Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Finances

Price of Food Paid by a British Officer in Portugal: 1813

Item

Amount

Cost

Butter

1 pound

4 shillings

Bread

1 pound

1 shilling 6 pence

Gin

1 bottle

12 shillings

Pepper and mustard

1 small bottle

7 shillings

Tea

1 pound

13 shillings 6 pence

Cheese

1 pound

4 shillings

Gin

1 bottle

7 shillings 6 pence

Brandy

1 bottle

7 shillings 6 pence

Porter (beer)

1 bottle

5 shillings

Milk

1 quart

1 shilling

Salt-butter

1 pound

3 shillings

Pork

1 pound

1 shilling 8 pence

Oil

1 bottle

5 shillings

Port

1 bottle

6 shillings 6 pence

 

Source: Larpent, Francis S.: The Private Journal of Francis Seymour Larpent, Judge Advocate General of the British Forces in the Peninsula; Edited by George Larpent; Richard Bentley, London; 1853. Pages 50 & 52



 

  

 

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