[Napoleonic Wars – Bridgwater Local Militia]. Bridgwater Regiment Local Militia Pay-List and Training. London: The War Office, 1812. First Edition. Folio. Card Covers. Good. p, printed with manuscript insertions, original card covers, folded in half vertically, with original label to lower cover.
Covers browned and lightly chipped to edges, internally quite bright and clean.
Pay list and return of Officers, N.C.O.’s and Men assembled for training at Bridgwater from Monday 18th of May to Tuesday 9th June, 1812.
This is the official War Office Book in which the Regiment, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Jeffreys Allen, and consisting of twenty-four Officers, sixty-six N.C.O.’s, seventeen drummers and six hundred and forty-one privates is listed. The total amount of pay and allowances for the training period totalled over one thousand and thirty-nine pounds, with the confirmation of the cost signed at the end of the book by Lieutenant-Colonel Allen, J.W. Crosse the Adjutant and William Jones the Quartermaster. Also laid in loosely is a receipt for fourteen guineas given by William Gooding for the use of a field for training, with a note on the reverse signed by Lieutenant-Colonel Allen noting that no common land was available