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Suffolk County New York Militia
DeLancey to Phinehas Fanning

Huntington Sepr. 2nd 1776


You are hereby Ordered and Directed to give orders to all the Kings Officers, Captains or Next Commanding Officers of the Militia in the third Battalion in Suffolk County to Call their Several Companys together at the Usual Places Immediately and to order all them that have taken up Arms against the King to Lay Down their Arms and to take the Oath of Allegiance to the King and to Sign a Role of Submission Disclaiming and Rejecting the Orders of Congress or Committees and to Obey the Legal Authority of Government.

this by Order
I hereby Inclose a true Copy of General HOWE
of the writing sent me from By Direction of
General HOWE- Oliver D.LANCEY

To Col. Phinehas FANNING
Or the Next Commanding Officer

A True Copy from the Original

Papers of the Continental Congress, M 247, Reel 167, i 152, Vol. 3, page 95.

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