Bedding, China, Glass, Plated Candlesticks, Venitian Blinds, & c. with kitchen requisites. Also, a superior northern-built one horse Carriage, with silver plated harness, in perfect condition.
Terms-Cash for sums of and under $50; thirty days' credit on sums over $50 and not exceeding $100, and sixdy days over $100, for notes with approved endorsers. Sale to commence at 10 o'clock, AM
P MAURO & SON, March 28-3t
Library of Congress Chronicling America Historical American Newspapers - 1841 Article mentioning John E Shackford
Ad for John E Shackford's Store in St Louis in 1822
"By P. Mauro & Con - Genteel and Superior Furniture," Washington (District of Columbia) Globe, 30 March 1837, Mr Shackford's Furniture for Sale; Digital Image, Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 29 July 2013).
"Journal of the Senate of the United States of America, 1789-1873," digital images, Library of Congress American Memory (http://memory.loc.gov : accessed 29 July 2013), John Shackford, Sergeant-at-Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, Journal of the executive proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America, 1837-1841
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