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Army: Allowances for British Officers and Soldiers Sent on Duty 1804

Allowance to officers and soldiers sent on duty, each,

                                                                       

From To
Officers
Enlisted
s.  d.   s.  d. 
Port Patrick Donaghadee 6 10 0 0 6 0
Liverpool Belfast, Dublin 0 11 6 0 5 0
Holyhead Dublin 1 11 6 0 5 0
Bristol Dublin, Belfast 2 2 0 0 6 6
Bristol Cork, Waterford 1 11 6 0 5 0
Bristol Limerick 2 2 0 0 5 0
Milford Haven Waterford  1 11 6 0 5 0
Isle of Wight Cork, Waterford 2 2 0 0 10 6
Isle of Wight Limerick 3 3 0 0 10 6

        

The same rates of allowances are made from Ireland to the British ports, with a farther allowance of nine-pence per mile to defray the expences attending the land carriage of an officer's baggage.

 

 

Source: Hood, Nathaniel Lieut. in the Army. Elements of War : or Rules & Regulations of the Army in Miniature ; Shewing the Duty of a Regiment in every Situation, 3rd edition, printed for the author, London; 1804. P. 176

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: December 2003

 



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