This wonderful antique document is a list of expenses owed by the Town of Middletown, Connecticut, to a certain George Phillips for the year 1786. It includes such items as a "load of wood", board for three children for fourteen days, and daily items such as sugar and candles. The piece is dated in January, 1787, which was six months before the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia. Notice that the list of expenses is still denominated in pounds, shillings, and pence, even though it came ten years after Independence. The piece has been custom framed for your enjoyment. The overall dimensions are approximately 8 and three quarters inches wide by 10 and three quarters inches high. The piece itself is approximately 6 inches by 7 and three quarters inches. The condition is excellent. There are crease marks on the page as it was folded for mailing, but there are no tears or chips. A real piece of Americana!
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