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Loyal Refugee Volunteers
Orders from Cuyler to Ward


You are to take under your Command from Refugee Post two other Captains & 3 Lieuts. Vizt. Capts. LUKE & BABCOCK, Lieuts. HAUSER, BULL & PENDERGRASS with [blank] Private Volunteers & proceed in the most Private manner to Closter and the Neighbouring Settlements,

there Seize & Kill every Rebel or Disaffected Person, Carry off the Stock of every Rebel;

but by no means Committ an Injury to any reputed Loyalist;

I must recommend you to be cautious & doubt not but your own Prudence will direct you, to Secure your front Flanks & rear;

every Officer, Private or Volunteer is hereby Ordered & directed punctually to Obey the Order & direction of Capt. WARD Commanding the Party and Such other Officers as are directed to Command;

and those that disobey must Answer the Consequence at their peril & most Certainly such are to forfeit their Claims of any share or Proportion of Prize Money-

such of the Refugees & others that remain for the Defence of the Post are to Share half the Amount of those that go out.

A C CUYLER Commandg. the Refugees

Refugee Post Bulls ferry 23d June 1780

Capt. WARD

to be read at the Parade

University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Volume 106, folio 1.

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