SOLDIERS

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KING PHILIP'S WAR

Chapter 13, Part VI 

COMMISSARY DEPARTMENT

The following accounts are inserted in this place as showing somewhat the method and material of the commissary department at that time. The accounts, as will be noticed, relate largely to the early part of the war, and the Mount Hope campaign under General Cudworth. The preliminary accounts having been squared by Mr. Southward (Southworth), all the rest were gathered in the general settlement in January, 1675-6. -- In Hull's Journal.

27 August 1675, Plymouth Colony Dr. to Cash for severalls as followeth.

To Phillip Curtis

for five men to guard powder and shott, 00, 17, 00

To the Guard

for expence at Roxbury, 00, 08, 06, 02, 05, 09

-

for 1/4 bbl of biskett, 00, 05, 09

-

for 1lb of powder besides what they brought, 00, 01, 90

Expense

of sd Guard at Dedham, 00, 13, 00

September 14th, 1675

Richard Smith

for guarding Ammunition, 00, 03, 00

John Lawrence

ditto., 00, 03, 00

James Hosly

ditto., 00, 03, 00, 00, 15, 00

James Montt

ditto., 00, 03, 00

Ebenezer Hill

ditto., 00, 03, 00

November 23d.

Cr. By Received of Mr. Southward

for disbursements, 03, 00, 09

January 25th 1675

Plimouth Colony Dr. to Sundry accts as hear stated in p'per p'cells, for severlls dd'. by sundry persons for the use of s Colony at divers times from the 29th June last to this moneth inclusive as per the accts, receipts, & orders relating thereunto filed as p No. 1269 & 1270, ś285, 14, 10 ,

Armes for a muskett to Genl Cudworth,

00, 18, 00

Liqors for Rum to viz. Mr. James Brown

9 1/2 Gall, 2, 5, 0, 05, 05, 00

Their forces at Naragansett

12 1/2 gall, 3, 0, 0

Apparel for severalls

viz., 32, 11, 00

To Nathaniel Gunny

1 pr shoes, 0, 4, 0

Ditto Benjamin Peirce

0, 4, 0

To Capt Cornelius

Wastcoat, Shoes & Stokins, 0, 14, 0

To Josiah Joslin

shoes and stockins, 0, 7, 0

To Genl Cudworth

6 pr.shoes and 13 p.stockins, 3, 0, 0

Delivered by the Commissioners to their forces at Narragansett viz.

26

shirts at, 7, 16, 0

6

Wastcoats, 2, 14, 0

9

pr drawers, 1, 4, 0

1

pr breeches, 0, 18, 0

2

lined coats, 3, 0, 0, 28, 2, 0

10

pr shoes, 4, 15, 0

5 pr

stockins

6 yds

of canvas for neckcloaths shott pouch and calicoe, 1, 0, 0

180 yds

sale cloth at ye, 6, 15, 0 (32, 11, 0)

Ammunition Id'

viz, , 103, 08, 10

To the officers

a bagg with 35lbs powder, 2, 14, 0

Ditto to Benjamin Church

with 18lbs and 50 bullets, 2, 13, 6

To the Genll

1 cask bullets qr 1lb or better, 2, 16, 0

To Mr. James Brown

5 1/2 bbl powder at 7lb pr bbl., 38, 10, 0

Ditto 9 cask & 1 chest bullets

qr. 11lb, 25, 13, 4

More dd'. by the Commissaries

480 flints, 0, 10, 0

124 bullets

2, 12, 0

8 half barrells

of powder of the Mattachusetts detained by the Governor of Rhoad Island for 4 barrells lent to Plimouth, 28, 0, 0 (103, 08, 10)

Tobacco, for 15lb

to Nathaniel Gunny, 0, 07, 06

Tooles, dd'

to the officers viz 3 spades, 0, 10, 0

2

Mattucks 1, 14, 0, 02, 08, 00

4

Axes, 1, 04, 0

Biskett dd'

viz. To the Officers 150 cakes, 0, 14, 0

To Mr. James Brown

9 hhds., 31, 10, 0, 44, 04, 00

To Genall Cudworth

3 1/2 hhds., 12, 00, 0

Grocery for

26lb Raisons solis to ditto Brown, , 01, 06, 00

Fish

for 1 hhd. ditto, , 04, 00, 00

Porke

ditto for 5 bbl at 4lb pr bbl, 20, 00, 00, 28, 00, 00

2 bbl

ditt, 8, 00, 00

Miscellanies

for severalls viz, , 24, 19, 06

To Benjamin Church

1 hhd biscake 2 bbl porke, 11, 10, 00

2 bsh.

pease & 1 sack 20lb tobacoe, 01, 02, 00

To Capt. Goram

1hhd biskett & pease wanting 200 cakes 1lb raisons solis 4 large peeces of porke, 03, 17, 06

To Genall Cudworth

1 kittle, 01, 10, 00

To ditto Church

1 jarr oyle 2 galls wine 10lb raisons solis, 01, 03, 00

To Lt Tanner

1bbl pease (4 ?)bbl biscake 2/3bbl porke, 04, 00, 00

To John Cobleigh

for ditt. Ch(urch)? 1bbl salt, 1, 16, 00

At Narragansett 2 qire

p(aper), 0, 01, 00 (24, 19, 06)

Billetings

for quartering 12 souldiers at Mr Miles hous Alsoe Genall Cudworth's and Capt Bradfords Companies the 17th 18th & 19th dayes of July with bread, pease, pork tobaco and liqors, 10, 00, 00

Pease viz To dit. Browne

3hhd with Cask, 9, 00, 00, 10, 15, 00 To dit. Cudworth 2/3hhd, 1, 15, 00

Cask

for 9hhd to ditto Browne, , 2, 01, 00

Maritim--disbursements

viz, , 11, 00, 00 for the frait of 4hhd bisket and 2bbl of tobaco at guess, 1, 00, 00

Ditto to 1/3 pt

of the hire of Vessells, 10, 00, 00

Salt dd'.

viz To Ditto Browne 1hhd qr. 12bsh & Cash, 2, 00, 00, 02, 06, 00

By Ditto Commissaries

1 1/2 bsh, 0, 06, 00

Thomas Terry

for 1 1/2 firkins of sope 1bsh meale, 10 wooden boules and 1 cann, , 02, 05, 00 (285, 14, 10)

June 24th, 1676

 

Plymouth Colony Cr By

Viz. Ammunission for powder & ball returned as p No 3185, 44, 18, 00, 69, 18, 04

Biskett

dit., 22, 00, 00

Graine for pease

dit., 03, 00, 00

By Disbursements for Ballance

as p bond 11535 fol 544, , 215, 16, 06

The account is thus carried to a later Ledger, which is lost

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