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Kingston Jamaica 23rd Jany. 1780


I am directed by the Commanding Officer of the regiment to acquaint you, that the Captains have this day waited on him, to represent that as the Number of Captains with the regiment are so very few, and that number still to be Lessen’d by two Captains being order’d on Detachment off the Island, that it is now become Absolutely Necessary, all the Absentees Should Instantly Join, You are therefore on the receipt of this, to take the Earliest opportunity of Joining your Regiment at Jamaica.

I am Sir
Your Most Obedt.
Humble Servant
Adjt. 79th Regimt.

  Capt. Bannister TARLETON
      79th Regimt.
            New York

  You will please by the earliest opportunity to acknowledge the receipt of this.

University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Volume 83, item 23.

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