Courtesy of UNB Archives & Special Collections, The Winslow Papers, Vol. 2-103, 1783
Page two of a letter from Col. Isaac Allen to Col. Winslow asking for provisions for a Black man named George Black and his family.
…to see our friend Murray. I fear they will all starve before Spring. My people consume two rations a day – for Heaven’s sake think of that matter and endeavour to prevent so great a calamity. There should be something done to assist those who are not able to purchase. You may depend upon it that the soldier rations will not do, where, a man can prove no assistance from labor or plundering.