Account of what I pay for my father, 1754 1 June-1754 July 19

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An itemized list of payments made between 1 June and 19 July 1754, an accounting for expenses by a young man to his father (possibly a brewer). The approximately 89 transaction give a glimpse at the young man’s life style; among the expenses are payments for loads of coal, food (sugar, tea, and bread most frequently), foreign postage, paper, church dues , and unspecified services; also included are payments for apprentice fees, the care and feeding of his horse, new clothing, mending and washing; other fees for services include payments to washerwomen, brick makers, carters, field laborers for weeding potatoes, etc.

  • Title: Account of what I pay for my father, 1754 1 June-1754 July 19.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss File 110

Acquired January 2013

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