Source: Fountain Ledger, Covington, Indiana, Friday, Oct 3, 1851 p 4
My stock consists of 24 different kinds of COOK STOVES; 28 of Parlor and Heaters. of the latest and most approved patterns, each of which has at different times, been the subject of a patent, and none of which have been hawked about the country by peddlers, whose only object is to gull the community with some trash that no decent man would offer to a customer. I pledge myself to sell a cheaper and better stove than any peddler or skinflint that roams the country seeking whom they may devour. Also ... COPPER, Brass; Sheet-Iron and Tin Ware, on hand, at wholesale and retail. All kinds of Job Work done in the above metals with neatness and despatch. OLd COPPER, Brass, Pewter, Wheat, corn, Lumber, Feathers, Beeswax, old Castings, and Scrp Iron, ginseng, & c. taken in exchange. Newly married folks furnished with Stoves & Tinware at wholesale prices ... I. ABDILL, Covington, July 11, 1851.