"Carried there in abundance:" Georgetown's Procurator objects to the food rations for black workers in the wash house, 1821
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From the forementioned causes of additional expense, similar effects have and continue to be produced in the wash house- the table at which the colored people breakfast is well supplied with butter, meat often beef stake- ^ often small in proportion and a few weeks past I was informed from good authority that seven bottles of the best port had been carried therein [?] without Fr Minister’s knowledge as he afterwards told me- how long that has been carried on I am unable to say- as to what lengths this extreme kindness has prompted the bursar to manifest go I know not- but fruit cakes +c have been carry’d there in abundance- these extraordinary things for a family of ten or twelve persons contributes not a little to increase the expense- I would have ^ it understood, that and it is my firm belief, that the extra things, were never demanded by any person residing at the washhouse, but procured solely from the benevolent disposition of the person who carried them__ __
From what has been said as this head of economy, it will easily appear the necessity of preventing when it can be done, applying remedies to the existing evils.