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Written by Therese
(5/10/2013 4:15 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, bribe, penned by Nikki N
Purchasing an ensigncy could be expensive in some corps, but for somebody willing to go in the infantry and to be encamped in the North, and particularly during a war, it was the "flat rate" - 170£ in the Georgian era, 450£ by the middle of XIXth century; for a pay of about 100£ in the first period (170£ for a Captain), plus sometimes, some allowances.
The total was as you say, about 3000£ from Mr Darcy plus the settlement and the money from Mr Bennet.
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