supplies for Niverville's raiding party 1747

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  1. Mar 28, 2019 #41

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    From the early 1600's till the end of the American Revolution, France and England were at war with each other for most of the time period, and at peace not so much.

     
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    An old English measure of length equal to 45 inches. Commonly used to describe fabrics, just as we use yards, today.
     
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    Anybody notice that some of the kettles weighed 6 lbs. and one weighed more than 9 lbs. ? I wonder about cast iron ?

    Folks are assuming the tobacco for the commander was smoked....when it could be chewed which would account for why he needed so much more than the others.

    I think the grease may also be used not just for eating but for smearing on the bodies of the warriors after mixing with vermillion

    I noted that almost everybody got a deerskin..., was this to be used in covering the outside of a tumpline-pack ??

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    I think tumpline pack cover is one definite possibility for the deerskin. Perhaps for patching moccasins?
     
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    I hadn't thought of that..., :oops:

    I noted that the Canadian militia were issued "oxhide shoes" which I think are what we often call "shoepacks"....but no hide to repair those, unless one used the deerskin for that...and the Commander also had such shoes.

    I also noted that while not every person was issued snowshoes (so I suppose some arrived with them), and no moccasins were issued, every person got one and only one deerskin (except the commander)

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    Good points: that would seem to make your theory more likely.
     
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    THanks, OR...., you're right, it could be for moccasin repair, or maybe for lots of unspecified repairs, and everybody expected to be so equipped in those days ??? It might not show on other inventories of such expeditions if it was so commonplace...

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    20190415_103407.jpg Here is my attempt at winter ox-hide shoes. I cheated and made them big enough for felt boot boot liners. ha ha. They have kept my feet warm in sub zero temps. I made them in the early 80s. Many patches on the bottoms.
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    An ell is approximately a yard. It is the measurement from the nose to the tips of the outstretched fingers. When buying, you want a tall salesman.
     
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