Hay Weighers, 1822, Job Description
It is the business of these to weigh all hay, straw, and fodder, brought for sale, and to give a certificate describing the gross weight of the hay, wagon, and pieces used in securing it.
Also distinguishing the weight of the wagon and pieces, and the net weight of the hay, and brand with the letters W. C. all carriages used in bringing hay, for sale, and the pieces used in securing it, and to number them, and insert the number in the certificate.
They are entitled to fifty cents for each wagon load weighed, ind to twenty-five cents for each cart load.
"Corporation Officers," The Washington Directory showing the Name, Occupation, and Residence, of each Head of a Family and Person in Business, Washington, D. C., December, 1822, page 108.
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