Learn more about the ways the Washingtons entertained at the executive residence in New York and Philadelphia in the early years of the Republic.
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The Presidential household in Philadelphia was a bustling place. Weekly dinners and receptions hosted by George and Martha Washington required a large amount of food. This food ledger details the food ordered and the associated costs for one week in the Presidential household.