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Witness of behalf of Benjamin Baynton of Pennsylvania

I hereby certify, that Captain Benjamin BAYNTON, was among the first, that join'd the British Forces in America; that he serv'd as a Subaltern six years in a Regiment, which I rais'd at Philadelphia call'd the Pennsylvania Loyalists, during which Period his Conduct was that of a gallant and good Officer; that in storming a Spanish Redoubt in West Florida he receiv'd a shot through the arm and a wound from a Bayonet; and that during the Siege of Pensacola he narrowly escap'd with his life being on Duty in a Redoubt, which was blown up by the Spaniards and in which great part of the men were destroyed.

Will. ALLEN Lieut. Col. Commandt.
of his Majesty's late Regiment of
Pennsylvania Loyalists

London May 11th 1787

Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 70B, folio 160.

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