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Application to Colonel Stark

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REPRESENTATION TO COLONEL JOHN STARK, FROM THE OFFICERS OF HIS REGIMENT.

New-York, April 2, 1776.

SIR: We, the officers of your regiment, are continually importuned by the rank and file for cash, which we have

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often promised, and as often disappointed them of, owing to the failure of payment agreeable to the encouragement in General Orders issued from Head-Quarters last fall. We have, however, so flattered the men with a prospect of immediately receiving their wages, or at least a part thereof, that we have got them (though not without difficulty) to this place, where both they and we are in want of the necessaries of life, for want of that money which is justly due to us, and which, in our present situation, we cannot comfortably subsist without. We therefore pray you would represent to his Honour the General our pitiable case, and endeavour that some money may be procured, or that we may be disbanded from that service, which we should leave with the greatest reluctance, and, from Revolution principles, would willingly risk our lives in. We are, with great respect to you, sir, and our other Field-Officers, your obedient humble servants,

GEORGE REID,
SYLVANUS WALKEK,
JOSHUA ABBOTT,
ELISHA WOODBURY,
SAMUEL RICHARDS,
AMOS MORRILL,
THOMAS HARDY,
JOSEPH SOPER,
DANIEL LIVERMORE,
MICHAEL McCLEARY,
ROBERT BARNETT,
JESSE KAN,
HENRY JENKINSON,
ABIEL CHANDLER,
JOHN PATTIN,
TIMOTHY BLAKE,
EPHRAIM COLBY,
THOMAS RICHARD.

To Colonel John Stark.

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