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Post War Settlement
Discharge Paper for George Woodley
1st Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers

This discharge paper was kindly donated for the use of The On-Line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies by Patricia Gangl.

George WOODLEY was evacuated to what is now New Brunswick from New York City in 1783 along with thousands of other Loyalists.

Sometime later Govenor SIMCOE visited and persuaded some Loyalists to resettle in Upper Canada. George Woodley eventually petitioned for and was granted land at Newark (Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario) in Upper Canada.

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By Joseph CROWELL Esquire, Captain Commanding 1 Batt. New Jersey Volunteers.

These are to certify that the bearer George WOODLEY Private soldier in the afore said Regiment and in Captain HUTCHISONs Compay hath served honestly and faithfully six years and ten months And is hereby discharged.

He having first received all just demands of pay and clothing etc. from His entering into the said Regiment to the date of his discharge as appears By his Receipt underneath.

Given under my hand and the seal of the Regiment at St. Johns this Tenth day of October I783.     J. CROWELL Captain.

By Command of his Excellency.
The Commander in Chief.

Aug. PREVOST.     Deputy in the Year 1783 of the British
                                        American Forces

To all concerned Civil or Military.

I do acknowledge to have received my full pay, arrears of pay, clothing etc. And all other just demands from my Colonel and Captain from the time of My first enlisting to the date above, also two weeks pay to carry me to the Place of my destination.

Witness my hand this tenth day of October. 1783

George WOODLEY   His Mark X

National Archives of Canada, Upper Land Petitions, "W" Bundle 1, 1792-1796, RGI, L3, Vol. 522.

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