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Account of clothing provided by the United States for North Carolina troops
Harrison, Richard, 1750-1841
May 26, 1792
Volume 22, Pages 1009-1012

DR. THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.


June 29, 1778—

To account of clothing for the following, delivered Capt. Armstrong, per order Colonel Clark—Pr. Vr. 5343.

3 pairs brown broadcloth, 31¼, 26½ and 4¾ is 62½; 2 pairs gray mixture, 11½ and 18½, is 30; 1 pair dark brown, 26¾—119¼ ells or 144 yards, at 200s.
£1440
0
0
For 143⅝ yards cloth sold to their officers, at 90s, for which the State is credited 200s
789
18
9
£2229
18
9


December, 1779—

To account clothing:

One pair breeches, 698 shirts, 603 pairs stockings, 726 pairs shoes, 161 blankets, 1 pair boots.

April 22, 1778—By account of clothing for the following received:

1 Bale E. P. No. 3, 55 blankets, estimated 60s
£165
0
0
1 Bale, 16 blankets, estimated 60s
48
0
0
1 Bale E. P. 4, No. 5275, 25 blankets, estimated 60s
75
0
0
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1 Bale, No. 17, 24 blankets, estimated 60s
72
0
0
1 Bale, No. 10, 15 blankets, estimated 60s
45
0
0
1 Bale, 14 blankets, estimated 80s
56
0
0
1 Bale, 6 blankets, estimated 80s
24
0
0
12 dozen milled hose, at 120s
72
0
0
£557
0
0


April 22, 1778—

Mease & Caldwell, for the following delivered them, viz., 77 pieces narrow cloth, containing, viz.:

8 pairs blue napps, 292 yards, at 20s
292
0
0
2 pairs blue napps, 96¼ yards, at 24s
115
10
0
4 pairs blue napps, 280¼ yards, at 30s
420
7
6
6 pairs blue plains, 273¼ yards, at 25s
341
11
3
6 pair blue plains, 266 yards, at 32s
425
12
0
4 pairs blue plains, 209 yards, at 35s
365
15
0
2 pairs blue plains, 93¾ yards, at 18s
84
7
6
7 pairs brown plains, 300¼ yards, at 15s
225
3
9
3 pairs brown plains, 131½ yards, at 18s
118
7
0
4 pairs brown plains,, 141¾ and 1-3 yards, at 20s
142
1
8
3 pairs brown plains, 214¼ yards, at 24s
257
2
0
12 pairs brown plains, 528¾ yards, at 25s
660
18
9
3 pairs brown plains, 141¾ and 1-3 yards, at 28s
198
18
4
3 pairs brown napps, 103½ yards, at 20s
103
10
0
2 pairs brown napps, 94½ yards, at 24s
113
8
1
4 pairs brown napps, 178¼ yards, at 32s
285
4
0
4 pairs brown napps, 200¼ yards, at 35s
350
8
9
15 pairs osnabrigs, 1149 ells, at 7s 6d
430
17
6


April 24, 1778—

By Mease & Caldwell, for—

18 ps narrow white swanskin, 464 ells; 9 ps narrow white swanskin, measured, 273⅞ yards; 11 ps green narrow cloth, 377 1-3 yards; 1 ps green narrow cloth, measured, 22¼ yards; 6 ps. brown narrow coating, 129¼ yards; 9 ps blue narrow coating, 313½ yards—54 pieces, containing 1520¾ ells at 30s
2281
2
6
19 bundles sole leather, 2,013 pounds, 26 sides sole leather, 82 sides sole leather, 56 sides curried leather, 3 curried hides, 1,155 pounds—3,168 pounds, at 10s.
1584
0
0
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80 deer skins, at 12s 6d
50
0
0
April 24, 1778—By Mease & Caldwell, account for clothing.
262 pairs shoes at 15s
196
10
0
6 blankets, at 30s
9
0
0
£4020
12
6


May 15, 1778—

Mease & Caldwell, account clothing.

1 bale fine broadcloth No. 1, containing 9 ps different colors, 230⅛ ells or 287⅝ yards, at 200s
£2876
5
0
8 pairs blue coarse napps, 252 5-12; 2 ps blue narrow cloth, 86¾; 10 pairs received in bales Nos. 5 and 8—339 1-6, at 30s
508
15
0
£3385
0
0


June 4, 1778—

William Henry, for two loads leather per Zebulon Baird and L. Auguis’ teams, sent by James Smith and Matthew Locke, Commissioners—

93 sides sole leather, weight 959 pounds; 98 sides upper leather, weight 556 pounds—1515 pounds, at 10s
£757
10
0
145 deer skins, weight 501, at 12s 6d
313
2
6
57 pairs shoes, at 30s
85
10
0
Cl. 11 pairs 90 shoes, 23 Nt. soles, or 1255; 5 2, upper, 616—1371, at 10s
935
10
0
3 0 10 deer skins, 346, at 12s 6d
216
5
0
£2307
17
6


June 10, 1778—

By William Henry, for one load leather delivered him, per Captain Armstrong, of the Sixth North Carolina Regiment, per Vr. 5353.

102 sides harness leather, 903 pounds; 83 sides sole leather, 524 pounds; 14 sides upper leather, 81 pounds—1508 pounds, at 10s
£754
0
0
3 sheep skins, at 15s
2
5
0
10 calf skins, 16 pounds, at 20s
16
0
0
£772
5
0

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August 30, 1778—

William Henry, delivered him in Lancaster, 8th July, per John Johnston, per Vr. 5351, viz.:

1548 pounds sole leather, at 10s; 168 pounds deer skins, at 12s 6d; 155 pounds upper leather, at 10s; 146 pairs shoes, at 30s
£1175
10
0


November 23, 1778—

William Henry, for a parcel of leather received in Lancaster, 29th August, from Reuben Smith and Israel Edwards; wagons sent by Colonel Long from Halifax, delivered William H., Inst. Vr. 5337:

242 sides tanned leather, 2069 pounds; 84 sides dressed leather, 361 pounds—2430 pounds, at 10s
£1215
0
0

Account clothing for the part Colonel Bland stopped from the wagon in Petersburg, 8th August. Per received, viz.:

15 hides and twenty sides rough leather, 568 pounds
£284
0
0


December 31, 1778—

Account clothing received from the Brigade Quartermaster of the Carolina troops, 18th June, 1778—

485 blankets, at 45s
£1091
5
0

This certifies that the foregoing account is a full and true copy taken from the books of James Mease, late clothier general to the army of the United States.

R. HARRISON, Auditor.

Treasury Department, Auditor’s Office, May 26th, 1792.