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Discharge Paper, Alexander Forbus (Forbes)

This copy of the discharge paper of Alexander FORBUS (FORBES) of the 38th, or Staffordshire, Regiment was kindly donated for our use by Carol Vater, one of his descendants.

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Discharge Papers

His MAJESTY'S 1st Staffordshire or 38th
     Regiment of Foot, whereof Lieuten-
     ant-General Sir ROBERT PIGOT, is Colonel.
THIS is to Certify, That the Bearer hereof
Alexander FORBUS                    Private Soldier
in the above-said Regiment, hath served the Crown of
Great Britain honestly and faithfully, for the Space of
Five Years; Six Months                              but in
Consequence of His Majesty's Order, is hereby Dis-
charged, he having first received a full Account of all
his Pay, Arrears of Pay, and Cloathing, as appears
by his Receipt on the Back of this Discharge.

Given under my Hand and the Seal of the
Regiment at New York
this Twenty fourth Day of October 1783.

In the absence of any officer
of the Regt      Ol. DeLANCEY
                  Adjt. Gl.


I Do acknowledge to have received all
     my Pay, Arrears of Pay, Cloathing,
and all other just Demands, from the
Time of my Inlisting to the Day of my
Discharge: As Witness my Hand, this
Twenty fourth Day of October 1783.

Alexander FORBES

[illegible] Serjt.

[illegible] Serjeant

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