Diary of John Adams, volume 2

1775. Decr. 9th.

1775. Decr. 10. Sunday.

[Sarah Yard’s Bill for Board.] <a xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0" href="#DJA02d266n1" class="note" id="DJA02d266n1a">1</a> Yard, Sarah JA


[Sarah Yard’s Bill for Board.] Yard, Sarah Adams, John
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> December 9th 1775 Philad

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.