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Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on Household Consumption, [ca. 16 October 1814]

Notes on Household Consumption

[ca. 16 Oct. 1814]

estimate
 1.℔. coffee } daily. 1.℔ tea in 3. weeks.
 1.℔ wh. sugar
 2.℔ brown do
  coffee wh. sug. brown do tea brandy whiskey Cotton
1813. Jan. 29.  10.    20      
Feb. 3     30 ℔    2 lb.    
18   25  15¼  26  2    
Apr. 3.  15  20.  30  2    
19         2    
20   15  20  30      
June 14     25  50  2    
July 1.    25  50  2    
21     25  50  2    
26       25      
31       25      
Aug. 3      121        
4     24        
17       280      
18   25.          
Sep. 15         2    
Oct 1         2    
16           1. canteen  
Dec. 18   25  2 loaves    2    
1814. Jan. 3     2 loaves    2    
6           1 canteen  
18     2 loaves        
 
Feb. 18     2 loave    2    
28   20.          1. cant.2
Mar. 9           2 canteens  
10     2.    2    
19        15.3      
Apr. 1     2  50      
May 6.      20  2    
9.  30  4.        
July      2. loaves    2    
Aug.       2. loaves4  50.        50.℔
Oct. 5.       155      
16   25   46 loaves    27    

MS (MHi); written entirely in TJ’s hand on one side of a single sheet; undated. An image of this manuscript is reproduced elsewhere in this volume.

1Reworked from “24.”

2Preceding two words repeated but canceled in preceding column.

3Reworked from “30.”

4Preceding two words written over “50 lb,” erased.

5Reworked from “150.”

6Reworked from “2.”

7TJ deleted “50” from the preceding column.

Index Entries

  • alcohol; brandy search
  • alcohol; whiskey search
  • brandy; at Monticello search
  • coffee; at Monticello search
  • cotton; used at Monticello search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Notes on Household Consumption search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); cotton used at search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); household consumption at search
  • sugar; brown search
  • sugar; loaf search
  • sugar; refined search
  • tea; served at Monticello search
  • whiskey; at Monticello search