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Emmerick's Chasseurs: Desertion Notice


ON Friday night the 6th of February, from Capt. EMMERICK's company of Chasseurs,


A native of Ireland, about Twenty-one years of age, his stature about five feet six inches high, sandy hair, and freckled face, Also,


Born in the city of New-York, Twenty-two years of age, five feet seven inches high, of a dark complexion, took away with them three dark brown watch-coats, and their rifles; also took away from Mr. William WARNER, near Cortland's, a couple of horses, which the villains thought fit to restore to the owner, who pursued and overtook them at Tarry-Town, on his paying them fourteen pounds.

To any person or persons, who shall apprehend either or both the said Deserters, and bring them to my quarters at Kingsbridge, a reward of Five Guineas for each of said Deserters will be given. Not in regard to the value of their services, but for the sake of making a just example, by punishing the base ingratitude of two men, who have been distinguished with particular marks of my favour and confidence.

Captain of the Chasseurs

The Royal Gazette, (New York), February 14, 1778.

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