|Thomas, Francis|| ||Washington Township, Daviess County||Indiana||1847||1851|
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The census of 1850 indicates he had $350 invested in the business and employed one hand
at $20/month. During the year ending June 1, 1850, he paid $2 each for barrels in blank
form and 30cents per pound of brass furnishings. During the same period he produced 35
rifles valued at $560 ($16 each) and repairs in the amount of $300.