In obedience to the Order of the Honble.
Board dated 12th May last, upon a letter from Lieut. Colonel Chapman secretary the Earl of
Mulgrave, Master General, desiring that " An account of the value of certain
Equipments furnished to the allies in the north of Europe according to an accompanying
schedule ", might be furnished to His Lordship for the information of Earl Bathurst,
I beg to transmit the said valuations to you, and have the Honor to be,
Sir, your most obedient, humble servant,
James H. B---------
Office of Ordnance, Tower 3 June 1813
(To) Robert H. Crew esq.
"5th June 1813
Ordered that a copy of the accompanying
account be sent to the Master General conformably to His Lordship's desire exprefsed in
Lt. Col. Chapmans letter dated the 11th Ultimo.
An Account of the Value of Arms, Artillery,
Ammunition, etc. ifused for service of the Allies in the North of Europe. Prepared
pursuant to a schedule accompanying the order of the Board dated 12th May 1813 for this
valuation viz :
£. S. d.
No.1 50,000 stand of Arms shipped for Riga.
£107,997 7 11
No.2 Arms for about 20,000 Infantry and 3,000
Cavalry with ammunition etc.
and stores shipped for Carlsham. £110,030 7S. 4d.
No.3 Arms for 20,000 Infantry and 8,000 Light
Cavalry with ammunition etc.3,000 Barrels of Powder, and 80 pieces of Artillery with
ammunition and stores shipped for Colberg. £127,660 14S. 0d.
No.4 10,000 stand of Arms with Ammunition
shipped on Board the "Ladies Adventure" for Heligoland. £28,469 8S. 5d.
No.5 20,000 stand of Arms with ammunition
etc. shipped on Board the Guardian, Ranger and Betsey Transports for Do. £53,461 4S. 7d.
£427,619 2 3
3rd June 1813
MG. Office of Ordnance 14th July 1813 ( recd
The Department of the Secretary of State for
Foreign Affairs having made application for "an account of the value of the several
cargoes of Ordnance stores, Arms and Ammunition which have been ordered to the Baltic for
the service of the Allies, distinguishing the ships on board which they they were
embarked, the Country for which they were intended, and to whom consigned". I caused
the enclosed memorandum viz Ordnance, small arms and stores sent to the Baltic, to be made
out, and transmitted it to Mr. Hamilton, requesting him to communicate with the War
Department on the subject, and to note such equipment as had been applied to the use of
the Allies : His observations containing the information required are inserted thereon in
red ink, and the Master General desires that you will furnish me with the valuation etc of
the several articles as required, in order that it may be forwarded to Mr. Hamilton.
I have the Honor to be Sir, Your most
obedient Humble Servant,
(To) R.H. Crew esq.
Request Mr. Ban---- will send me the
valuation of the different supplies noted in red ink at the Secretary of States Office, as
speedily as pofsible. R.H.C. 14th July 1813"
(A copy of this immediately for the Secretary
of State altered--- ---- Red Ink).
Memo : Of Ordnance, small arms, stores, etc.
sent to the Baltic :-
23 Mortars and Howitzers with ammunition,
etc.| Sent to the Baltic to Sir J. Saumarez in consequence
20,000 stand of arms, with ammunition, etc.| of Lord Castlereaghs letter of 25th July 1812
50,000 stand of arms | In consequence of Lord Castlereaghs letter of 30th August 1812
*50,000 stand of arms | In consequence of Lord Castlereaghs letter of 19th Oct. 1812
*50,000 stand of arms | In consequence of Lord Castlereaghs letter of 19th
*54 Pieces of Field Ordnance, with armes for about 20,000 Infantry and Cavalry, with
ammunition, stores, etc| Ordered in Feby. 1813 in consequence of communication from the
Fr. Office in lieu
of the equipment ------| in Lord Bunbury's
letter of 22nd Jany. which was cancelled. (Half sent to Prussia. The other half at
Stralsund for the use of the German Legion in the Russian service).
*10,000 stand of arms with ammunition and
flints| Ordered 23rd March 1813 in consequence of a conversation with Mr. Cooke.
4 Lt. 6 pounders 2 5 1/2 inch Howitzers with
ammunition, etc.| Ordered 30th March 1813, in consequence of a Col. Bunbury letter of the
same date. These were for the purpose of instruction [ to the German Levis and to
accompany some picked men from the German Legion.
*80 pieces of Ordnance, 3,000 Barrels of
powder, Arms for 20,000 Infantry and 8,000 Lt.Cavalry with ammunition, etc.| Ordered in
consequence of Lord Bathurst's letter of the 27th March 1813. ( Gone to Prussia )
*30,000 stand of Arms ( 10,000 of these
included in the acct.required by Col. Bunbury )ammunition and flints in 6 | Ordered 1st
April, in consequence of Col. Bunburys
note of the same date.( 10,000 to
---- on for Divisions of 5,000 each. German Levis. 5,000 to Sweden 5,000 in Depot at
Heligoland 10,000 sent to Prufsia. )
*10,000 Stand of Arms with ammunition and
flints.| Ordered 10th April in consequence of Mr. Cookes note recd. that day but
the 13th April. ( I suppose for " Ladies Adventure " if so, sent to
20,000 Stand of Arms with ammunition and
flints.| Ordered in consequence of Col. Bunbury's letter of 26 April.
To be embarked in 4 small Transports in equal
Divisions. (12,000 Musqts and 1200 sabres sent to the Prussians.8,000 Musqts and 800
sabres to Sweden )
A Brigade of 6 pdrs with ammunition and half
a million of Ball Cartridges and a proportion of flints| Ordered 4th May 1813. ( There is
nothing in the Office to show by whom ordered or for what service ).
The Battering Train. | For which The Prince
Regent's Pleasure was signified in Lord Bathurst's letter of 8th May.
( 116 pieces with stores, etc. presented to
A quantity of ammunition for guns and small
arms and a supply of gunpowder for the Rufsian
3,000 Sabres 3,000 Pistols 1,000 Carbines |
Ordered to be sent to Stralsund and placed at the disposal of the British with ammunition
and flints. Minister, in consequence of Col. Bunbury's letter of 23 June 1813.( Sweden )
2 Equal Divisions of arms and ammunition
consisting each of
5,000 Stand of arms and one million ball cartridges.| Ordered to
be shipped in the R---, in consequence of| Col. Bunbury's letter of
23rd June 1813.
( To be held in Depot at Stralsund ).
One Brigade Light 6 pdrs with ammunition etc.
( Ordered to Sweden )| Ordered 1st July, to be
consigned to Admiral Hope
to be held in Depot afloat.
Ammunition for 20,000 Infantry and 10,000
2,000 Barrels of Powder.
NB. The Equipments marked thus (*) were
included in an account furnished to Col. Bunbury on the 8th June, in consequence of his
letter of the 10th May 1813, enclosing a schedule of the stores of which the value was