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The Military Commission of George Ewing


The delegates of the United States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts-Bay, Rhode-Island, Connecticut, New-York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Counties of New Castle, Kent and Sussex on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina and Georgia, to George Ewing Gentleman,--------

We, reposing especial trust and confidence in your patriotism, valour, conduct and fidelity, do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be Ensign of the Seventh Company in the Third New Jersey Regiment whereof Elias Dayton Esq. is Colonel in the Army of the United States, raised for the Defence of American Liberty, and for repelling every hostile Invasion thereof. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of Ensign thereof-by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging. And we do strictly charge and require all Officers and Soldiers under your command, to be obedient to your orders as Ensign thereof--And you are to observe and follow such orders and directions from time to time, as you shall receive from this or a future Congress of the United States, or Committee of Congress, for that purpose appointed, or Commander in Chief for the time being of the Army of the United States, or any other your Superior Officer, according to the rules and discipline of war, in pursuance of the trust reposed in you. This Commission to continue in force until revoked by this or a future Congress. Dated the First day of January 1777.

By order of the Congress,


JOHN HANCOCK, President.





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