xxxxx published on October 15, 2013

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Working on the Constitution and finally getting set to add their signatures, our Founding Fathers thought it was time to celebrate.

In a span of just a few hours, the fifty-five men who crowded City Tavern on Friday, September 14, 1787,
guzzled enough alcohol to fell an army regiment: sixty bottles of claret, fifty-four bottles of Madeira, fifty
bottles of "old stock," vats of porter, cider and beer, and what has been described as "some" bowls of rum
punch. They weren't pledging their sacred honor; they were pledging a frat. So wild did the celebration get that

City Tavern, a place quite familiar with drunkenness, took the unusual step of sending along a bill for "breakage."


from Kevin Bleyer's 2012 book,
Me the People: One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America