Portsmouth Asylum
Animal Products - From the Portsmouth Asylum Book of Registry

  Wool sold 18491
 Wool Sold  50 lbs  at 28cts per lb $14.00
Lambs Sold 15 at 2.00 apiece $30.00
Sheep Sold 14 at 2.50 apiece $35.00
        $79.00

The amount of Pork killed April 4 18501
One Hog Weighing  220
One Hog Weighing 178
One Hog Weighing 140
       538

The amount of Pork fed and killed at the asylum in Portsmouth in 18491
One Yearling Hog Weighing 220
One Yearling Hog Weighing 288
One Yearling Hog Weighing 240
      820

The amount of Beef killed for the asylum in Portsmouth in 18491
One Quarter Weighing 122
One Quarter Weighing 124
One Quarter Weighing 145
One Quarter Weighing 152
      544
Hide Weighed - 85
Tallow Weighed - 26

[1] Transcription © 2002, William Saslow, from the Portsmouth Asylum, Book of Registry, 1849-1882, Rhode Island Historical Society.
 

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