Elisha Sears' Inn, Hartford.

[Hartford, Conn. circa 1820 to 1823].

Printed and holograph receipt for board (14.5 x 8.5 cm.), single sheet printed recto only. Simple typographical border. The upper date limit is based on external evidence (the Inn was sold to a new owner who renamed it The Eagle Tavern in 1823(Conn. History online)). An unidentified client ran up a bill of $21.27, for twenty breakfasts, eighteen dinners, and twenty suppers, as well as an unspecified amount of spirits, horses at hay, and oats. The client did not avail themselves of lodging, wines, punch, porter, cigars, or corn, all of which were – according to the receipt – are offered by the Inn. It is unclear from the receipt whether Mr. Sears received payment for the services. Some smudging to the ink; traces of mounting on the verso; still very good.

Price: $200.00