• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

Laundress-Laundry Prices

Accurate Prices

July, 1846

From: Council of Administration

To: Post Laundresses

Prices for laundry and mending

Set Price for laundry: $.50 per month per soldier.

BUTTONS

  • Small $.01 per button
  • Large $.03 per button

MENDING

  • Drawers $.09
  • Shirts $.10
  • Coats $.25
  • Vests $.12
  • Pantaloons $.19
  • Great Coat $.37 ½

ALTERING

  • Vests $.37
  • Pantaloons $.37 ½
  • Coats $.40
  • Shortening vest $.12 ½
  • Lengthening vest $.20
  • 1 yard muslin thread $.20

Chairman of council
Captain Sidney Burbank
Commander of Fort Scott



 
 
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Did You Know?

Montgomery's Raid on Fort Scott

Politics made strange bedfellows. John Little, a proslavery man, was shot to death at his father's store, by free state men who raided Fort Scott in December 1858. A friend, George Crawford, a free state man, was staying with Little that night. Crawford had once been the target of proslavery men.