The Dutch recieved 16000 suits of clothing from the British. The coatees, caps and sleeved waistcoats were not in accordance with the Dutch patterns and so most of these were distributed to the provinces to aid them in clothing the militia. A number was also send to the provinces to serve as pattern for the remainder of the clothing.
Remarks on details of dress are spread out over many letters and reports. The first one I found now is this one:
Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Ministerie van Oorlog: Verbaalarchief (gewoon en geheim), number entry 2.13.01, inventory number 64, Letter of 5 August 1814 nr. 5-6, attachment: a report on the quality of the clothing issued to the bataillon by the province of Gelderland.
"Vesten met mouwen. bestaan uit tweederlei stoffe, zoodat het lijf uit carsaij en de mouwen uit een soort van zoogenaamde baai is zamengesteld [...]"
[Defending remark:] "de mouwen zijn van flanel even als het model, met dat onderscheid echter, dat het model engelsch is [...]
Sleeved waistcoats. are made of two kinds of material, so that the body is made of kersey and the sleeves from a kind of baize [...]
[Defending remark:] the sleeves are made of flannel, like the pattern, which pattern is English
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