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Revolutionary Era broadsides, 1775-1783
New York (State). Committee of SafetyLoudon, Samuel, 1727?-1813Gaine, Hugh, 1726 or 7-1807Varick, Richard, 1753-1831Forbes, William A.Van Hook, Arondt, d. 1798?Fairley, J. S.Woodhull, Nathaniel, 1722-1776New York (Colony). Provincial Congress
Committee of Safety, New-York, January 27, 1776. : Instructions to the colonels, and other officers, for inlistment of four new battalions in the Continental service, for the defence of the colony of New-York …
1 sheet ( p.) ; 40 x 34 cm
Followed by a blank commission directed to the company officer for raising a troop of seventy-six men. First part printed in two columns, second part in one. Imprint from Evans. Evans entry duplicated by Bristol B4292. Bristol title incorrect: In Committee of Safety ... Watermark: Liberty & Prudence. Cf. Gravell, T.L. Amer. watermarks 458. Although Evans attributes to Loudon, this paper was used for interleaving Gaine’s universal register ... for the year 1776. New-York Historical copy has "Committee of Safety, New-York, January 27, 1776." crossed out and "In Provincial Congress N York 24th July 1776" written above. Blanks in form filled out: "To [Richard Varick, Esq] ... appointed a [captain] ... [Wm. A. Forbes, Aaron Van Hook, James Fairley] intended to be the other officers". Holograph signature at end: "By order Nathll. Woodhull presidt." References: Evans 14925; Shipton & Mooney 43102.
Broadsides -- SY1776 no.54
Recruiting and enlistment
United States. Continental Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
New York (State)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
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