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Bill of Fare for the Albany Alms House
Bill of Fare for the Albany Alms House
TitleBill of Fare for the Albany Alms House
Date of Original1809-10-23
DescriptionThis is a printed Bill of Fare for the Albany, N.Y. Alms House. The bill was printed by the order of the Common Council with CHAs. D. COOPER, Clk and the date Oct. 23, 1809 at the bottom. Breakfast, dinner, and supper options are described included drinks. The breakfast and supper options for children are noted at the end.
Subject.LCSHAlmshouses--New York (State)--History
Homeless persons
Personal NameCooper, Chas. D.
LocationAlbany - Albany County - New York
CDLC DP TopicCommunity & Events
Politics & Government
Format of OriginalBoardsides
SourcePosters and Broadsides Collection, PB 0029
Resource Identifier0007
Publisher of DigitalAlbany Institute of History & Art
Date of Digital2008-02-28
Format of Digitalimage/jpeg
Digital CollectionLibrary Digital Images
Holding InstitutionAlbany Institute of History & Art Library
Contact InformationAlbany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210, (518) 463-4478,,
RightsFair use copy permitted for research, study, or investigational purposes citing the Albany Institute of History & Art. Any other use requires written permission.
Technical DataScanned on 28 February 2008 with an Epson Perfection 4180 Photo scanner at 300 dpi, 24-bit color. Modified to 150 dpi and saved as a JPeg for internet access.
TranscriptBILL OF FARE FOR THE ALMS HOUSE. For BREAKFAST—Bohea tea and coaco shell alternately, with common brown sugar ; sapaan and milk occasionally ; good rye and Indian meal bread, with a moderate portion of butter; sometimes buckwheat or Indian or johny cake, warm, with butter or molasses; together with the potatoes and the residue of the dinner of the preceding day, if any. FOR DINNER— Soup, made of beef legs or shins and heads, or coarse meats, with rice. 2d, Codfish and potatoes. 3d, Pork and pease or beans ; also bean and pea soup. 4th, Common beef or mutton, occasionally. 5th, Fresh fish, viz. shad, herring and sturgeon, &c. in the season of it. Indian pudding, baked or boiled, with molasses. Vegetables produced from the garden, with the above, as shall be suitable, and as prudence and convenience shall dictate; observing strict economy and regularity. FOR DRINK—Sometimes spruce beer, made of healthy ingredients and with economy. FOR SUPPER—Bohea tea and coaco shell, or sapaan and milk—the bread as above, with a moderate portion of butter. The above courses to be varied as shall be suitable and convenient for the house, and for the health of the paupers. NOTE—Breakfast and supper for the children, sapaan and milk or bread and milk, generally. By order of the Common Council, CHAs. D. COOPER, Clk. Albany, October 23, 1809