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From the writings of George Washington, July 3, 1782: “Tomorrow being the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence...the Army is to be served an Extra gill of rum per man on this joyful occasion.” A gill (pronounced “jill”) of rum, or a half-cup, was the standard daily ration for soldiers and sailors alike during the Revolutionary War. The rum ration remained in effect for the British Navy all the way up to July 31, 1970!  This reproduction Gill Cup is handcrafted by redsmith Peter Goebel. Tin-lined and food safe, it measures 2” tall x 2” in diameter and holds 3-ounces.

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