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Enclosure C: [Estimate of Expenses of War Department, 1794], 14 December 1793

C.

Estimate of the Expenses of the War Department, for the Year One Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety Four.28
The Legion of the United States
Pay.
General Staff—to wit.
Dollars per Month
1 Major General at 166 1,992.  
2 Brigadier-Generals 104 2,496.  
1 Major Commandant of Artillery 55 660.  
1 Major of Dragoons 55 660.  
1 Quarter-Master 100 1,200.  
 
1 Pay-Master at Head-quarters 60 720.  
1 Adjutant to do the duty as Inspector 75 900.  
1 Chaplain 50 600.  
1 Surgeon of the Staff 70 840.  
1 Deputy Quarter-Master 50 600.  
2 Aids-de-Camp to the Major General, in addition to their pay in the Line 24 576.  
2 Aids-de-Camp, one for each of the Brigadiers, in addition to their pay in the Line 24 576.  
6 Surgeon’s Mates for the Hospitals for the Western and Southern Frontiers 30 2,160.  
1 Principal Artificer 40 480.  
1 Second Artificer 26  312.  
14,772.  
First Sub-Legion.
Field. Dollars per Month.
1 Lieutenant-Colonel-Commandant at 75 900.  
3 Majors 50 1,800.  
2,700.  
Staff.
1 Sub-legionary Pay-Master 10 120.  
1 Sub legionary Quarter-Master 8 96.  
3 Battalion Quarter-Masters 8 288.  
3 Adjutants 10 360.  
1 Sub-legionary Surgeon 45 540.  
3 Battalion Surgeon’s Mates 30 1,080.  
3 Sergeant-Majors 7 252.  
3 Quarter-Master-Sergeants 7 252.  
2,988.  
5,688.  
One Company of Artillery.
1 Captain 40 480.  
2 Lieutenants 26 624.  
4 Sergeants 6 288.  
4 Corporals 5 240.  
10 Artificers 8 960.  
40 Privates 3 1,440.  
2 Musicians 4   96.  
4,128.  
One Troop of Horse.
1 Captain 40 480.  
1 Lieutenant 26 312.  
1 Cornet 20 240.  
6 Sergeants 6 432.  
6 Corporals 5 360.  
1 Farrier 8 96.  
1 Sadler 8 96.  
1 Trumpeter 4 48.  
65 Dragoons 3 2,340.  
4,404.  
 
Eight Companies of Infantry.
8 Captains 40 3,840.  
8 Lieutenants 26 2,496.  
8 Ensigns 20 1,920.  
48 Sergeants 6 3,456.  
48 Corporals 5 2,880.  
1 Senior Musician 6 72.  
15 Musicians 4 720.  
648 Privates 3 23,328.  
38,712.  
Four Companies of Riflemen.
4 Captains 40 1,920.  
4 Lieutenants 26 1,248.  
4 Ensigns 20 960.  
24 Sergeants 6 1,728.  
24 Corporals 5 1,440.  
4 Buglers 4 192.  
328 Privates 3 11,808.  
19,296.  
72,228.  
Amount of the Pay of the Legion of the United States
General Staff 14,772.  
The First Sub-Legion 72,228.  
Second Sub-Legion 72,228.  
Third Sub-Legion 72,228.  
Fourth Sub-Legion 72,228.  
303,684.  
Subsistence.
Rations.  
1 Major-General 15 Rations per day 5,475.  
2 Brigadier-Generals 12 8,760.  
4 Lieutenant Colonels commandants 6 8,760.  
14 Majors 4 20,440.  
1 Adjutant 6 2,190.  
1 Pay-Master at Head-quarters 4 1,460.  
1 Quarter-Master 6 2,190.  
1 Deputy Quarter-Master 3 1,095.  
1 Surgeon to the Staff 6 2,190.  
4 Surgeons 3 4,380.  
12 Surgeons Mates 2 8,760.  
6 Surgeons Mates for Garrison 2 4,380.  
1 Principal Artificer 3 1,095.  
1 Second Artificer 2 730.  
56 Captains 3 61,320.  
60 Lieutenants 2 43,800.  
48 Ensigns 2 35,040.  
4 Cornets 2 2,920.  
 
