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Form of Inlistment for Raising One Hundred Men, to be Stationed at Martha' s Vineyard


Form of Inlistment, &c˙, for raising one hundred Men, to be stationed at MARTHA' S VINEYARD; passed JUNE 28, 1776.

Resolved, That the following be the form of an Inlistment and Beating Orders for raising one hundred Men, to be stationed on Martha' s Vineyard, viz:


Form of an Inlistment.

We, whose names are hereto subscribed, do severally inlist ourselves into the service of the Colony of the Massachusetts-Bay, on the sea-coast establishment, to continue in the said service until the last day of December next, unless sooner discharged; and we severally promise to furnish ourselves with a good firearm and bayonet fitted thereto, if possible, and also a cartouch-box and blanket; and, when inlisted, we promise to march to Martha' s Vineyard, for the defence of, that Island, and be subject to the command of the officers which are or may be appointed over us by the General Court.

"Dated the — day of — , 1776."

Form of Beating Orders.

To ˙˙˙, Gentleman, greeting:

"You are hereby empowered and directed to inlist a Company, to consist of ninety-seven Men, including Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, to serve on the Island of Martha' s Vineyard; and when so inlisted to cause them to pass muster before Major Joseph Dimmock, who is hereby ordered to muster them accordingly; and when mustered, you are to march said men immediately to said Martha' s Vineyard, for the defence of that Island, to be under the field command of Major Barachiah Basset."