History From America's Most Famous Valleys
Relating to The
Colonial History of the
State of New York
Edited by Berthold Fernow
State Archives, Vol. I
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.)
1st Captain, John Barclay
1st Lieut., John Price
2d do Steven Van Schaick
Ensign Abr'm I. Yates
8d Captain, Tho's Bassett, refused.
1st Lt. Abr'm Yates ) Resigned because the sol-
2n do Brat. Vischer ) diers were dissatisfied.
2d Captain, John Williams
1st Lieut., Henry Staats
2d do Barent Van Allen
Ensign, Henry Hogan
For the third Ward.
Isaac De Freest
Abr'm Ten Eyck
Peter Gansevoort, Jun
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.
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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