Thomas Mifflin’s Estimate of Quarter Master Expenses
Cambridge October 5–1775
An Estimate of the Cost of a Barrack 96 Feet by 16 Feet; to be divided into 6 Rooms & to contain One hundred Men.
|Joist, or Slit work,||6.|
|Timber for the Frame||12. 6|
|Additional Wages to Soldiers one mo. (16 men) who build the Barrack 20/ mo.|
|The Cost of a Barrack 96, F. by 16 F.|
|At the lowest Estimate we must build One hundred and twenty Barracks of that Size—90 for Cambridge & 30 for Roxbury Camp; which in round numbers will amount to||£12 000|
|Allowing 1½ Cord of Fire wood week to 100 men, the Army will consume in Six months 8000 Cords @ 20/||8 000|
Thomas Mifflin Quart. Mr Genl
ADS, DNA:PCC, item 152; copy, DNA:PCC item 169.