Three Rivers
History From America's Most Famous Valleys

Documents Relating to The
Colonial History of the
State of New York
Edited by Berthold Fernow
Volume XV.
State Archives, Vol. I
Albany N.Y.
Wood Parsons and Company, Printers, 1887


The Albany County Committee resolved on the 3d of May, 1773, to raise troops for the defense of the Colony, and appointed on May 4th the following officers, subject to the approval of the Provincial Congress. (Proceedings Albany Committee. I, 31.)

First Ward.
1st Captain, John Barclay
1st Lieut., John Price
2d do Steven Van Schaick
Ensign Abr'm I. Yates
First Ward.
8d Captain, Tho's Bassett, refused.
1st Lt. Abr'm Yates ) Resigned because the sol-
2n do Brat. Vischer ) diers were dissatisfied.
First Ward.
2d Captain, John Williams
1st Lieut., Henry Staats
2d do Barent Van Allen
Ensign, Henry Hogan
For the third Ward.

John Beeckman
Harmanis Wendell
Isaac De Freest
Abr'm Ten Eyck
William Hun
Peter Gansevoort, Jun
Cornelius Wendell
Teunis T. Van Veghten

May 29, 1775.
Captain Joel Pratt of Spencer Town.*+

May 30, 1777.
Benjamin Evans, 1st Lieut., vice John Tillman, voluntarily resigned.
John Ostrander, app'd Town Sergeant. ++
Elisha Benedict of Balls Town, Captain,

June 1, 1775.
Captain George While,* + sent to Ticonderoga with his Company.

June 2,1775.
Benj'n Hicks, of Tomhenoch, Captain
John Langdon, Lient.
Solomon Acker, Ensign.
Hezekiah Baldwin, Captain.* +
June 6, 1775.
John Vischer, Captain, +

* No date of appointment given. The above date refers to orders, &c., of the Committee relating to these Captains and their Companies.
+ Companies ordered to Fort George, June 6, 1778.
++ With the duties of a Brigade Major
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