Claims & Memorials
By His Excellency Sir Henry CLINTON Knight of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, -General and Commander in Chief of all His Majestys Forces within the Colonies laying on the Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to West Florida inclusive &ca &ca &ca
To Joshua UPHAM Esqr.
Reposing especial trust and confidence as well in the care, diligence and circumspection as in the Loyalty, Courage and readiness of you to do His Majesty good and faithful service, and in the recommendation of the Honorable Board of directors of Associated Loyalists certified by the President I do by Virtue of the Power and Authority in me vested Constitute and Appoint you the said Joshua UPHAM Esqr. to be Lieutenant Colonel to the Battalion of Associated Loyalists under the said Board of Directors commanded by [blank]
You are therefore to take the said Battalion into your care and charge and duly to Exercise and train as well the Officers as privates thereof, and to Use your best endeavors to keep them in good Order and Discipline, And the said Associated Loyalists are hereby charged and Commanded to Obey such Orders as they shall from time to time receive from you or from such other Officer or Officers as may be Appointed under you in the said Battalion.
And you are to Observe and follow the Articles of Your Association, and such Orders and directions from time to time as you shall receive from the Board of Directors of Associated Loyalists, Your Commandant or any other Your Superior Officer, Subject however to my Controul, that of the Commander in Chief for the time being or in Our Absence to the General Officer Commanding at New York, And when Acting in Conjunction with any Detachment of His Majestys Forces to be subject also to the Orders of the Officer Commanding the same in pursuance of the trust hereby repos'd in you.
Given Under my hand and Seal at Head Quarters in New York the Twentieth day of June One thousand seven hundred and Eighty One, in the Twenty first Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth
By His Excellency's Command
Great Britain, Public Record Office, Treasury, Class 1, Volume 651, folio 140.
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