Adams’s trade card, which includes a vignette of his shop sign, announces that he “Makes & Sells all Sorts of Merchants and other Account-books, As Leigers [sic], Journals, Wast-books, Pocket-books, &c. Of the best Paper & Neatly bound. All Sorts of Writing Paper, Stampt [sic] Paper, Parchment, Bonds & Bills of Lading, Misick [sic] paper-books, Lottery Pictures, Slates, Wax, Wafers, Quills, Pens, Pencills [sic], & all other Stationary [sic] Wares. N.B. He likewise Sells all Sorts of Bibles, Testaments, Common-Prayers, Duty of Man, Psalters, Grammars, Accidences, Construing-books, Primmers, & Horn-books, Wholesale or Retale [sic] at Reasonable Rates”. Wast[e]-books were used for recording the days accounts, or other immediate jottings, before the information was more formally recorded in ledgers. Wax and wafers were used to seal documents.