Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Weemes, James Discrepancies in pay of Victuallers of New York and Albany

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00604 Author/Creator: Weemes, James Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1701/02/06 Pagination: 2 p. + docket 30.6 x 19.8 cm

Summary of Content: James Weemes discusses the rationales for the peculiarity that the Victualler at New York is paid 1/2 pence less per Soldier Victualled than his counterpart at Albany, with reasons ranging from earlier hunting requirements to inconvenience of laying out of expenditure, to ability to brew and bake own goods.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: FinanceMilitary HistoryMilitary ProvisionsMerchants and TradeCommerceAlcoholWildlifeDiet and nutrition

Sub Era:

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources