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New Jersey Volunteers
Authorization to Recruit

To Emanual ELLERBACK Gentleman-

By Virtue of a power and Authority to me Granted by Sir William HOWE Knight of the Bath Late Commander in Chief of his Majesty’s Forces In North America &c. I do hereby Authorize and Impower You to Raise for his Majesty’s Service Your Preponsanable part of Able Bodied men as a Lieutenant in Captain Peter HARRIS’s Company-

to consist of one Captain, One Lieutenant, One Ensign, Three Sarjeants, Three Corporals, One Drummer and Fifty Privates to carry Arms in the Fourth Battalion New Jersey Volunteers, Under the Orders of Sir Henry CLINTON Knight of the most Honorable Order of the Bath, General and Commander in Chief of his Majesty’s Forces [illegible] Commander in Chief [torn] America, as shall or may be appointed [to serve for 2 ye]ears, or if Required During the present [Rebellion] in North America, to Receive the same [torn] [Boun]ty, and Every other Emoluments and to be [subject to the] Same Discipline as his Majesty’s [other Pro]vincial Troops-

[torn] be Issued to You as a Subaltern Officer [torn] orders Direct, and when the Numbers [torn] [re]quired are Raised and Inspected You [torn] will be Entitled to Commissions [torn] the true performance of Said Service [torn] to you and all Concerned a Sufficient [torn] Authority.

Given under my hand & Seal at New York the 19th June 1779-


[torn] Excelly.
[torn] Chief-

[on reverse]

We the Subscribers do Acknowledge to have Voluntarily Inlisted our Selves as private Soldiers in his majesty’s Service for Two Years or it required During the present Rebellion in North America in the 4th Battn. of New Jersey Volunteers in Capt. Peter HARRIS’s Company Commanded by Lieut. Coll. Abrm. VAN BUSKIRK

Jn: LUMARIE of Peter
DRACKs on the Estate
of Mr. BAYARD near
Brigr. G. D-

Shelburne County, Nova Scotia Museum, Captain Peter Harris File (photocopy).

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