Monday, October 4, 2010
Tues March 20, 1759
Petition of sundry Justices of the County of Prince William, setting forth, that they lately imported for the Use of the Militia of their Country (besides 100 Guns) 100 Pair of Highland Pistols, which they judged would be very serviceable in Action, though they were not required by the Law then subsisting, describing the particular Sort of Arms the Militia was to be provided with, of which Law they were then not acquainted, as the same had never been published amonst them, and praying the the said Pistols may be received in the pubblic Magazine, ans such other Relief be granted as shall be thought resonable.
Monday, January 25, 2010
with a 20 shilling Virginia note from 1757 and coin scales.
What kinds of money were provincial soldiers paid with? Judging from excavated materials, Pistareens and half pennies ( http://www.coins.nd.edu/ColCoin/ColCoinText/Br-Copper.2.html )were in wide circulation during this period. Early on in the conflict General Braddock brought over large quantities of Spanish silver “Piastrines” (a Pistareen or 2 reales being worth 15 d) from