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Letter from George Doherty to Richard Caswell
Doherty, George
September 26, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 781-782

GOV. CASWELL FROM GEORGE DOHERTY, CLOTHIER CUMBERLAND BATTALION.


September 26th, 1787.

Sir:

I received by Mr. Markham two letters from Major Evans, one dated 26th August and the other of the 10th Instant, in which he requests Clothing for his Men in the most pressing terms as the Men declare they will not march without them; I make no doubt but he has communicated his situation to your Excellency with a Return of those who are enlisted to get Cloathing; to me he has enclosed an attested Copy of a Return for that purpose, amounting to 93 in number for the following Articles, viz: 93 Hatts, 93 Hunting Shirts, 93 Vest, 93 prs. of Leather Breeches, 93 Blankets, 186 Shirts, 186 Stocks, 186 prs. of Shoes and 186 pr. Stockings. How to make an estimate of the Sum necessary to purchase and get those Articles

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made up is more than I can pretend to do with any degree of precision the prices of imported Goods being so fluctuating of late, but if your Excellency will grant a warrant on the Treasury for the amount of the following rough Sketch, partly guess work, I shall proceed immediately to purchase or if it is for a smaller sum I can be getting some made up till more can be purchased when the prices are ascertained. Your answer per first opportunity will oblige your Excellency’s

Most Obedient humble Servant,
GEO. DOHERTY,
Cloth’r Cumberland Batt’n.

93 Hatts, at 10s
£46
10
00
93 Hunting Shirts, 2½ yds. each, 232½ yds. at 2s
23
5
00
186 Shirts, 3½ yds. each, 641 yards at 4s
128
4
00
186 Stocks, at 1s 6d
13
19
00
Lining, pocket & facing for Vest at 2 yards each, is 186 yds., at 2s
18
12
00
93 Vest ¾ yd. Cloth each, 69¾ yards each at 20s
69
15
00
93 Stocks Mohair, at 1s
4
13
00
93 Doz. Buttons, at 1s 6d
6
19
00
93 pr. Leather Breeches, at 40s
186
00
00
186 pr. Stockings, at 9s
83
14
00
186 pr. Shoes, at 16s
148
16
00
93 Good Blankets, at 30s
139
10
00
£869
17
00
Making 93 Hunting Shirts, at 2s 6d
£11
12
6
186 Shirts, at 4s
37
4
00
93 Vests, at 8s
37
4
00
£86
00
6
£955
17
6