drunken irish carpenters

From Thomas Jefferson Encyclodpedia:

(photo of chimney from Mulberry Row Joinery purloined from site)
1799 September 30. "The whiskey of Aug. 30. is out, so 3 1/2 galls. have lasted Dinsmore & Richardson 31. days which is 1.8 of a gill, or near half a pint a day each, costing at present 6d."

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