George Washington Papers

Enclosure I, 16 April 1756

Enclosure I

[c.16 April 1756]

Scheme for forming the Quota of Virga Troops 2000 into two Battalions of ten Companies each as the best & chexapest Method Officers following

Pay pr Day
1 Colonel who is to have the Command of the whole & have a Compa. £1 10. 0
2 Lieut. Colonels for 1st & 2d Battalion each a Company each 17. 6
2 Majors—with Companies also 15. 0
15 Captains each a Company 10. 0
1 Capt. Lieut. to command the Colonels Company, rank as Captain and paid as Lieutenant 5. 0
19 First Lieuts. for the 19 remaining Companies each 5. 0
20 Second Lieuts.
1 for each Company each
4. 6
20 Ensigns 1 for each Company 4. 0
80 Serjeants 4 to each Company 1. 4
80 Corporals 4 to each Company 1. 0
40 Drums 2 to each Company 10
1740 Private Men 87 to each Company 8d.

By this Scheme there woud be 20 Companies 5 of which to be commanded by the Field Officers the other 15 by Captains the Establishment of each Company woud then be—

1 Captain—@ 10/per Day amounts per anm to £182. 10. 0
1 First Lieut.—@ 5/ 91. 5. 0
1 Second Lieut.—@ 4/6 82. 2. 6
1 Ensign—@ 4/ 73. 0. 0
4 Serjeants each 1/4 97. 6. 8
4 Corporals each 1/ 73. 0. 0
 
2 Drums—10d. 30. 4. 4
87 Private Men & B[at] Men 8d. 1058. 10. 0
£1687. 18. 6
Fifteen Companies at the same Rate only in Regard to the Difference between the Field Officers & Captains, but that included the Pay for the 20 Companies with all the Commissioned Officers amounts per Annum to } 33,561. 10. 0
Staff Officers Pay for the 2 Battalions will be 584. 0. 0
Pay for the whole per Annum amts to £34,145. 10. 0

D, DLC:GW. This is GW’s retained copy, written in George Mercer’s hand and docketed by GW.

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