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A List of Supplies for French and Indian Forces 1747.

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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
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Supplies for the six militia men:

6 pounds of gunpowder in bags of one eighth of an ell
12 pounds of lead in bags
6 butcher knives
6 flint and steel with tinderbox and tinder
6 awls
36 musket flints 6 tumplines
6 bearskins
6 deerskins weighing 17 pounds
6 pair of ox hide shoes
6 tomahawks
4 ells of mazamet in 6 pairs of mittens and 6 pairs of socks
6 cotton shirts
6 pairs of snowshoes
6 toboggans
6 pairs of ice creepers
6 pounds of tobacco

Supplies for three cadets:
3 pounds of gunpowder
3 bearskins
6 pounds of lead and ball
3 deerskins weighing 8 pounds
3 butcher knives
3 folding knives
3 flint and steel and tinderbox with tinder
3 worms
3 awls
18 musket flints
3 tumplines
3 tomahawks
3 pounds of tobacco
2 ells of mazamet in 3 pairs of mittens and 3 pairs of ƒocks
3 ells of molten in 3 pairs of leggings
3 cotton shirts
3 pairs of snowshoes
3 toboggans

Supplies for commander Boucher de Niverville:
2 pounds of gunpowder
1 deerskin weighing three pounds
4 pounds of lead and ball
1 pair of ox hide shoes
2 butcher knives
1 tomahawk
1 folding knife
2 thirds of an ell of mazamet in one pair of mittens and one pair of socks
1 flint and steel and tinderbox with tinder
1 awl
1 ell of molton in one pair of leggings
1 worm
1 cotton shirt
6 musket flints
1 pair snowshoes
1 tumpline
1 pound of chocolate
1 bearskin
1 toboggan
2 pounds of tobacco

Supplies for the 45 Abenaki warriors
45 pounds of gunpowder in a keg
90 pounds of ball in two bags of one eighth of an ell
45 butcher knives
45 folding knives
45 flint and steel and tinderbox with tinder
45 worms
20 awls
200 gun flints
12 tumplines
10 untanned deerskins
20 tomahawks
200 arrow heads
45 deerskins weighing 121 pounds
10 pairs of snowshoes
15 ells of mazamet in 45 pairs of mittens
6 small crib blankets to make shoe liners
12 toboggans
50 pounds of tobacco
12 stone pipes
10 ells of molton in 10 pairs of leggings
22 ells of mazamet and 4 ounces of Rennes thread in 4 capotes
36 ells of Lyon linen in 12 shirts
6 - 2 and a half point blankets
12 crooked knives
4 pounds of vermilion
1 and a half ells of broadcloth in 6 breech cloths
4 uncovered kettles weighing 23 pounds

Supplies for 40 days for the whole party:
15 bushels of cornmeal in 55 bags of one quarter of an ell
400 pounds of salt pork and 400 pounds of hardtack in 14 sacks
1375 pounds of whole flour in 55 bags of one quarter of an ell
4 bushels of peas and 6 bushels of corn in 20 bags of half an ell
4 pots of brandy and 1 pot of wine in 3 casks
1 oilcloth
2 new muskets
6 small files
25 fish hooks
3 pots of cheap rum for Indians upon departure
6 pounds of rice in one bag of one quarter of an ell

Supplies for 24 Abenakis and Iroquois who have joined our party:
24 pounds of gunpowder in one bag of half an ell
48 pounds of lead and ball in one bag of one eighth of an ell
24 butcher knives
24 flint and steel and tinderbox with tinder
24 worms
24 awls
100 musket flints
15 pairs of snowshoes
10 tomahawks
5 large axes
24 deerskins weighing 65 pounds
6 toboggans
100 arrow heads
6 stone pipes
8 ells of mazamet in 24 pairs of mittens
3 crib blankets for shoe liners
24 pounds of tobacco
2 pounds of vermilion
2 muskets
1 kettle weighing nine and a half pounds
500 pounds of whole wheat flour in 24 bags of one quarter of an ell
4 small files
5 bushels of corn meal in 12 bags of one quarter of an ell
2 bushels of peas in 8 bags of one quarter of an ell
50 pounds of grease in 5 kegs
150 pounds of salt pork and 300 pounds of hardtack in 8 bags
48 pounds of beef
72 pounds of bread
1 pot of cheap rum

Reference (7).
The New World Woodsman. His clothing, tools and accouterments. By Keith H. Burgess.

7) France, Archives de Colonies series C11A, volume 117, folios 191v to 194, National Archives of Canada, microfilm f-118.
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Keith.
 

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