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Saint John's Volunteers
Cost Estimate

A Calculation of what the Company of St. Johns Volunteers would annually cost Government if completed to the Number of 100 men as first proposed to be rais'd for the protection of said Island.

Subsistence for Ditto
Pay Per Day Pay Per Year
  1 Captain Commandant 10/    182.  10.    0.
  1 Captain Lieutenant   4/8d      85.    3.    4.
  1 First Lieutenant   4/8d      85.    3.    4.
  1 Second Lieutenant   3/8d      66.  18.    4.
  4 Serjeants   1/6    109.  10.    0.
  4 Corporals   1/      73.    0.    0.
  2 Drummers   1/      36.  10.    0.
90 Privates      8d  1095.    0.    0.
  3 Contingent Men      6d      27.    7.    6.
1761.    2.    6.

Provisions for Ditto

     Per Week is 728 Rations, amounts to 37,856 Rations for 1 Year, which is supposed will cost Government 1/ Per Ration-  1892.  16.    0.
     Deduct 2/2d Per Ration for Stoppages-    394.    6.    8.
1498.    9.    4.

Barrack Account for Ditto

To the Officers, 2 1/2 Rooms
To the Men, 8 1/2 Rooms- In all 11 [Rooms]
Equal to 209 Cords of Wood @ 13/6    136.    1.    6.
Ditto to 326 Ct Candles @ 1/8      27.    3.    4.
  163.    4.  10.

Bed and Utensil Money

for 4 Officers         3.    8.    0.
for 100 Men         3.  19.    2.
      7.    7.    2.
     Forrage, Baggage and Batt Money being allowed
for 200 Days- the same will stand as follows Vizt.
     Captain Commandant      65.    0.    0.
     Captain Lieutenant      42.  10.    0.
     First Lieutenant        8.  15.    0.
     Second Lieutenant        8.  15.    0.
  125.    0.    0.
     Total Expence for one Year 3335.    3.  10.

[Docketed]
In Govr. PATTERSON's (No. 6)
of 10th Octr. 1780



Great Britain, Public Record Office, Colonial Office, Class 226, Volume 7, folios 98-99.

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