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Ingredients of Soup and Gruel

Gruel

Instructions for the ingredients of soup and gruel provided in gaols. Note.- The Soup to contain per pint three ounces of cooked meat without bone, 3 ounces of potatoes, 1 ounce of barley, rice, or oatmeal, and one ounce of onions or leeks, with pepper and salt.

The Gruel, when made in quantities exceeding fifty pints, to contain 1 and a quarter ounces of oatmeal per pint, and 2 ounces per pint when made in less quantities. The Gruel on alternate days to be sweetened with three quarters of an ounce of molasses or sugar, and seasoned with salt.