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

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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.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: FinanceMilitary HistoryMilitary ProvisionsMerchants and TradeCommerceAlcoholWildlifeDiet and nutrition

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