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King's American Rangers
Rogers Request for Funds

To His Excellency Frederick Haldimand Esquire Captn. General and Governor in Chief of the Province of Quebec &ca. &ca. &ca. General and Commander in Chief of His Majesty’s forces in Said province & frontiers thereof &ca. &ca. &ca.

   The Memorial of Lieut: Colo: Robert Rogers
Most Humbly Sheweth

   That in September last your memt. did deliver to Mr. Thompson the Provincial Paymaster at Halifax, orders and directions from his Excellency Sir Henry Clinton, to pay the new Levy of Rangers he is now raising. Your Memst. begs leave to acquaint your Excellency, that a Letter of Credit which he requested from Mr. Thompson to the paymaster here has he imagined been forgot to be Sent him.

   Your Memst. wrote Mr: Thompson by the party who went to Halifax for the Letter to be sent to the paymaster here, and likewise a memorial to His Excelly. Sir Henry Clinton, for his Letter to you on the Same Subject.

   Your Memt. begs leave to acquaint you, that he is in great embarassment at present, the officers who went to Halifax & them that are here at present, having Contracted debts to a Considerable Amount, & the funeral expences of Captain Babington who died yesterday, which will more fully appear to your Excellency in the Schedule hereto annexed.

   Your memt. therefore humbly prays, your Excellency will be pleased to grant him the Sum in the Schedule to pay the Debts & Set out immediately with the remainder of them (Major Rogers & Lieut. Smith Excepted) to Penobscot, as by not leaving this Province in Credit, would very much hurt his Corps & retard the Kings Service, Your memt. begs leave to acquaint you, that you will very soon receive Letters either from Sir Henry Clinton or Mr. Thompson to repay the sum prayed for. Your memt. pray you Grant the above request, and your memt. will as in Duty bound

ever pray
   Robert Rogers

Quebec 22nd Feby. 1780

Great Britain, British Library, Additional Manuscripts, No. 21820, folio 36.

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