Treasury Calendar: April 1694

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11, 1696-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1933.

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April 1694

1694. April 1. Establishment under the royal sign manual for persons as follows as additional to the Four Foot Companies to be employed in our Province of New York in America; to be paid out of the moneys appointed for the pay of our Land Forces within our Kingdom of England: the King being informed that there will accrue a surplusage of 2040l. 7s. 0d. or thereabouts at the rate of 30 per cent [on the Establishment of the said Four Companies] by the difference of money or value of money current in our said Province.
The said additional items to be as follows, viz: a Chaplain for the said Four Companies at 6s. 8d. a day; a chirurgeon at 5s. 6d. a day; a storekeeper, armourer, master gunner and two matrosses for the garrison there at 2s. a day each: the whole charge amounting to 349l. 15s. 10d. per an.: and the Commander in Chief of the said Province is hereby to pay them out of said surplusage [and to pay same] in the current money of said Province and not otherwise: and [to apply] the 1690l. 11s. 2d. balance of the said surplusage to the contingent use of the said Companies and [to] the fortifications at said Province, giving a constant account of his proceedings therein to the Commissioners for Trade.
Appending: the said Establishment for the said Four Companies in New York:
Each Company: a captain 8s. a day; two Lieutenants each 4s.: three Sergeants each 1s. 6d.; three Corporals each 1s.; two drummers each 1s.; 100 privates each 8d.: total per Company 4l. 12s. 2d. a day or 1,682l. 0s. 10d. per an.: total for three Companies more 5,046 2s. 6d.: an adjutant for the four Companies 4s. a day or 73l. per an.: total Establishment 6,081l. 3s. 4d. [sic for 6,801l. 3s. 4d.] Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) IV, pp. 4–5.