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Mr. Phelps' s Warrant as Commissary



JOHN TRUMBULL, esq˙, Governour and Commander-in-Chief in and over His Majesty' s ENGLISH Colony of CONNECTICUT, in NEW-ENGLAND, in AMERICA:

To ELISHA PHELPS, Gentleman, greeting:

I do, by these presents, reposing especial trust and confidence in your loyalty, fidelity, and good conduct, constitute you, the said Elisha Phelps, to be Commissary in Albany, and places adjacent above, for the provisions supplied from the Provincial Convention of New-York, and for the Fourth Regiment of the inhabitants enlisted and assembled for the special defence and safety of his Majesty' s said Colony, stationed at Ticonderoga, and places adjacent,


agreeable to a Resolve of the honourable Continental Congress. I do authorize and empower you to exercise your said office in a due performance of the duties thereof, in and for the Regiment aforesaid; keep proper accounts, and the same render on oath, when required, according to the trust reposed in you; for which this is a sufficient warrant. Given under my hand and seal at arms, in Lebanon, this 8th day of June, in the fifteenth year of His Majesty' s reign, Annoque Domini 1775. JONATHAN TRUMBULL.