This receipt is found in the Civil War Pension File of my paternal third great-grandfather. It is for some plumbing work that my third great-grandmother had done on various houses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The work was done by a Robert E. Henderson that worked out of 1131 South Broad Street.
On October 21, five hours of work was spent by a plumber and a helper preparing a tank and spigots at 1416 South 15th Street. The cost was $2.00.
On July 13, four hours of work was spent by a plumber and a helper repairing a tank in the bath room. It looks like four joints and four feet of 1/2 lead pipe were used for the repairs. No address was given for this work. The cost was $5.
On February 2, one days time for a plumber and a helper were spent at 813 Tasker Street thawing out and repairing pipes. The total cost for that day was $6.50.
On February 8, a plumber and a helper did work for five hours at 1445 South 16th Street. The total cost for that was $2.50.
On February 9, five hours of time was put in by a plumber and a helper thawing out and repairing pipes at 1532 South 8th Street. The total cost for that was $4.50.
On February 10, my third great-grandmother had a new water closet installed at 1416 South 15th Street. The total cost of that was $10.
On March 17, five hours of time was put in by a plumber and a helper repairing and thawing out pipes at 1532 South 8th Street. The cost of that was $4.50.
On March 30, My third great-grandmother had to have more burst pipes repaired. This time at 1445 South 16th Street. That cost her $2.50.
On April 1, a new main pipe was placed at 1416 South 15th Street. This took one day's work by a digger and a plumber and his helper. That job cost the most, $19.25.
The total on this receipt is $56.85, which would be about $1,706 today. My third great-grandmother made a $10 payment on the account on April 15.
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