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From The Times, September 14, 1795:

".... Friday several large oxen were purchased in Smithfield Market, and drove off to Deptford, to be slaughtered for the present victualling of men of war and transports fitting in the River.

Last week 500 bullocks, and 4,000 sheep, were driven into Cork, for the purpose of being slaughered, and sent to the Coast of France, for the use of the Royalists and the British Fleet on that station . ....."





Susan: I realise we have mentioned Victualling in various threads, but I thought I'd start off a "general" one. If you wish to be incorporated elsewhere, please advise.

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The Times, May 11th, 1808:

" ... A recent decision, that a British squadron is amply provisioned which has been upon two-thirds allowance for several weeks, and within three days' sail of Plymouth, has surprised the Public very much. We rejoice exceedingly, however, at having called the attention of the country to this subject: for as two thirds of the usual allowance is now found to be amply sufficient for the support of the British navy, we suppose the remaining third will in future be saved to the nation. After all, this is too painful and distessing an affair to jest upon; and we therefore sincerely hope, that no British blockading squadron will in future be supplied in the same manner as that under Sir Richard Strachan, off Rochefort.. ..."


Would anyone care to comment/elaborate, please?


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The Times, September 27th, 1805:

" .... The Victualling Office yesterday contracted with the house of Bogle French, Burrowes, and Canning, for the whole of the supplies of Irish salted beef and pork for the year. The contract has been taken low, in consequence of the supply being exclusively to come from one house. ......"



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The Times, November 19th, 1788:

" .... Large quantities of oxen are buying up every market day for the use of His Majesty's Navy. ....."




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The Times, September 15th, 1785:

" .... Some regulations proposed by the Commissioners of Accounts to the Lords of the Admiralty, in the victualling department, by which it is said, 40,000l. per annum may be saved in time of war in the article of Pursers' Allowances, and the navy much better served than in the present mode, are ordered to be carried into execution immediately. . .....







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