George Washington Papers

Enclosure: Estimate of Army Expenses, 25 December 1775


Estimate of Army Expenses

[c.25 December 1775]

A Gross Calculation of the Sum wanted to pay off the Army upon the Old establishment & to pay One Months pay advance to the New Established Regiments, with other necessary Contingent and Incidental Charges.

To the pay of 34 Old Regiments for the Months of October, November & Decemr, Averaged a[t] 3500£ each Regiment £ 119000
To the Regiment of Artillery for the same time 3960
To the pay 27 Regimts, New Establishmt, for the Month of January at 1618:12 each 43502
To the Regiments of Artillery for January 1979 :16
To 1376 Dollars advanced each of the New Corps to purchase Blankets 11145 :15
To a Company of Artificers for 4 Months 880 : 8
To purchase of Arms for the New Regiments 15500
To the pay of 5000 Militia for Six weeks 20000
To the demands of the Commissary Generl 50000
To Ditto of the Quarter Master General 5000
To 4 Months expence of Genl Hospital estimated at 4000
To Do of the General & Staff Officers estimated at 3260 :16
Lawfull money £ 278228 :15
£278,228:15 reduced to Dollars amount to 927429 :16

N.B. the five Connecticut Regiments upon the Old establishment, are not Included in the above Account, they being gone Home & will be cleared off by the Colony.

LB, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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