George Washington's Camp Chest
General Washington ate here
This mess chest contains four tin pots with detachable wooden handles, five tin plates, three tin platters, two tin boxes, two knives, three forks, a gridiron with collapsible legs, a tinder box, eight glass bottles with cork stoppers, two glass bottles with pewter tops for salt and pepper, and a woolen sack with six compartments. Washington probably used this chest rarely, most likely when his forces were on the move and there was no time to set up a more formal mess.
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