Money in lieu of rations, as by law, at the Option of the Officers, at the Contract price, at the Post respectively, where the rations shall become due.
240 Privates and non-commissioned of the Artillery,
320 Non-commissioned and Privates of the Cavalry,
4560 Non-commissioned and Privates of the Infantry,
5120 Men at 1 Ration 1,868,800  
Rations 2,083,785  
2,083,785 Rations, at 15 Cents per ration, is Dollars 312,567.75
Forage.
Staff. Dollars per Month Dollars
1 Major-General 20 240  
2 Brigadier-Generals 16 384  
4 Lieutenant-Colonels Commandant 12 576  
13 Majors 10 1,560  
1 Pay-Master at Head-Quarters 10 120  
1 Adjutant-General 12 144  
1 Quarter-Master-General 12 144  
1 Deputy-Quarter-Master General 10 120  
4 Aids-de-Camp 10 480  
4 Brigade-Majors 6 288  
4 Adjutants 6 288  
1 Surgeon to the Staff 12 144  
4 Surgeons 10 480  
12 Surgeon’s Mates 6 864  
6 Surgeon’s Mates for Garrisons 6 432  
4 Pay-Masters 6 288  
12 Quarter-Masters 6  864  
7,416.  
Cavalry.
1 Major 10 120.  
4 Captains 10 480.  
4 Lieutenants 6 288.  
4 Cornets 6 288.  
320 Privates 6 23,040.  
24,216.  
Cloathing.
 240 Non-Commissioned and Privates Artillery
 320 Non-Commissioned and Privates Cavalry
4,560 Non-Commissioned and Privates Infantry
5,120
  480 Contingencies Dollars.  
5,600 Suits at 20 dollars per Suit 112,000.  
Equipments for the Cavalry.
Dolls: Cts Doll: Cts
 13 Officers Equipments at 18.25 237.25
320 Saddles 6.60 2,112.  
 
320 Briddles 1.66 531.20
320 Cartouch Boxes .80 256.  
160 Sword Belts .56 89.60
  6 Bugle Horns 4.   24.  
320 Pair of Holsters 2.50 800.  
320 Bags .48 153.60
160 Swords 1.44 230.40
160 Pair of Pistols 5.   800.  
320 Horseman’s Caps 2.50 800.  
320 Pair of Boots and Spurs 4.   1,280.  
7,314. 5
Horses for the Cavalry.
160 Horses to replace those which may die, or become unfit for Service, at 100 dollars Dollars 16,000.  
Bounty.
To complete the Number in lieu of the discharged Soldiers, those rendered unfit for duty, and deserters, in 1793 and 1794 Doll: 5,000.  
Hospital Department.
For Medicines, Instruments and Stores for the Hospital for the Garrisons and Posts on the Western and Southern Frontiers, also the Subsistence of a purveyor, Assistants and Nurses in the Hospital, and examination of Invalid pensioners Dollars 20,000.  
Ordnance Department.
For the Salaries of Store-keepers at the different Arsenals.
Springfield, Massachusetts 480.  
Deputy Store-keeper  240.  
720.  
West-Point, New-York 480   
Deputy Store-keeper  240   
720.  
Albany, New-York 400.  
Fort Rensselaer and its dependencies, do.  172.  
572.  
Trenton, New Jersey (to be established) 400.  
Commissary of Military Stores at
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 500.  
Carlisle,      do. 60.  
Fort Pitt      do. 360.  
New-London, Virginia 430.  
Manchester,    do.   50.   480.  
Charleston, South-Carolina  100.  
3,912.  
Rents
Philadelphia 666.66
New London 350.  
Manchester  66.66
1,083.32
Labourers at the different Arsenals 400.  
Coopers, and Armourers, and Carpenters, occasionally employed 600.  
Two Conductors of Military Stores   720.  
1,720.  
2,803.32
6,715.32
An Appropriation will be Requisite for the Following Enumerated Buildings, Repairs and Articles, Directed to be Made and Purchased by the President of the United States.
The Expenses of new Carriages for 230 pieces of Brass Field Artillery, at the different Arsenals of the United States, averaged at 140 dollars each 32,200.  
The expenses of New Carriages for 134 Iron Cannon with Garrison Carriages, averaged at 50 dollars each 6,700.  
The expense of 20 Mortar Beds, at 40 dollars each 800.  
Repairs of 14,000 Arms, at 2 dollars each 28,000.   }
Cleaning of 12,000   do.    25 Cents 3,000.  
31,000.  
In the different Arsenals
Repairs of Fortifications at West-Point 10,000.  
80,700.  
The expense of casting 50 Brass Field Pieces out of the useless Mortars 2,500.  
One hundred Tons of Lead, at 8⅔ dollars per hundred 17,333.34
Seventy-five Tons Gun-powder, at 20 dollars per hundred 30,000.  
One Thousand rifled Muskets, at 12 dollars each 12,000.  
61,833.34
Equipments for Cavalry.
Five hundred equipments, consisting of Saddles with girths, surcingles, pads and Stirrups, holsters, bridles, halters, mail pillions and Straps, valices, Horseman’s Cartouch Boxes, nose-bags, and horseman’s Swords with belts and Scabbards, at 16½ dollars, each  8,250.  
Ten thousand knapsacks, at 50 Cents each 5,000.  
Ten thousand Cartridge Boxes, at 1 dollar each 10,000.  
Two thousand tents, at 10 dollars each 20,000.  
One hundred Horseman’s tents, at 20 dollars each 2,000.  
Twenty Officers Marquees, at 150 dollars each 3,000.  
40,000.  
For a Magazine and buildings proper to constitute a Magazine and Arsenal above Albany, in the State of New York 5,000.  
For the purchase of  29 Acres of ground for ditto 1,000.  
6,000.  
For the same objects a suitable position above the falls of Delaware   6,000.  
Dollars  12,000.  
Defensive protection of the Frontiers Dollars 130,000.  
 
