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Sunday, 1 December 2013

Equipment and Clothing 1757. Bourlamaque Papers.

This list is from the Bourlamaque Papers, National Archives of Canada (1757).
1. EQUIPMENT FOR THE OFFICER DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS:
1 capot; 1 blanket; 1 woolen cap; 2 cotton shirts; 1 pair of leggings (mitasses);
1 breech-cloth; 2 skeins of thread; 6 needles; 1 awl; 1 firesteel; 6 gunflints; 1
butcher knife; 1 comb; 1 gunworm; 1 pair of moccasins every month; 1
tomahawk.
For The Winter Campaign in Addition To The Summer Equipment:
1 bearskin; 2 pairs of short stockings (socks); 2 folding knives; 1 pair mittens;
1 vest; 1/2 aune of blanket to make leggings; 2 pairs of deerskin shoes; 1
greased deerskin; 2 portage collars; 1 toboggan; 1 pair of snowshoes.
2. EQUIPMENT FOR THE SOLDIER DURING SUMMER:
1 blanket; 1 capot; 1 cap; 2 cotton shirts; 1 pair of breeches; 1 pair of
underpants; 1 pair of leggings (mitasses); 2 skeins of thread; six needles; 1 awl;
1 fire steel; 6 gunflints; 1 butcher knife; 1 comb; 1 gunworm; 1 tomahawk; 1
pair of moccasins every month.
Winter Equipment In Addition To The Summer One:
2 pairs of short stockings (socks); 1 pair of mittens; 1 vest; 2 folding knives;
1/2 aune of blanket to make leggings; 2 pair of deerskin shoes; 1 greased
deerskin; 2 portage collars; 1 toboggan; 1 pair of snowshoes; 1 bearskin
3. EQUIPMENT FOR THE MILITIAMAN DURING SUMMER:
1 blanket; 1 capot or bougrine (capot or a loose blouse or cape?); 2 cotton
shirts; 1 breech cloth; 1 pair of leggings (mitasses); 2 skeins of thread; 6
needles; 1 awl; 1 firesteel; 6 gunflints; 1 butcher knife; 1 comb; 1 gunworm; 1
tomahawk; 1 pair moccasins every month.
For The Winter Equipment In Addition To The Summer One:
2 pairs of short stockings (socks); 1 pair of mittens; 1 vest; 2 folding knives;
1/2 aune of blanket to make leggings (mitasses); 2 pair of deerskin shoes; 1
greased deerskin; 2 portage collars; 1 toboggan; 1 pair of snowshoes; 1
bearskin.
4. AUGMENTATION FOR EVERY SOLDIER AND MILITIAMAN:
1/2 pound (livre) of gunpowder; 1 pound (livre) of balls; 1 pound (livre) of
tobacco; 1 axe for 2 men; 1 tarpaulin and 1 cooking boiler for every 4 men

2 comments:

Cincinnatus said...

This is great. Thanks for sharing, is the available online or just as microfiche?

-Cincinnatus

Keith H. Burgess said...

Cincinnatus. I found this online, but it is not available as a PDF. If you type 1757. Bourlamaque Papers. into your search engine, you will probably come up with something.
Regards, Keith.