WETHERSFIELD PRICES IN 1838.
Almanac, ten cents.
One half dozen knives and forks, two dollars.
Two yards calico, fifty cents.
Fourteen pounds sugar, two dollars.
On quire paper, thirty-seven cents.
One pair buck mittens, one dollar.
One horse shod, two dollars and fifty cents
One pair boots, two dollars.
Two pounds raisins, sixty- two cents.
Two bushels meal, two dollars.
One pair shoes, one dollar and twenty- five cents.
Two ounces camphor, twenty-five cents.
One pair rubber overshoes, two dollars.
Two ounces nutmeg, fifty cents.
Four table spoons, (iron) twenty-live cents.
Use of yoke of oxen one day, one dollar.
Eight pounds candles, at nineteen cents per pound.
One-fourth pound pepper, twenty-five cents.
One and one-fourth pounds honey, twenty-five cents.
One tin pail, one dollar and twenty-five cents.
One pound tea, one dollar.
Six pounds salt, thirty-eight cents.
Straw hat, sixty-three cents.
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