18th century

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  1. Cruzatte

    COVID-19 Project

    I finished my fusil de chasse last December. Now I felt like I needed an overcoat to go with it. These are the two front pieces I cut out today from 26 oz. wool broadcloth I purchased from Wm. Booth Draper. The pattern comes from a Canadian company La Fluer de Lyse pattern #NFM1755. White seems...
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    Museum of Appalachia Event 2019.

    https://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/2019/01/museum-of-appalachia-events-2019.html Keith.
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    The Cleaning & Maintenance Of A Muzzle-Loading Gun.

    With so much discussion these days on lubes & chemical cleaning agents, some people must be wondering how people ever managed without them in the 18th century & how so many guns survived! Well they managed just fine ;) Keith.
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    Making 18th Century Sulfur Matches or Spunks.

    Spunks were used in 18th century households for transferring fire to the fireplace or to light a candle from a tinderbox or tinderlighter. Sparks were struck directly onto the tinder in the tinderbox & the sulfur match would be touched to the smouldering tinder to create a flame. Be careful when...
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    Charring Plant & Fungus Tinders without using a "char tin"!!!

    In the 18th & 19th centuries people did not use a tin or any container to char tinder for flint & steel fire lighting. They simply charred the tinder material, be it tow rag (cloth), plant or fungus material, directly in the flames of the fire. Then they extinguished the smouldering...
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    Anyone here Into 18th Century Living History?

    Like the title says, anyone here into 18th century living history? Keith.
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    Bourlamaque Papers, National Archives of Canada (1757).

    EQUIPMENT FOR THE OFFICER DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS: 1 capot; 1 blanket; 1 woolen cap; 2 cotton shirts; 1 pair of leggings; 1 breech-cloth; 2 skeins of thread; 6 needles; 1 awl; 1 fire steel; 6 gunflints; 1 butcher knife; 1 comb; 1 gun worm; 1 pair of moccasins every month; 1 tomahawk. For The...
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    Trail Foods.

    Trail Foods. Byrd. The Secret History. William Byrd II (March 28, 1674 – August 26, 1744) “The Portable Provisions I would furnish our Foresters withal are Glue-Broth and rockahomini : one contains the Essence of Bread, the other of Meat. The best way of making Glue-Broth is after the...
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    Baynton & Wharton, Traders,1768.

    Winter Trade By Robert Griffing. Baynton & Wharton, 1768. I shall impatiently await the Arrival of our red Strouds &c, without which We shall suffer greatly in our Sales. Should any Accident have happend to them I recommend to you to send at least 100 Pieces of the already described Fabrick, as...
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    A List of Supplies for French and Indian Forces 1747.

    By John Buxton. Following is a list of supplies issued to a French and Indian raiding party in the winter of 1747, which was led by Commander Boucher de Niverville. This list has been, in part, re-translated by the author . Supplies for the six militia men: 6 pounds of gunpowder in bags of one...
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    A List Of Goods For Indian Presents. 18th Century.

    From a memorial from Benjamin Martyn, agent for Georgia, to the Board of Trade, Jan. 28, 1755. This is directly from a 1750 list of goods that was used to suggest what should be purchased with £1500 for Indian presents to be distributed to the groups bordering the colony of Georgia, reused by...
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    Order from Sir William Johnson 1756-1757.

    Coming to Trade By John Buxton. A Specification of the Quality and Quantity of Goods necessary to be sent from London for the Northern Indian department. 20, pcs. of blue narrow Cord Strowds 10, ditto. of Black ditto. 5, ditto. of Aurora, or Crimson ditto. 5, ditto. of common Red ditto. 200...
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    Indian Goods List.

    By Frances Beck. My thanks to David Swampfox for this list of goods. In Public Record Office, C.). 5.61, London, England. Enclosed in a letter of Amherst to William Pitt, February 27,1761 p.334-335 Sir William Johnson Papers A list of goods intended for Northern tribes. A List of Such...
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    Supplies for a French Mission. Part One.

    Although this is a list of supplies required for the running of a French mission, for those of us more interested in other interpretations it does give us some insight into what this person considers necessary supplies for the people living and working in a wilderness situation. "This is a...
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    Reading Glass Fire Lighting.

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    Firelock Fire Lighting.

    "There was Dry leaves and sticks under our shelter. I stoped the tuch hole of my gun with tallow and then did ketch fire and we made up a fire and Dryed our selves." Westward Into Kentucky, Daniel Trabue, 1779: “…he was left to amuse himself all night a long side his fier (fire) which he made...
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    The Gunpowder Bag or Wallet.

    One of the author's five leather gunpowder bags. “…fungus that grows on the outside of the birch-tree…used by all the Indians in those parts for tinder…called by the Northern Indians Jolt-thee, and is known all over the country bordering on Hudson’s Bay by the name of Pesogan…there is another...
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    Flint, Steel & Tinderbox.

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    Guns & Stalking Horses.