Published in the St. Charles (ILL) Review 24 October 1879:
Adams & Pierson, Dealers in Staple and Fancy Groceries, East Main Street, St. Charles Teas, coffees, sugars, syrups, spices, salt, canned goods, preserves, dried fruits, lamps, stone and wooden ware, candies and nuts, powder nd shot, flour, choice tobaccos, cigars, pipes, etc. Highest market price paid, at all times, for produce, butter, eggs, etc. Goods deliverd in any part of the city, free of charge. FOR BARGAINS, CALL ON US.
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