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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Militia Supplies.

French Militia 1750 By Francis Back.


Following is a list of supplies issued to a French and Indian raiding party in the winter of 1747, which was led by Commander Boucher de Niverville. This list has been, in part, re-translated by the author
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Supplies for the six militia men:
6 pounds of gunpowder in bags of one eighth of an ell
12 pounds of lead in bags
6 butcher knives
6 flint and steel with tinderbox and tinder
6 awls
36 musket flints 6 tumplines
6 bearskins
6 deerskins weighing 17 pounds
6 pair of ox hide shoes
6 tomahawks
4 ells of mazamet in 6 pairs of mittens and 6 pairs of ƒocks
6 cotton shirts
6 pairs of snowshoes
6 toboggans
6 pairs of ice creepers
6 pounds of tobacco
The New World Woodsman. His clothing, tools and accoutrements By Keith H. Burgess.

1 comment:

Ross Gilmore said...

Great information. Thank you for posting this.