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Bottles of Madeira and Bordeaux consumed in one evening by 55 revelers celebrating George Washington’s election as the first U.S. president, as well as the imminent signing of the Constitution. The total beverage bill for the evening in 1787 was roughly $17,250 in today’s dollars and also included 60 bottles of beer, hard cider, and whiskey. The eye-popping City Tavern bar receipt was discovered in the archives of the event’s host, the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry.

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