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Duke of Cumberland's Regiment
Instructions to Montagu


Instructions for the Right Honble Lord Charles MONTAGU

On your arrival in Carolina you are to wait on Lieut. Genl. Earl CORNWALLIS, or Officer commanding His Majesty's Forces in that District, & signify my wishes that your Lordship may be permitted to raise a Corps consisting of Five Companies of One Hundred Men each, with their proper Officers, to be by you appointed, on the following Conditions.

The Corps to serve in His Majesty's Island of Jamaica, or any where, the territories thereon depending in America. Or elsewhere according to the orders of His Majesty's Governor & Commander in Chief of His said Island for the time being.

The same allowance of Bounty, and the Cloathing to be on the same footing with the other Provincial corps raised in America.

As I intend your Lordship shall have the Rank of Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of said Corps, I recommend to, & request of, His Majesty's Commander in Chief in America, to grant you that rank, immediately on the passing of the said Corps, in the same manner as is Customary in the passing of the other Corps raised for His Majesty's Service in America, & that the Officers shall receive the respective Rank recommended by your Lordship from the same Period.

On the establishing said Corps, and embarking it for this Island, I shall recommend in the strongest manner their confirmation & establishment.

[signed]     John DALLING
Majr. Genl.

Jamaica 17th November [1780]

University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Volume 145, item 18.

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