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Collection Reference Number GLC01133
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1785 
Title Account for supplying 4850 British troops in America 1779-1780
Date 18 February 1785
Author Durand, John (fl. 1761-1785)  
Document Type Business and financial document; Military document
Content Description An account of the expenses of the contractor John Durand for the provisions he delivered to the Commissary of Stores at Cork, Ireland for 4,850 British troops in America. The contract was dated 2 September 1779. The left column of the account has debits while the right has credits. The credits were received from 23 September 1779 to 7 December 1779 and add up to slightly over 42,296 pounds. The debits begin on 8 March 1780 and end on 16 August 1780. The debits match the credits with slightly more than 42,296 pounds. The account is also signed by Francis Maseres, Cursitor Baron of the Exchequer, asserting that Durand took an oath saying this account was correct to the best of his knowledge.
Subjects Finance  Revolutionary War  Global History and Civics  Military History  Military Provisions  Diet and Nutrition  
People Durand, John (fl. 1761-1785)  
Place written London, England
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Government & Politics; Banking & Economics; Foreign Affairs; The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859