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Dutchess County Militia Members Receive Their Pay in December 1776
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Revolutionary War soldiers who had been called for a short period of garrison duty at Fort Constitution signed or made their “x-mark” on this register as they received pay from Captain Barnardus Swartwout. More than 100 soldiers, part of the 4th Dutchess County Regiment of the New York militia, signed this document as having received ration money, advances, and other accounting at both Fort Constitution and Wappinger’s Creek.

[REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. Manuscript Document. Soldier’s pay register for a Dutchess County militia unit at Fort Constitution. Garrison, New York, December 30, 1776 to May 20, 1777. 9 pp. on 3 folded sheets.

Inventory #23008       ON HOLD

Partial Transcript

“Rec.d of Capt Barnardus Swartwout, our Ration Money In full for the month of Dec.r Five Shillings and Eight Penny...”


Partial List of Names

Henry Kipp

Peter Weaver

John Peacock

William Lawson

Nazareth Brenner

Ferdinand Van Suitland

Randolph Brower

Barnardus Swartwout Jr.

Mathew Kipp

Isaac Simmons

Samuel Mathews

John Can Wageren

Aaron Reed

Hnery Mott

Thomas Mott

Lewis Bogardus

Peter Van der Bogart

Casparus Westervelt

Nathaniel Babcock

John Piles

Andrew Robinson

Hendrick Sells

John Saunders

Charles Brener

Simon Metterbergh

William Weaver

John Snyder

Thomas Fugar

John Reed

Samuel   Null

Cornelius Swartwout

Henry Mott

Stephen Vanderbergh

Benjamin Westervelt

Peter Buernett

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