WANTED. / WANTED TO HIRE BY THE SUBSCRIBER, TWO MASTER MILL- / MEN, TO GO SOUTH IMMEDIATELY. THE MILLS WHERE THE MEN / ARE WANTED ARE SITUATED ON DOBOY ISLAND, AT THE MOUTH OF THE / ALTAMAHA RIVER, IN GEORGIA, ABOUT 12 MILES BY RIVER BELOW / DARIEN..../ [followed by 12 more lines further describing the work involved, qualifications, conditions in the area, etc.]. Signed in type at the end "Clark Sayles, / Pres't Doboy Steam Mill & Lumber Co."

Pawtucket, RI: Doboy Steam Mill & Lumber Co., Feb. 6, 1848. Advertising handbill. Broadside on yellow paper, 7 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches, employing several sizes and styles of type, including a large bold display type (1 1/2 inches) in all capitals for the headline. The Doboy Steam Mill & Lumber Company was a northern owned lumber mill located on the small marsh island of Doboy, just south of Sapelo Island on the Georgia coast. The president, Clark Sayles (1797-1885), was a native of Rhode Island and a master builder through much of his early career. He built churches and dwellings in New England and spent several years in the south constructing municipal buildings and private dwellings, with his plant in Georgia. "In 1837, closing most of his large business relations in Pawtucket, Mr. Sayles again went South and engaged in the wholesale lumber trade for the firm of which he was the head, and also as agent of another company, operating steam mill saws, one on an island at the mouth of the Altamaha River, and one on the Savannah River, opposite the city of Savannah. After remaining in the south in the lumber business for about 20 years (having his family with him during some of the winters), he returned to Pawtucket" (Richard Bayles' A History of Providence County, 1891, vol. II, p. 142). Not in the De Renne catalogue. Not recorded on OCLC. The Library of Congress and the Rhode Island Historical Society each hold portions of Sayles' business records that include some documents relating to the Doboy Steam Mill. Very good. Folded. (#6176). Item #57853

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