Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Charity in 1814 Alexandria - Across the Potomac from Bladensburg

               GOOD SOUP, made of the best pieces, will be delivered every day (Sundays excepted) from 11 to 1 o'clock, at Mrs. Richardson's next-door to Mr. Hingston's, Crockery Merchant, at six cents per quart. It will be delivered also at 5 o'clock on the afternoon of Saturday, for the supply on Sunday. The society for the relief of the poor, having made this establishment with a view of rendering their funds more efficient, indulge the hope that private families will encourage it by the purchase of soup.

               Have a great portion of the soup will be distributed gratuitously, a favorable opportunity is offered for a display of charity by country people and others who may have it in their power to send meat and vegetables, which is sent to Mrs. Richardson's will be thankfully received. Potatoes, which at this season are liable to frost bite, will in that case answer the purpose.


               The product of the labor of the poor may be bought as usual of Mr. Robblits [sic].
               Dec. 15. [1]

[1] The Alexandria Herald; Date: 01-21-1814; Volume: III; Issue: 389; Page: [4]; Location: Alexandria, Virginia.

Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, January 21st, 2014.

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