Westchester County New York Militia
To Major-General MATHEW.
WE the Loyal Refugees in the Borough Town of West Chester, beg leave to express our concern, that your ill state of health has obliged you to retire from the command of Fort Knyphausen;
and to acknowledge, that it has been entirely owing to your assistance and wise management, that we have been able to subsist here during the winter, to protect this part of the country from the ravages of the rebels, to repel their attacks, and make them severely suffer for their predatory attempts.
We do sincerely thank you for your patronage and support, and for that impartial distribution of justice which has distinguished your command.
Wish you speedy return of health and many happy days.
Signed at the request of the Refugees
JAMES DELANCEY, Col. to
ARCHERís House, Borough-town
The Royal American Gazette, (New York), April 19th, 1780.
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