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JanyTo Coln Warner Expenses in Town1 45
1806 Apr 5To 5 Dinners 2/3    to Brandy Toddy2 17
To 3 Bowls toddy is/6d    To 1 Glass Toddy 87
To Bating 1 hors 1/625
8 & 10To the Directors Bill for Five Dollars & 82 cents5.82
24To 4 Bowls Toddy 1/6    To Bating 4 horses1.67
deduct Warners expenses1.45
deduct Clerks bill4.22
To charge in the Corporation bill dated Feb. 3 180623.87
which should be charged to the Directors6.

May 22d 1806

Rec'd the above in full Hezeh Blanchard

As may be noted, its date is the first year of the corporation's existence. Very likely the directors met then to discuss ways and means and to ride thence over the course of the new road on tours of inspection.

Evidently by the number of suppers there were eight present at the November gathering, and we may wonder which four had the ‘Ginn Toddy,’ and which other four were content with the one bottle of wine.

Incidentally we notice that the initial charge is written To 4 Bo—then a t crossed several times—wls. The English money reckoning was still in vogue, as it was somewhat within our remembrance. ‘Two and thrippence’ was the charge for the ‘eats’ at Blanchard's, morning, noon and night alike. Probably December 2 was a cold morning, but the four directors that had breakfast were fortified (or thought they were), by the modest allowance of one pint of bitters, ere they set out on the rocky road by Spot Pond.

But they came back with reinforcements, for nine sat down to dinner, and, strange to say, only four bowls

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