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Enclosure: Estimate of Provisions and Table of Distances for New Jersey Magazines, 29 October 1776


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.

& Pork
of Hay
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
12200 11500 1200 36000
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.

N. Greene


1The copyist inadvertently wrote “Subsistancee” on the manuscript.

2On 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).

3New Bridge was on the Hackensack River about two miles north of the town of Hackensack.

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