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Livonian governor proclamation for finding volunteer coachmen

1915-01-12

The National Archives of Estonia

The National Archives of Estonia

The coachmen for the requisitioning committee could be 18-55 years of age. The wages were 90 roubles a month; the driver provided his own horse and carriage and the state provided board.
Applicants could register at the police station or municipal government. By April 1915, there was a need for 67 men and 66 pairs of horses. In places where a sufficient number of volunteers were not assembled, the municipal councils had to dragoon coachmen. There are reports of how this possibility was used to settle personal scores. In Viljandi County, owners of large farms were conscripted to drive coaches; in Tõstamaa, a schoolteacher. In Tartu County, tax debtors who were actually residing in Tartu city were pressed into service.

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  • Title: Livonian governor proclamation for finding volunteer coachmen
  • Date: 1915-01-12
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