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One day in 1822, instead of logging the day's activities, Elizabeth Morgan made this list of her belongings.

October 9th 1822

1 black bonnet, 1 green bonnet, 1 leghorn bonnet, 1 great coat, 3 pair moroco shoes, 1 pair lether shoes, 8 pair cotton & linnen stockings, 2 pair worsested, 8 pair woollen stockings, 2 silk gowns, 2 bombazets, 3 woollen gowns, 1 gimham, 1 stamp cambrick, 3 callico gowns, 2 linnen gowns, 2 dimotry [i.e., dimity] petticoats, 1 linnen petticoat, 1 [illeg.] petticoat, 4 flannel petticoats, 3 woolen aprons, 5 linnen aprons, 2 cotton aprons, 1 callico apron, 3 cotton shirts, 1 cambrick shirt, 7 linnen shirts – 1 flannel shall, 1 imitation shall, 1 bassalone handkerchief, 1 half handkerchief, 1 cambrick vandike, 1 muslin vandike , 1 linnen pocket handkerchief, 2 spoted cotton pocket handkerchief, 2 white pocket handkerchief, 1 velvet workpocket, 1 black silk workpocket, 2 callico workpockets, 1 pair silk gloves, 2 pair leather gloves, 1 pair black silk gloves, 1 black fan, 1 green fan, 1 nightgown, 5 nightcaps, 1 callico longshort, 1 white gown, 1 pair mittens, 7 ruffles, 1 bible, 1 testament, 1 pair sissors, 1 silver thimble, 1 singing book, 1 dictionary – 1 psalm book