This week's Featured Web Page is suggested by Bill Snyder, who writes:
Lots of neat information here.
We are a Revolutionary War reenactment group based in Boston MA,
accurately portraying the royal household regiment that is now known as
The Grenadier Guards
The page covers the cost of living in London in the mid 1700s. Some examples:
Enough gin to get dead drunk on:
as the old advertising saw goes, "Drunk for a penny, dead drunk for tuppence."
Supper of bread, cheese and beer.
Cost of blood-letting for a poor person.
Cost of postage of a one-page letter going 80 miles (paid for by recipient).
A quart of beer.
A boat across the river.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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