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Attention to Orders--Lt. Paul King
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Author:  D.S. Walter [ Thu Jun 24, 2004 7:01 am ]
Post subject:  Attention to Orders--Lt. Paul King

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By His Excellency, Lieutenant General The Earl of Burlington, Commander-in-Chief, British Armies in America

To <font color="yellow"><b>Paul King</b></font id="yellow">, Lieutenant in the 5th Regiment of Foot

Reposing full confidence in your loyalty, courage and good conduct, I do hereby constitute and appoint you, during pleasure, to be <b><font color="yellow">Captain</font id="yellow"></b> in the 5th Regiment of Foot, taking rank and precedence from the present day. You are, therefore, carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of captain by exercising and well disciplining the inferior officers and men of the said regiment, and I do hereby command them to obey you as their captain, and you are to observe and follow all such orders and directions as you shall from time to time receive from me or your superior officers, according to law.

Given under My Hand and Seal at New York this Twenty-Fourth day of June 1776 and the Sixteenth year of His Majesty's Reign,

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