For the year 1792 there has been paid, for the defensive protection of the Frontiers, the following Sums; all accounts for the Year 1793 have not yet been presented or adjusted.
Pennsylvania 14,136.46
Virginia 32,191.69
Territory N.W. of the Ohio 4,296.26
Ditto,   S.W. of the Ohio 52,338.60
Georgia 7,164.78
For 1792, Dollars 110,127.79
For Scouts  15,000.  
Dollars 125,127.79
The great pay allowed the mounted Dragoons, enhanced exceedingly the amount of expences for the defensive protection of the frontiers for the year 1792, and from the present disposition of the Indians, North of the Ohio, and contiguous to the South-West Territory and Georgia, will require an equal or greater Sum for the year 1794 than was paid in the year 1792.
Indian Department.
For defraying the Expenses of the Indian Department Dollars.   50,000.  
Quarter-Master’s Department.
Waggons and Horses, and forage tents, boats &ca. also the transportation of the recruits, ordnance and military Stores, and all the Articles of the Quarter-Master’s Department, the purchase of Axes, Camp-kettles, pack Saddles, Iron, fuel, boards, nails, paint, company books, Stationary, &ca. Also the pay and subsistence of all Clerks, and of the Artificers employed in said Department Dollars 150,000.  
The Advances made to the Quarter-Master’s department, during the present year, amount to Dollars 176,441. 9
Appropriation this Year 100,000.
Forage 34,856.
134,856.  
Deficiency Dollars 41,585. 9
Contingencies of War Department.
For Maps, hiring Expresses, allowances to Officers for extra Expenses, printing, loss of Stores of all kind, advertising and apprehending deserters Dollars 30,000.  
Invalid Pensioners.
For the annual allowance to the Invalids of the United States, from 5th. day of March, one thousand Seven hundred and ninety four, to the fourth day of March, one thousand Seven hundred and ninety-five, inclusively. Doll: Cts. Doll: Cts.
New Hampshire 3,770.68
Massachusetts 11,713.75
Rhode-Island 3,119.  
Connecticut 7,127.86
Vermont 388.  
 
New York 16,260
New Jersey 4,039.27
Pennsylvania 16,748.32
Delaware 1,884.  
Maryland 4,240.  
Virginia 8,028.26
North Carolina 1,070.  
South Carolina 1,000.  
Georgia   850.41
80,239.55
Recapitulation.
Pay of the Legion of the United States 303,684.  
Subsistence 312,567.75
Forage 31,632.  
Cloathing 112,000.  
Equipments for the Cavalry 7,314. 5
Horses for the Cavalry 16,000.  
Bounty 5,000.  
Hospital Department 20,000.  
Ordnance Department 6,715.32
Repairs and Articles directed to be made and purchased by the President of the United States 202,783.34
Defensive protection of the Frontiers 130,000.  
Indian Department 50,000.  
Quarter-Master’s Department 150,000.  
Contingencies of the War Department 30,000.  
Invalid Pensioners   80,239.55
Dollars 1,457.936. 1

One Million, four hundred fifty-seven thousand, nine hundred thirty-six dollars, One Cent.

H. Knox, Secretary at War.


I Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy of the Original on file, in this Office.

Joseph Nourse, Register.

Total Dollars 1,457,936. 1
Deduct Invalid pensioners   80,239.  
Leaves Dollars 1,377,697. 1

28Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, 1784–1795, Vol. IV, National Archives.

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