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New York Volunteers
Non-Commissioned Officers' Petition

Paulus hook Novr 10th 1777

May it please Your Excellency

We your Humble petitioners in behalf of the N York Volunteers formerly Commanded by Major Alex GRANT, And by the Request of that Corps in Genl Send you this Humble petition, as your Excellency is Sensible, that by the Chance of War we have lost our major, we are in great want of Such a One as he was, we being well acquainted with him,

& Most Humbly petition to Your Excellency in Behalf of Major James GRANT of Coll FANNINGs Regt he being A Gentleman that is well Experienced in War, and One that most of us are acquainted with, he having formerly Enlisted Many of us for our former Major and was with us at the Battle of White plains Where he Behaved as a Gentleman and a Soldier, And One that will Head his Core as our former Major Always did, in the field or in Danger looking [on] us not with Disdain As we seem to be lookedOn at this present [time] and by One we never seed [saw?] before-

hopes Your Excellency will grant us this favour in so doing us whose names are here Under Mensioned by Desire of the whole Corps, we shall forever be Bound to think as a great favour granted on us we being the first Core of Provincials Enlisted [in] this present Rebelion and having always dun our Best, in Behalf of Our King and Country which with Good Commanding Officers we hope with the Asistance of the Almighty to Continue -

As Witness Our Hands

Thos SHIPBOY Serjt Majr
Jonn MITCHEL Qr Mr Searjt
Jno FREANY Serjt
David TEED Serjt
James ROOM Serjt
Joseph PURDY Serjt
Wm HAINS Serjt
William HOWE Serjt
Jonathon WALLACE Serjt
Mathew STEEL Serjt
Fra. McDONALD Corpl
Jonathon KNAP;Corpl.
David DOB Corpl
Jacob BOYCE Corpl
Benjamin TEED Corpl
Jacob WALLACE Corpl
David CRAIN Corpl
Daniel DENTON Corpl
Nathaniel GUYR Corpl
Robert CRANY Corpl

[Major General Wm. TRYON.]

University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Volume 26, item 29.

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