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Witness for Alexander Fraser

I do hereby certaify that Alexander FRASER serv’d as a soldier in the late British Legion from the time it was rais’d till it was disbanded and that upon all occasions he distinguish’d himself as a brave and gallant soldier.

That his conduct gain’d him the esteem of his officers from the constant fatigue he underwent in the service.

He has lost his sight which prevented procuring many certificates from persons who were well acquainted with his circumstances previous to the war.

I have often when in America heard several of the Officers of the Corps (Natives of America) say that Alexander FRASER was possess’d of a plantation and follow’d business as a Shoemaker which enabled him to maintain [torn] family very comfortably.

That his attachment to the British Government induced him to join the Army. I do verily believe what he has stated in his memorial to be true.

Lt. late British Legion

July 4th 1789

Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 54, folios 405D-405E.

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