Here is a piece of ephemera (actually on a linen-type material) found in the treasure box that my mother left me:
The notice above reads:
I will sell at my place, 7 miles northeast from Washington, in Jackson township, beginning at 10 a.m., on
FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 1872.
The following property, to wit:
1 Team of Mares, 2 Sets Harness, Wagon, Buckeye Mower and Reaper Combined, Self-rake, Bobsleds, Corn Plows, Double and Stirring Plows, Scotch Harrow, 2 Milk Cows, Calf, 13 Hogs, Berkshire Boar, 20 Shoats, Corn in field, and all my Furniture.
TERMS: A credit of Twelve Months will be given on sums over $5, with approved security.
John S. Reeves, Auctioneer.