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Food, weapons and clothes for a year.....

Post#1 » Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:41 pm

Food, weapons and clothes for a year.....


in 1735:-)! How's it compare with your's today? [More of the 'survival plan' at link.]Ghost


Issue #1 January 2004
Page 3


A Voyage to Georgia.
Begun in the Year 1735.
Containing,
An account of the Settling the Town of Frederica, in the Southern Part of the Province; and a Defcription of the Soil, Ait, Birds, Beasts, Trees, Rivers, Islands, &c.
With
The Rules and Orders made by the Honourable the TRUSTEES for that Settlement; including the Allowances of provisions, Cloathing, and other Neceffaries to the families and Servants which went thither.
Printed for Jacob Robinson in Ludgate-Street, 1744.



The Trustees for establishing the Colony of GEORGIA in America, ordered a new Town to be built in that Colony, and an Embarkation to be made for that Purpose. They
The following Rules were given for the Embarkation, viz.

RULES for the Year 1735.

The Trustees intend this Year to lay out a County, and build a new Town in Georgia.
They will give to such Persons as they send upon the Charity,

To every Man, A Watch-Coat,

A Musket and Bayonet,
An Hatchet,
An Hammer,
An Hand-saw,
A shod Shovel or Spade,
A broad Hoe,
A narrow Hoe,
A Gimlet,
A drawing Knife,
An Iron Pot, and a pair of Pot-hooks,
A Frying-pan,

And a publick Grindstone to each Ward or Village.

Each Working Man will have for his Maintenance in the Colony for one Year,
312 lib. of Beef or Pork,
104 lib. of Rice,
104 lib. of Indian Corn, or Pease,
104 lib. of Flower,
1 Pint of Strong-beer a Day to a Man
when he works, and not otherwise,
52 Quarts of Molasses for brewing Beer,
16 lib. of Cheese,
12 lib. of Butter,
8 oz. of Spice,
12 lib. of Sugar,
4 Gallons of Vinegar,
24 lib. of Salt,
12 Quarts of Lamp-Oil, and
1 lib. of Spun-Cotton,
12 lib. of Soap.
To be delivered
in such Proportions,
and at such Times,
as the Trust shall
think Proper.

To the Mothers, Wives, Sisters or Children of such Men, for one Year, that is to say, to every Person of the Age of 12 Years, and upwards, the following Allowance:

260 lib. of Beef or Pork,
104 lib. of Rice,
104 lib. of Indian Corn, or Pease
52 Quarts of Molasses for brewing Beer,
16 lib. of Cheese,
12 lib. of Butter,
8 oz. of Spice,
12 lib. of Sugar,
4 Gallons of Vinegar,
24 lib. of Salt,
6 Quarts of Lamp-Oil, and
Half a Pound of Spun-Cotton, and
12 lib. of Soap. To be delivered
as before.

For every Person above the Age of Seven, and under the Age of Twelve, half the said Allowance; being esteemed half an Head,

And for every Person above the Age of Two, and under the Age of Seven, one Third of the said Allowance; being esteemed one Third of an Head. The Trustees pay their Passage from England to Georgia; and in the Voyage they will have in every Week four Beef Days, two Pork Days, and one Fish Day; and their Allowance served out daily as follows:

On the Four Beef Days.
Four Pounds of Beef for every Mess of 5 Heads,
And Two Pounds and a half of Flower,
And half a Pound of Suet or Plumbs.

On the Two Pork Days.
Five Pounds of Pork, and
Two Pints and an half of
Pease,
For every 5 Heads
And on the Fish Day.
Two Pounds and an half
Of Fish, and half a
Pound of Butter,
For every 5 Heads.
The whole at 16 oz.
To the Pound.



And allow each Head seven Pounds of Bread, of fourteen Ounces to the Pound, by the Week. And three Pints of Beer, and two Quarts of Water (whereof one of the Quarts for drinking, and the other for Dressing the Ship-Provisions) each Head, by the Day for the Space of a Month; and a Gallon of Water) whereof two Quarts for drinking, and the other two for dressing the Ship-Provisions) each Head, by the Day after, during their Voyage.


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