George Washington Papers

Enclosure: Joseph Trumbull’s Estimate of a Daily Ration, November 1775

Enclosure

Joseph Trumbull’s Estimate of a Daily Ration

Novr 1775

An Estimate of the Costs of a Days Ration, as allowed the Troops in the Service of the United Colonies.

¾ lb. Pork—at 77/6 per bl £0.0.3.0
1 lb. Beef—at 20/ per Ct—is nearest 2.2
1 lb. Salt Fish—at 18/ per Ct—is do 2. 
1 lb. Bread or Flour—at 20/ per Ct 2.2
1 pt Milk 1. 
½ pt Rice or 1 pt In: Meal per Week £0.0.1.0
Cyder, Beer, or Molosses per do 2.0
24 lb. Soap—7d.—per Do per 100 men 1.3
3 pts Pease or Beans—per do per man     2.1 7. 
Pork is Issued 3 days in the Week }
Beef 3 days—& Fish 1 day in the Week £0.0.2.2
the Mean Sum—is nearest
Bread or Flour—2½d. Milk—1d. 3.2
Weekly Allowances—divided are per diem 1. 
6 oz. Butter per man per Week—omitted—8d.—is nearest      2
per man per diem £0.0.7.2

AD, DLC:GW; ADf, PWacD.

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