Primary tabs

Rations allowed to the Soldiers in the Massachusetts Army


[No˙ 2.]

In Provincial Congress, Watertown, June 10, 1775.

Resolved, That each Soldier in the Massachusetts Army shall have the following allowance per day, viz:

Article 1. One pound of Bread.

Article 2. Half a pound of Beef, and half a pound of Pork, and if Pork cannot be had, one pound and a quarter of Beef; and one day in seven, they shall have one pound and one-quarter of salt Fish, instead of one day' s allowance of meat.

Article 3. One pint of Milk, or, if Milk cannot be had, one gill of Rice.


Article 4. One quart of good spruce or malt Beer.

Article 5. One gill of Peas, or Beans, or other sauce equivalent.

Article 6. Six ounces of good Butter per week.

Article 7. One pound of good common Soap for six men per week.

Article 8. Half a pint of Vinegar per week per man, if it can be had.


JOSEPH WARREN president.