Estimate of Provisions and Table of Distances
for New Jersey Magazines
[c.29 October 1776]
An Estimate of the Magazines to be laid in at the following Posts for the Subsistance1 of the Troops and for the Horses in Waggons and Artillery.
|2000 Men at Fort Lee for Five Months||3100||3100||300||10000|
|At Hackinsack for the Use of the Hospital2 allowing fresh Provisions to supply the rest||1000||300||150||1500|
|At Equacanaugh [Acquacknack] to furnish the Troops at Elizabeth Town and Newark and to subsist the Main Army in passing to Philadelphia||3000||3000||300||10000|
|At Springfield a Weeks Provision for 20000 Men on their Way to Philadelphia||700||700||50||1500|
|At Boundbrook the Same||700||700||50||1500|
|At Prince Town the Same||700||700||50||1500|
|At Trentown to subsist 20000 Men for three Months||3000||3000||300||10000|
|N.B.||From Fort Lee to Hackinsack by new Bridge3||9||Miles||Water Carriage from this place|
|from Hackinsack to Equacanaugh||5||Miles||Do|
|from Equacanaugh to Springfield||16||Miles||7 Miles to a Landing at Newark|
|from Springfield to Boundbrook||19||Miles||7 Miles to a Landing at Brunswick|
|from Boundbrook to princetown||20||Miles||12 Miles Land Carriage to Daleware River|
|from Prince Town to Trentown||12||Miles.||Water Carriage to Philadelphia|
N.B. In the above calculation an Allowance is made for Supplying the Troops passing and Repassing from the different States.
1. The copyist inadvertently wrote “Subsistancee” on the manuscript.
2. On orders from GW Dr. John Morgan recently had set up a general hospital at Hackensack to care for sick and wounded Continental soldiers (see Morgan, Vindication description begins John Morgan. A Vindication of His Public Character in the Station of Director-General of the Military Hospitals, and Physician in Chief to the American Army; Anno, 1776. Boston, 1777. description ends , xxii-xxiii, xxx-xxxi, 15–16, 46–47, 142–43).
3. New Bridge was on the Hackensack River about two miles north of the town of Hackensack.