THAT HAVE HAPPENED TO SOME PERSONS WHICH HAVE TRANSPORTED THEMSELVES
from England toVirginia, without provisions necessary to sustaine themselves, hath greatly hindred the Progresse of that noble Plantation: For prevention of the like disorders heerafter, that no man suffer, either through ignorance or misinformation; it is thought requisite to publish this short declaration: wherein is contained a particular of such necessaries, as either privat 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.
(Apparrell for one man, and aso after the rate for more.)
- One Monmouth Cap
- Three falling bands
- Three shirts
- One waste-coate
- One suite of Canvase
- One suite of Frize
- One suite of Cloth
- Three paire of Irish stockins
- Foure paire of shooes
- One paire of garters
- One doozen of points
- One paire of Canvase sheets
- Seven ells of Canvase, to make a bed and boulster, to be filld in in Virginia 8.s.
- One Rug for a bed 8.s. which with the bed serving for two men, halfe is
- Five ells coorse Canvase, to make a bed at Sea for two men, to be filled with straw, iiij.s.
- One coorse Rug at Sea for two men, will cost vj.s. is for one
Victuall. (For a whole yeere for one man, and so for more after the rate)
- Eight bushels of Meale
- Two bushels of pease at 3.s.
- Two bushels of Oatmeale 4.s.6.d.
- One gallon of Aquavita
- One gallon of Oyle
- Two gallons of Vineger 1.s.
Armes. For one man, but if halfe of your men have armour it is sufficient. So that all have Peeces and swords)
- One Armour compleat, light
- One long Peece, five foot or five and a halfe, neere Musket bore
- One sword
- One belt
- One bandaleere
- Twenty pound of powder
- Sixty pound of shot or lead, Pistoll and Goose shot
Tooles. (For a family of 6, persons and so after the rate for more)
- Five broad howes at 2.s. a piece
- Five narrow howes at 16.d. a piece
- Two broad Axes at 3.s.8.d. a piece
- Five felling Axes at 18.d. a piece
- Two steele hand sawes at 16.d. a piece
- Two two-hand-sawes at 5.s. a piece
- One whip-saw, set and filed with box, file, and wrest
- Two hammers 12.d. a piece
- Two shovels 18.d. a piece
- Two spades at 18.d. a piece
- Two augers at 6.d. a piece
- Sixe chissels at 6.d. a peice
- Two percers stocked 4.d. a piece
- Three gimlets 2.d. a piece
- Two hatchets 21.d. a piece
- Two froves to cleave pale 18.d.
- Two hand bills 20. a piece One grindlestone 4.s.
- Nailes of all sorts
- Two Pickaxes
Household Implements. (For a family of 6 persons, and so for more or lesse after the rate)
- One Iron Pot
- One kettle
- One large frying-pan
- One gridiron
- Two skillets
- One spit
- Platters, dishes, spoones of wood
For Suger, Spice, and fruit, and at Sea for 6 men -- 00.12.06
So the full charge of Apparrell, Victuall, Armes, Tooles, and household stuffe, and after this rate for each person, will amount unto about the summe of 12.10.00 (li.s.d.)
The passage of each man is 06.00.00
The fraight of these provisions for a man, will bee about halfe a Tun, which is 01.10.00
So the whole charge will amount to about 20.00.00
Nets, hookes, lines, and a tent must be added, if the number of people be greater, as also some kine.
And this is the usual proportion that the Virginia Company do bestow upon their Tenants which they send.
Whosoever transports himselfe or any other at his owne charge unto Virignia shall for each person so transported before Midsommer 1625 have to him and his heirs for ever fifty Acres of Land upon a first, and fifty Acres upon a second division.
From Edward Waterhouse. A declaration of the state of the colony and affaires in Virginia. G. Eld. For Robert Mylbourne: London, 1622. Special Collections, Alderman Library, University of Virginia.