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New Jersey Volunteers
Ryerse's Parole

I the Subscriber do acknowledge myself as Prisoner to a Detachment of Troops of the United American States under the command of Colo William CAMPBELL; and do solemnly pledge that I will not directly or indirectly act against the troops or citizens of the said United States, either by carrying arms, giving Intelligence, or any other Means, until I am fairly exchanged, according to the rules and Customs of War;

And that I will when called upon by the Commander in Chief, Commissary of Prisoners, or any other Officer of the United States, appear at any place to which I am so directed and until called, will keep in the Bounds of six miles of my present abode, unless [faded] with the wounded of the American Troops nearer to Salisbury-

Given under my hand in Camp at Colo WATKINS [faded]
October 13th 1780

Saml RYERSE Capt
4th B: N: J: V:

New-York Historical Society, Gates Papers, Reel 12, page 829.

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