A History of Barrington, Rhode Island
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ... Bosworth, Dr. To 1-2 mug Cyder.... 2 To 1 bowl Punch.. 1 2 1-2 1 4 1-2 To 1 third Part of a bowl Punch 43-4 I 9 1-4 April 19. Samuel Viall, Dr. To 1 mug Egg Cyder 9 ' LANDLORD BOWEN'S DAY BOOK. 313 This was the way the memorable 19th of April was celebrated by three patriots, whose names appear in the military records of the town, not many days later. Two days after the battle of Bunker Hill, we find the town fathers trying to drown the effects of the war news in the large punch bowl at the tavern, which by its name bade Defiance to the British foe. "June 19, 1775. The Town of Barrington, Dr. To 2 bowls Toddy, made in large Defiance bowl, cald for by Colonel Nathaniel Martin, In behalf of the Town as was voted, at 2s. 3p. per bowl = 4s. 6p." This records the first patriotic junket of the town and it may have been the last, as no other appears on any records. "Joshua Bicknell, Esqr., Dr. To 1 Qt N. Rum, Did. W"n Andrews 7 1.4d. "Thomas Allin, Dr. To 1 scythe 5s. Capt. Aaron Barney of Rehoboth, Dr. To 1 scythe 5s. 6d. To 1 sickle 1s. 6d. Esther Tiffany, Dr. To l scythe Did yr Negro Danl 5s. 6d.' Perhaps if they had not left the old one hanging in the crotch of the apple trees to rust through the winter, they would not have been called upon to make this outlay. But there have been other customers, doubtless returning from or going to the hay field, as these items seem to show: "Consider Tripp, Dr. To 1-2 Gil Bitters 2d. Joshua Bicknell, Dr. To I Gil W. Rum 4d. To 1-2 bowl Toddy 5d. Thomas Allin, Dr. To 2 bowls Punch, at 1s. 4d. 2s. Sd. To 2 mess oats for Doct Bradfords hors... 3d. John Rogers Richmond, Dr. To 1 qt. N. Rum did yr indian boy.... 7 1-2d. Joshua Bicknell, Esqr., Dr. To 1-2 bowl Toddy, 41-2, To 2 Qts N. Rum, Did y Neg...
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