Adams Papers

[Sarah Yard’s Bill for Board.]
[from the Diary of John Adams]

[Sarah Yard’s Bill for Board.] 1

John Adams to Mrs. Yard Dr.
To Board from Septr. 12 to Decr. 8 at 30s. per Week 18: 17: 0
To a Servants Board for same Time at 15s. per Week 9: 8: 6
To Clubb in Punch and Wine at Dinner and in your own Room 11: 0: 0
To Sperma Ceti Candles at .05s. per Week 3: 0: 0
To Firewood for 8 Weeks at 7s: 6 per Week 1: 10: 0
To Cash paid for the Post 0: 3: 0
43: 18: 6
20: 0: 0
23: 18: 6

By Cash recd, the Above in fool Sarah Yard


1M-Ar: vol. 210. In JA’s hand except the dated acknowledgment of payment, which was written and signed by Mrs. Yard. At foot of page are some arithmetical calculations by JA, apparently irrelevant, and a highly relevant notation by the legislative committee appointed to report on JA’s accounts converting £23 18s. 6d. Philadelphia currency to £19 2s. gd. lawful money; see JA’s Account with Massachusetts, Aug.–Dec. 1775, above, and note 3 there.

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