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Memorandum by William Blount concerning pay for the North Carolina Militia
Blount, William, 1749-1800
May 15, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 818-819

ESTIMATES BY PAYMASTER BLOUNT OF THE MILITIA.

An estimate of the Sum supposed to be necessary to pay the Militia that have been, & now are, in Service. It is supposed that each Man will be five Months from the day He is drafted to the day He returns Home:

Balance due Genl. Ashe's Brigade
£25,000
Do. due Genl. Butler's Brigade
25,000
General Lillington's Brigade—suppose it to consist of
1,500 privates.
150,000
30 Ensigns
10,500
30 Lieutenants.
11,400
30 Captains
19,200
2 Majors.
1,740
2 Lieut. Colonels.
2,140
2 Colonels
2,760
Brigadiers.
750
The Staff & Waggonage
25,000
223,490
Gen. Caswell's Brigade—suppose it to consist of
1,250 Privates.
125,000
25 Ensigns
8,750
25 Lieutenants
9,500
25 Captains
16,000
2 Majors.
1,740
2 Lieut. Colonels.
2,140
2 Colonels
2,760
Brigadiers
750
The Staff and Waggonage.
20,000
186,640
£460,130
WM. BLOUNT,
P. M. Militia.

May 15th, 1780.

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By a return from B. G. Wm. Caswell, dated Lanier's (?), Friday, 2d May, 1780, it appears there are:

1 Col.
2 Lt. Colo.
2 Majors.
15 Capts.
14 Lieuts.
10 Ensigns.
1 Inspector.
1 B. Major.
1 Surgeon.
2 Adjutants.
3 Qr. Masters.
1 F. Master.
2 Serg. Majors.
3 Qr. Master Sergt.
2 D. & F. Majors.
35 Sergts.
11 Drums & Fifes.
5 Waggoners.
599 rank and file fit for Duty.
Total, 650.