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The Inconveniences that have happened to some persons which have transported themselves from England to Virginia, without provisions necessary to sustaine themselves, hath greatly hindered the Progresse of that Noble Plantation: For prevention of the like disorders hereafter, that no man suffer either through ignorance or misinformation; it is thought requisite to publish this short Declaration: wherein is contayned a particular of such necessaries, as either private Families or single persons shall have cause to furnish themselves with, for their better support at their first landing in Virginia; whereby also greater numbers may receive in part directions how to provide themselves.

Apparell

Apparell for one man and so after the rate for more

li.s.d.
One Monmouth Cap000110
Three falling bands0103
Three shirts0706
One Waste-coate0202
One sute of Canvase0706
One sute of Frize1000
One sute of Cloth1500
Three paire of Irish stockins04
Foure pair of shooes0808
One paire of garters0010
One doozen of points0003
One paire of Canvase sheets0800
Seven Ells of Canvase, to make a bed and boulster, to be filled in Virginia0800
One Rug for a bed in 8.S. which with the bed serving for two men, halfe is
Five Ells course Canvase, to make a bed at Sea for two men, to be filled with straw 4.S.0500
One coorse Rug at Sea for two men, will cost 6.S. is for one
040000

Victuall

For a whole yeere for one man and so for more after the rate.

li.s.d.
Eight bushels of Meale020000
Two bushels of Pease at 3.S.0600
Two bushels of Oatmeale 4.S. 6.d.0900
One gallon of Aquavitae0206
One gallon of Oyle0306
Two gallons of Vinegar 1.S.0200
030300

Armes

For one man, but if halfe of your men have Armour it is sufficient, so that all have Peeces and Swords.

li.s.d.
One Armour compleat, light1700
One long Piece, five foot or five and a halfe, neere Musket bore0102
One sword05
One Belt01
One Bandaleere0106
Twentie pound of Powder1800
Sixtie pound of shot or lead, Pistoll and Goose shot0500
030906

Tooles

For a Family of sixe persons, and so after the rate for more.

li.s.d.
Five broad howes at 2.s. a piece10
Five narrow howes at 16.d. a piece0608
Two broad Axes at 3.s. 8.d. a piece0704
Five felling Axes at 18.d. a piece0706
Two Steele Hand-sawes at 16.d. a piece0208
Two two-hand-sawes at 5.s. a piece10
One whip-saw, set and filed with boxe, file and wrest10
Two Hammers 12.d. a piece0200
Three shovels 18.d. a piece0406
Two Spades at 18.d. a piece03
Two Augers 6.d. a piece0100
Six Chissels 6.d. a piece0300
Two percers stocked 4.d. a piece0008
Three gimblets 2.d. a piece0006
Two hatchets 21.d. a piece0306
Two froves to cleave pale 18.d.0300
Two hand-bills 20. A piece0300
One Grindestone 4.s.0400
Nailes of all sorts to the value of0200
Two pickaxes03
060208

Household Implements

For a Family of six persons, and so for more or lesse after the rate.

li.s.d.
One Iron Pot0007
One Kettle06
One large frying pan0206
One Griddiron0106
Two skillets05
One Spit02
Platters, dishes, spoons of wood04
010800

li.s.d.
For Sugar, Spice, and fruit at Sea for six men001206
So the full charge of apparell victuall, armes, tooles and household-
stuffe, and after this rate for each person, will amoung unto about the sum of
1210
The passage of each man is0600
The freight of these provisions for a man, will be about halfe a Tun,
which is
0110
So the whole charge will amount to about200000

Nets, Hookes, Lines, and a Tent must be added if the number of people be greater, as also some Kine.

And this is the usuall proportion that the Virginia Company doe bestow upon their Tenants which they send.


Whosoever transports himselfe or any other at his owne charge unto Virginia, shall for each person so transported before Midsummer 1625 have to him and his heires for ever fifty Acres of Land upon a first, and fifty Acres upon a second division.

Comments

Monmouth Cap

Knit woolen cap.

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falling bands

Collars.

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One doozen of points

One dozen pieces of ribbon or cord used to lace up items of clothing.

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bed

In the colonial period, the word “bed” would have referred to what we now call the mattress.

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Rug

In this usage, most likely a blanket or bed cover.

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Peeces

Guns.

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howes

Hoes.

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pale

Part of a wooden wall or palisade.

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Spit

A metal rod to hold food as it cooks over a fire.

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Kine

Cows.

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