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Royal Garrison Battalion
Memorial of Captain John Grant

To His Excellency Sir Henry CLINTON K:B:
General & Commander in Chief &c &c

The Memorial of Captain John GRANT of the Garrison Battalion

Most Humbly Sheweth

That your memorialist on his arrival with the two companies of the Garrison Batallion at New Providence in December 1778 found neither Barracks for Officers nor provision of fuel or Candles for the Detachment.

That your Memorialist thought it his duty to apply to the Governor, (their being no Assembly & obtaining no relief your Memorialist thought it his duty to provide those indispensable articles upon the most reasonable terms possible.

Your Memorialist begs leave to inform your Excellency that Colonel CLARK told him that he had never opened an Account with the Garrison of Providence & therefore could not pay the account.

Thereafter your Memorialist waited upon Major CROSBIE with the said account who refused to pay it as it was incurred prior to his appointment.

May it please your Excellency to consider your Memorialists Claim & be pleased to order him to be reimbursed in the money advanced by him for the unavoidable exigencies of his Majesty’s Troops he had the honour to command.

Capt. Garrn. Battn.

New York 2d Septr. 1780

University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Volume 121, item 3.

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