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DeLancey's Brigade
Roorback to Clinton


Having contracted a bilious disorder during the last Campaign in the Light Infantry under Sir James BAIRD (in which Corps I could not possibly expect promotion, being the eldest provincial Captain) Lieut. Coll. MAITLAND procured me leave of absence, and gave me a Letter to your Excellency which I had the honor of delivering on my arrival in New York:

wherein he told me he had recommended me very particularly to your Excellency's protection: and told me at the same time whenever I sollicited preferment, to refer your Excellency to his Letter.

As I cannot expect any active part in this Campaign from the reduced situation of our Regiment, I humbly request to succeed Major MENZIES late Major third Battalion- having been nine years longer in the Service than any Captain of that Regiment.

I am with every possible respect
your Excellency's most obedient
humble Servant
Barent ROORBACK Capt.
1st Batn. DeLancey's

His Excellency
   Sir Henry CLINTON Knight of the Bath
Commander in Chief &c &c &c

University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Volume 230, item 48.

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