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Military Companies forming in various parts of New-Jersey


New-York, May 29, 1775.

The martial spirit which prevails among the inhabitants of Somerset County, in New-Jersey, truly merits the attention of the publick. We have certain intelligence that they are forming themselves into companies, and daily exercising to become complete masters of the military discipline; and, particularly, that the Township of Bridgewater, in said County, met at Raritan, the 6th instant, and chose Mr˙ Abraham Ten Eyck Captain, under whose command eighty-five volunteers immediately enlisted, to be in readiness at an hour' s warning to march for the assistance of any neighbouring Colony, on any emergency. Their pay and other necessaries are provided by said Township. The other Counties and Townships, it is hoped, will follow their example, as it may be necessary to repel force by force, in order to secure our national rights and privileges.