[Captain] William Holman; 17 September, 1696
"An account of Captain William Holman's charge in Defending the Harbour of Ferryland in the Newfoundland against the French, the first of August 1694"
Great Britain, PRO, Colonial Office, CO 194/1 (78ii), 145.
CNS microfilm. Transcribed by P.E. Pope.
An account of Captain William Holman's charge in Defending the Harbour of Ferryland in the Newfoundland against the French, the first of August 1694:
| £ s d
|For 15 barrels of powder bought in Newfoundland to supply that which I used in Fight... at £7 per Barrell
||} 105: 00: 00|
|To 2000 [lbs] of great shot, likewise bought in Newfoundland at 24s per 100||} 024: 00: 00|
|To 200 [lbs] of small shot at 24s per 100||} 002: 08: 00|
|To 1025 [lbs] of spikes and nails used in building forts at £2 7s per 100||} 024: 01: 09|
|To plank and timber to build the forts and platforms||} 037: 09: 00|
|To workmen for building said forts and platforms||} 094: 00: 00|
|To 3 guns sunk in the harbour bringing on board my ship after the fight which weighed 1300 [lbs] each, at 24s per 100||} 046: 16: 00|
|To 300 quintals of [cod] fish, lost upon the flakes, which I was forced to neglect turning to attend building the forts||} 150: 00: 00|
|To 1 hogshead of sherry wine and 20 gallons of brandy and a barrel of strong beer, which I gave the men to encourage them in time of Fight||} 012: 00: 00|
|Sum Total £ 495: 14: 09|
17 day July, Anno Domini 1696.
The above said William Holman made oath that the above written account is true, according to the said particulars.
[signed] William Holman
Jurat per me [Sworn for me]
[signed] George Foord