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Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on Household Consumption, [ca. 1819]

Notes on Household Consumption

[ca. 1819]

 
1815. 16 1816. 17 18[1]7. 18 1818. 19 Total average
*  *  * 
negro clothg 226 .31 528 .28 587 .19 199 .10 1540 . 88
+ 117 .90
℔  *  *   *  317 .
iron & steel 1096 . 112 .26 1212 . 114 .57 679 . 60 .97 828 . 69 .45 3815 . 357 .25
Nails 41 .81 91 . 27 .78 30 .14 190 .73. 47 .68
whiskey 40 ¾ 38 .63 24 24 .80 7 6 .30 14 ½ 14 .50 86 84 .23 22 . 21 .
rum & brandy 31 . 79 .43 18 54 .38 24 [. . .] 51 .63 44 ¾ 124 .56 118 . 310 . 30 . 77 .50
salt 7 . 61 . [12?] 74 .50 9 .[. . .]2 54 .50 8 . 52 .50 36 .2 242 .50 9 60 .62
℔ 
Sugar brown 330 . 89 .30 245 . 53 .82 48 . 98 .38 255 . 53 .58 1314 . 295 .08 73 .77
   white 178 ½ 96 .21 244 .12 102 .77 242 .[. . .] 80 .75 253 . 91 .86 919 . 371 .29 230 . 93 .
℔ 
tea 15 59 . 22 . 85 . 14 39 21 . 52 ½ 72 . 235 ½ 18 . 59
℔ 
coffee 120 . 47 .51 81 . 29 73 27 .38 90 . 37 .65 364 . 141 .87 91 . 35 .47
 
other groceries 84 .38 172. 94 120 . 61 .74 439 .06 110 .
dry goods. 425 .85 537 .81 424 .47 375 . 1763 .13 441 .
miscellaneous 82 .16 86 .70 137 .09 132 .97 438 .92 110
Total 1385 .44 1955 .66 1715 .44 1294 .55 6351 .09. 1588
117 .90
1412 .45

Notes.

* during the years 15. 16. 17. I provided the whole estate. therefore the amount in 18. 19. may be taken as the present average of these articles

† other groceries include1 rice, cheese, candles, oil, raisins, soap, spices Etc

‡ tools, iron mongery Etc    +117.90 bot in the spring to make up for the year which makes a total for the year of 1412.45

savings proposed. in  Negro clothing 100
spirits 32
groceries ⅕ in price 86
economy in other 76 .55
294 .55 deducted from last year leave 1000.d
1294 .55
1000 . for annual store acct

MS (ViFreJM); entirely in TJ’s hand; undated; damaged at crease.

1Manuscript: “includ.”

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