Portsmouth Asylum
Produce Records 1850 - From the Portsmouth Asylum Book of Registry

  The amount of eggs sold from the town farm in Portsmouth from March 25 1849 to March 25 18501
          dozen
Mar 28 Sent = 13 1/2 dozen 13 1/2
Mar 30 Sent = 13 1/2 dozen 13 1/2 M 27
April 17 Sent = 32 dozen 32 A 32
May 2 Sent = 20 dozen 20
May 8 Sent = 20 dozen 20
May 16 Sent = 16 dozen 16
May 25 Sent = 11 dozen 11
May 30 Sent = 8 1/2 dozen 8 1/2 May 75 1/2
June 6 Sent = 7 dozen 7
June 19 Sent = 17 dozen 17
June 27 Sent = 5 1/2 dozen 5 1/2 June 29 1/2
July 6 Sent = 13 1/2 dozen 13 1/2
July 25 Sent = 14 1/2 dozen 14 1/2 July 31
Aug 1 Sent = 9 dozen 9
Aug 9 Sent = 6 1/2 dozen 6 1/2
Aug 15 Sent = 6 dozen 6
Aug 22 Sent = 6 1/2 dozen 6 1/2 Aug 28
Sept 5 Sent = 16 1/2 dozen 16 1/2
Sept 19 Sent = 9 dozen 9 Sept 25 1/2
Oct 10 Sent = 10 1/2 dozen 10 1/2 Oct 10 1/2
Jan 23 Sent = 2 dozen 2 Jan 2
Feb 7 Sent = 5 1/2 dozen 5 1/2
Feb 20 Sent = 9 dozen 9 Feb 14 1/2
Mar 6 Sent = 18 dozen 18
Mar 13 Sent = 13 dozen 13
Mar 20 Sent = 12 1/2 dozen 12 1/2
Mar 25 Sent = 12 1/2 dozen 12 1/2 Mar 56
          331 1/2

The amount of Butter sold from the town farm in Portsmouth in 18491
          lbs
May 16 Sent = 6 lbs 6
May 24 Sent = 6 lbs 6
May 30 Sent = 8 lbs 8 May 20
June 8 Sent = 12 lbs 12
June 15 Sent = 18 lbs 18
June 22 Sent = 10 lbs 10
June 29 Sent = 7 lbs 7 June 47
July 5 Sent = 12 lbs 12
July 13 Sent = 8 lbs 8
July 25 Sent = 6 lbs 6 July 26
          93 pounds

Number of Bushels of Onions Raised and Sold from the asylum in 18491
Raised 106 Bushels    
Sold 103 Bushels at 35 cts per Bushel $36.05

Number of Bushels of Greening Apples Raised and Sold from the asylum in 18491
Sold 159 Bushels at 60 cts per Bushel $95.40

Number of Bushels of Fallman Sweeting Apples Raised and Sold from the asylum in 18491
Sold 21 3/4 Bushels at 50 cts per Bushel $10.87 1/2

Number of Bushels of Windfalls Raised and Sold from the asylum in 18491
Sold 71 Bushels at 25 cts per Bushel $17.75

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

Portsmouth Asylum Links
  Introduction
  Historical Context
  Timeline
  Act Establishing (1832)
  Inventory Report (1833)
  Rules & Regulations (1838)
  Committee Report (1840)
  Committee Report (1857)
  The Portsmouth Cripple (1848)
  Produce Sold (1849)
  Meat Sold (1849)
  Town Council Excerpts
  1865 Census Excerpts
  1875 Census Excerpts
  1892 Account Book
  Committal Letters (1867)
  Oakum and Idle Hands
  Newport Daily News Clips (1851)
  Site Mapping (10/5/01)
  NPR Interview
  Town Farm Cemetery

Historical Texts:
  Report on Poor & Insane (1851)
  Fales Memoir (1851)
  Peterson's History (1853)

Selected Biographies
  Thomas R. Hazard -1
  Thomas R. Hazard -2
  Seth R. Anthony
  William R. Fales

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