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Witness of behalf of Benjamin Baynton of Pennsylvania

I do hereby certify that Captain Benjamin BAYNTON of his Majesties late Regiment of Pennsylvania Loyalists was amongst the very first who repaired to the Kings Standard during the War. That he served at Pensacola in West Florida during the late War, in Lt. Colonel ALLENs Regiment, and particularly distinguished himself in storming a Spanish Redoubt, in which attack he received two wounds, one of them with a bayonet. And further, that it was well known he was one of the very few of part of Colonel ALLENs Regiment, who escaped from being blown Up by the Spaniards during the Siege of Pensacola.

Lieut. Col. Comdt.
of the late Maryland Loyalists

   13th May 1789

Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 70B, folio 163.

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