George Washington Papers

Estimate of Expenses of Quarter Master General’s Department Quarter Mastr return 1780-12, December 1780

December 1780

1 Quartr Mastr Genl Commissr
2 Assistt Do Do Do Commisr
28 Depy Qr Mr Genl 23 on Commr the rest at 240 Dr 960
109 Asst Do Do Do Do from 60 to 320 Dr pr M. 17,460
Auditor of Accts
27 Store keepers from 50 to 160 Do Do 2913
2 Do Do from the line 65
72 Clerks from 40 to 250 7293
18 Brigade Qr Masters from 15 to 25 280
9 Barrack Masters 90 to 264 1,134
1 Assistt Do Do 80
1 Supr intendt of Exps Riders 600
17 Expresses 11040
1 Supr intendt Contl propty 360
1 Do Do Roads 160
15 Do Do Horseyards 60 to 400 2,063
5 Do Do Stables 60 to 600 1000
2 Do Do Labourers 90 to 480 570
9 Do Do Woodyards 60 to 120 720
1 Do Do Board yard 100
1 Steward 60
84 Hostlers 30 to 180 6237
2 Ditto from the line 45
40 Labourers hired 45 to 480 4689
18 Ditto from the line 30 to 38 1/2 218
23 Porters hired 60 to 120 580
5 Ditchers Do
22 Cooks hired 6 2/3 to 75 683
2 Clerks of Stables 60 to 120 180
59,490
1 Comy Genl of Forage Commisr
1 Assistt Do Do Commisr
25 Depty Comy Genls 19 on Comr 6 a 240Dr 1440
128 Asst Do Do from 160 to 260 Dr 19,660
20 Clerks 90 to 400 3063
108 Forage Masters 90 to 160 10360
30 hired Measurers 40 to 160 2,110
24 Do from the line 1,440
4 Collectors a 90 360
20 Weighers & Stackers 133 1/3 to 150 2,900
41,333
Brought over.
4 Superintendants from 470 to 1080 pr M 2612
27 Captns 90 to 600 4970
11 Lieutenants 70 to 75 705
59 Foremen Inlisted 40 to 770 12200
6 taken from the line 38 1/2 231
3 Clerks 50 to 60 160
719 Men Inlisted 10 to 480 141148
159 Do taken from the line 10 to 120 5434
94 Do hired 60 to 750 12185
179645
1 Waggon Mastr Genl
11 Dy Do Do Do from 120 to 160 1360
108 Waggon Mastrs Inlistd 80 to 160 10030
3 Do taken from the line 142
21 Do hired 90 1890
256 Waggoners Inlisted 26 2/3 to 90 13780
104 Do taken from the line 10 to 30 2076
272 hired Do 53 1/3 to 133 1/3 4973
34 Pack horse Mastr hired 150 to 250 5120
2 Do Do Men hired 120 31200
3 Teams employed [8][   ] 72371
8 Superintendants from 90 to 330 2014
1 Assistant 298
13 Vessels employed 26 2/3 to 86 2/3 21000
1 Foreman 274
10 Masters of Vessels 120 to 140 1280
5 Mates of Ditto 106 2/3 to 210 636
218 Boat Men from the line &ca 48 to 240 29252
Water Transportation 54754
Waggon Department 72371
Artificers 17964[5]
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Qr Mastr General 59,490
Monthly pay in Drs 407,593

Note,

The above is exclusive of the Wages of the Waggon [Mr] General, & some other Officers & the Comrs drawn by the Qr Mr Genl, two assistants, & 23 Deputies—& the Commissions of the Forage Mr Genl—one assistant & 19 Deputies, upon all the Money wch passes thro’ their hands.

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