Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and have ready 1 quart of oysters in their liquor.
2 cups coarsely crushed soda crackers
1 cup dry bread crumbs
3/4 cup melted butter
Place a thin layer of the crumb mixture in the bottom of a buttered casserole. Cover with half the oysters. Pour over oysters a layer of HALF of the following mixture:
1 cup cream
Nutmeg or mace
Salt and pepper
Follow with three-quarters of the remaining crumbs and the remaining oysters. Pour other half of seasoned cream over oysters. Cover with remaining bread crumbs. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.