List of clothing needed for officers of the North Carolina State Legion, including related memorandum from Thomas Burke to William Richardson Davie
Long, Nicholas, ca. 1726-1797; Et Al.
Volume 22, Pages 614-615
STORES ORDER FOR THE STATE OFFICERS.
21st April, 1782.
Thos. Burke, Esq., Gov., &c.
Major Long will be so good as to set down the names of the Officers in the return of Stores. There is no fine Cloth, and I fear no fine linnin.
An estimate of cloathing for the Officers of the State regt., Viz.,
50 yds. of Coarse Cloth for Cloaks and trimming.
To 171/2 do. of fine Do., for reg’r Coats, Do.
To 30 Do., for jackets, bretches, &c., Do.
To 160 yds Linnen for shirts, Do.
To 40 prs. of Stockings.
To 10 prs. of Boots or leather for Boots.
To 10 Hats.
The Officers, on account of their pressing Necessities, request his
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Excellency to give an order for the above Estimate, that they may have it in their power to appear as becomes their rank.
NICHOLAS LONG, Major.
Hillsborough, 21st., 1782.
Col. Davie, or his assist., Halifax.
Deliver to the above named officers Cloathing proportioned to that ordered for the officers of the Continental Line, if in the Public Stores, or such Articles as are in store, in like proportion.