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Royal Fencible Americans
Goreham to Montagu

Ft. Cumberland Sept. 11, 1777


Conformable to Instructions received from His Excellency Sir William HOWE to Compleat the Regiment under my Command without loss of time, and by permission of Major General MASSEY Commanding in this District, I send partys to Newfoundland to recruit,

I therefore for the good of His Majestys Service and the furtherance of this duty request your countenance to such Officers & partys of my Regiment who on their arrival will wait for your approbation, I am with the utmost respect

Your Excllencys
Most Obedt. and most Humble Servt.
Jos: GOREHAM Lt. Col.
Commdt. R.F.A.

His Excelly. Adm. MONTAGU
Governor & Commander
in Chief at

Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador, Colonial Secretary’s Office, Outgoing Correspondence, GN/2/1/A, Volume 7, page 85.

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