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The French & Indian War Statistics

By the Numbers

White population of British North America in 1750: 1.1 million1
White population of New France in 1750: 50,0002
Indian population east of the Mississippi River in 1750: 250,0003

Cost to the British government in wages and bounties per provincial recruit in 1760: £25

Amount paid the Iroquois in 1760 to join British forces attacking Montreal: £17,0004

British national debt in 1755: £74.6 million
British national debt in 1764: £129.6 million
Annual cost to service British debt in 1764: £4.4 million
Annual budget of British government during peacetime: £8 million5

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