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Relief Supplies Distributed

J. L. Spangler, A. C. G.

Statement showing supplies furnished this Department for distribution by certain Relief Committees

Supplies shipped by the Citizens' Permanent Relief Committee of Philadelphia and forwarded to General Hastings:

  • 6,927 pairs of shoes, assorted sizes
  • 1,025 cots
  • 100 cots donated
  • 250 sheets
  • 125 pillow cases
  • 121 mattresses
  • 510 pairs of blankets
  • 604 doz. Hosiery and underwear
  • 12 gross hair brushes
  • 12 gross hair combs
  • 12 gross tooth brushes
  • 20 gross medicated papers
  • 1.949 feet stove-pipe, elbows and joints
  • 517 stoves
  • 512 cook pots
  • 537 fry pans
  • 470 tea kettles
  • 3 large tents

Supplies shipped to General Hastings from June 18th to 27th on requisition through Governor Beaver

  • 96 bushels beans
  • 1,000 gallons oil
  • 952 pounds tea
  • 3,000 pounds candles
  • 99,757 pounds sugar
  • 10,337 pounds butter
  • 19,586 pounds cheese
  • 45,615 pounds ham
  • 2,860 pounds lard
  • 1,000 cases canned goods, 2,000 dozen
  • 20 boxes yeast cakes
  • 6,338 pounds rice
  • 551 gallons vinegar
  • 312 pounds pepper
  • 23,965 pounds coffee

Supplies shipped by the Pittsburgh Committee

  • 26 barrels bacon
  • 1,000 gallons sirup
  • 100 boxes cheese
  • 50 boxes tomatoes
  • 15,000 pounds of bread daily from S. S. Marvin & Co. From June 15th to June 27th
  • 25 boxes beans
  • 25 boxes corn
  • 84 boxes corn beef
  • 50 boxes coffee

Other supplies were furnished by the Pittsburgh Committee, of which I have no record.

J. L. Spangler, A. C. G.

Statement

To cash per item,

$28,720.67

By amount paid on pay rolls for labor

$15,088.53

Cash paid Lieutenant Colonel Gray from sale of relief goods

$61.20

Cash paid Colonel Gray by Q. M. From collections from contractors for sale of relief goods

$2,776.37

Cash amount paid labor by vouchers

$3,925.82

        "          "       for provisions

$5,637.27

        "          "       freight and express

$1,012.13

        "          "      lumber and hardware

$57.10

        "          "      soap

$135.00

        "          "      butchers' tools

$19.75

        "          "      kitchen tools

$7.50

$28,720.67

From Through the Johnstown Flood, Rev. David Beale, pages 171-173

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