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By His Excellency George Clinton, Esquire, governor of the state of New-York, &c. &c. &c. To [blank] greeting: Pursuant to the authority in me vested, by an act of the legislature, entitled, "An act for raising two regiments for the defence of this state, on bounties of unappropriated lands: I do by these presents ... appoint you a [blank] in one of the said regiments
New York (State)Governor (1777-1795 : Clinton).Clinton, George1739-1812
Recruiting and enlistmentBounties, MilitaryMilitiaRecruiting, enlistment, etcHistory, MilitaryHistory
New York (State)
 p. (the last 3 p. blank) ; 27 cm.
"Given at Poughkeepsie, this [blank] day of [blank] 1781. By His Excellency's command, [blank]".
N-YHS copy has manuscript notes on leaf : "Copy of Warrant to enlist Men on bounties of unappropriated lands" and "No. 1"; ink stamp: "Tomlinson Collection--Deposited by Mercantile Library Association".