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Post War Settlement
Discharge Paper for Neil Campbell
British Legion

At the close of the war, Neil CAMPBELL was a Sergeant in the British Legion Infantry. His regiment was disbanded in Guysborough Township (Port Mouton), Nova Scotia in 1783 and today his descendant, Ron Campbell, and his wife run the Seascape Restaurant in the house built by Campbell in the late 1700s.

Campbell's discharge paper remains in the possession of the Campbell family, and they have graciously donated a copy for our use.

Our thanks to John Leefe, King's Orange Rangers, for coordinating the acquisition of this document.

Neil Campbell discharge paper
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By Donald McPHERSON ESQUIRE, Capt. British Legion Infantry

THESE are to Certify, That the Bearer hereof, Neal CAMPBELL Sergant private Soldier in the aforesaid Re regiment, and in Capt. Donald McPHERSONs company, hath served honestly and faithfully, for the space of six years and is hereby discharged; agreable to the Orders of His Majesty to His Excelency Sr Guy CARLETON

He having first received all just demands of pay, cloathing, &c. from his entering into the said regiment, to the date of his discharge, as appears by his receipt underneath.

Given under my hand, and the seal of the regiment, at Guysborough Novia scotia this Tenth day of October 1783.

By Command of His Excellency, Sr. Guy CARLETON
the Commander in Chief. of His Majestys Forces &c &c &c

                Deputy Insp. Gen.
of British American Forces.         Dond. McPHERSON
                                                     Capt. Commanding, at
To all concerned,  }                        the time of disbanding  I: B L
   civil or military.  }

I DO acknowledge to have received my full pay, arears of pay, cloathing, &c. and all other just demands from my Colonel and Captain, from the time of my first inlisting to the day above. As also Fourten [sic-Fourteen] days weeks pay to carry me to Guysborough Novascotia

Witness my hand, this tenth day of October 1783


     John WILSON
     James GLASS

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