A White Whine from the archives!
From Perilous Fight, a book about the War of 1812. This is the secretary of the Navy, Paul Hamilton, whining about the forced sale of his slaves to cover his debts.
"I do not now expect that I shall be left a shelter for myself and family, or a Servant to hand them a cup of water."
HOW THEN, I ASK, SHALL WE DRINK WATER?!