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Docno: ADMS-01-02-02-0005-0007-0002

Author: Yard, Sarah
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1775-12-09

[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  
[signed] By Cash recd, the Above in fool Sarah Yard
1. M-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.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018.