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Benjamin Curtis appointed Surgeon in one of the Regiments now raising


To the Honourable the Representatives of the Colony of NEW-YORK, in Provincial Convention assembled.

The Memorial and Petition of BENJAMIN CURTIS, of the City of NEW-YORK, humbly showeth:

That your Memorialist has studied physick and surgery in a regular way; and that, having an inclination to serve his country in the capacity of a Surgeon in the Army, he has submitted to an examination "by Doctors Jones and Bard, from whom he has received a certificate in the following words:

"This is to certify that we, the subscribers, have carefully and strictly examined Mr˙ Benjamin Curtis, respecting his knowledge in physick and surgery, and tha we find him well acquainted with the principles of his profession, and very properly qualified to act as Surgeon of a Regiment.

"In testimony of which, we have with pleasure given him this certificate. Dated in New-York, the 29th day of February, 1776,"

That having such testimonials of his ability in his profession, he flatters himself he shall be favoured with the attention of the Convention; and therefore your Petitioner prays that he may be appointed Surgeon to a Regiment. And your Petitioner, as in duty bound, shall ever pray, &c.


NEW-YORK, March 1, 1776.