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and for the encouragement of such able-bodied and effective men as shall voluntarily enlist themselves into said service to the acceptance of proper officers,
Resolved by this Assembly, That every such person as aforesaid, on such inlistment, shall be entitled to twelve shillings premium, in case he supply himself with a blanket, knapsack, and clothing, to the acceptance of his Captain, and one months pay advance; that each Sergeant shall receive forty-eight shillings, each Corporal, Drummer, and Fifer, forty-four shillings, and each Private forty shillings, per calendar month, for wages during their continuance in said service; that each man so inlisted as aforesaid, who shall provide arms for himself, well fixed with a good bayonet and cartouch-box, shall be paid a premium of ten shillings, and in case such arms are lost by inevitable Providence, such man so providing himself, shall be allowed and paid the just value of such arms and implements so lost, deducting said premium often shillings; said premium often shillings to be paid as soon as such man shall be so provided as aforesaid. A particular account shall be taken of all the arms that may be used, and the same appraised by indifferent judges; and each man so engaging as aforesaid shall, upon his inlistment, be entitled to six pence per diem for billeting money, until he is otherwise provided for by the public.
And it is further Resolved by this Assembly, That if said Troops be raised as aforesaid, or any part of them shall be ordered by the Captain-General, or Commander-in-Chief, to join the Continental Army, or be taken into Continental service or pay, they shall be entitled to the same wages to be continued as above, and be allowed one penny per mile, out and home, for marching expenses; and every man in the Continental service, who shall provide himself with a good blanket, shall receive twelve shillings, lawful money, therefor, and take it away with him at the end of the campaign, and have such other encouragement as will be given to the Continental Troops.
This Assembly do appoint Andrew Ward, Esq., Colonel, Obadiah Johnson, Esq., Lieutenant-Colonel, and William Douglass, Esq., Major, of the Regiment now to be raised in this Colony, and to serve in the Continental Army.
David Waterbury, Jun., Esq., Colonel, Comfort Sage, Esq., Lieutenant-Colonel, and Oliver Smith, of Stonington, Esq., Major, of the Regiment now to be raised and stationed at or near New-London.
Benjamin Hinman, Esq., Colonel, Philip Burr Bradley, Esq., Lieutenant-Colonel, and David Dimon, Esq., Major, of a Regiment now to be raised for the defence of this Colony.
This Assembly appoints
Joseph Thompson, of New-Haven, Captain, Samuel Wilmott, of New-Haven, First Lieutenant, John Prudden, Jun., of Milford, Second Lieutenant, Edward Tilley, of New-Haven, Ensign, of a Company in a Regiment to be raised and stationed at and about New-London and New-Haven.
Jonathan Wells, of Hartford, Captain, David Johnson East, of Windsor, First Lieutenant, Howel Woodbridge, of Glastenbury, Second Lieutenant, Roger Bull, of Wethers-field, Ensign, of a Company.
Abiel Pease, of Somers, Captain, Thomas Abby, of Enfield, First Lieutenant, Israel Comene, of Hartford, Second Lieutenant, Abner Wood, of Stafford, Ensign, of a Company.
Eliphalct Bulkley, of Colchester, Captain, Ithamar Harvey, of East-Haddam, First Lieutenant, Richard Johnson, of Haddam, Second Lieutenant, David Spencer, of East-Haddam Ensign, of a Company.
Noah Phelps of Simsbury, Captain, Consider Williston, of Suffleld, First Lieutenant, Samuel Carver, of Bolton, Second Lieutenant, Samuel Smith, of East-Windsor, Ensign, of a Company in a Regiment ordered to be raised for the service of the Continent.
Noadiah Hooker Captain, John Skinner First Lieutenant, Peleg Heath Second Lieutenant, Lemuel Hotchkiss Ensign, of a Company in said Regiment.
Waterman Cleft Captain, Daniel Allen First Lieutenant, Nathaniel Morgan Second Lieutenant, Jonathan Nicholson, Jun., Ensign, of a Company in said Regiment.
John Ripley Captain, Andrew Fitch First Lieutenant, Nathaniel Wales, 3d, Second Lieutenant, Ichabod Bosworth Ensign, of a Company in said Regiment.
Abner Pryor Captain, James Steel First Lieutenant, Jonathan Parker Second Lieutenant, Benjamin Henshaw, Jun., Ensign, of a Company in said Regiment.
James Dana Captain, Elijah Sharp First Lieutenant, Squire Hill Second Lieutenant, Ephraim Kingsbury Ensign, of a Company in said Regiment.
James Arnold Captain, Samuel Barker First Lieutenant, Nathaniel Bunnel Second Lieutenant, Michael Brownson Ensign, of a Company in said Regiment.
Benjamin Cutler Captain, William, Manning First Lieutenant, Joseph Durkee Second Lieutenant, Obadiah Child Ensign, of a Company in said Regiment.
Noble Benedict Captain, Jabez Botsford First Lieutenant, Gamaliel Northrop Second Lieutenant, Timothy Taylor Ensign, of a Company in a Regiment to be raised for the defence of this and the neighbouring Colonies.
Matthew Mead Captain, Sylvanus Mead First Lieutenant, Samuel Hart (5th) Second Lieutenant, Jeremiah B. Eells Ensign, of a Company in said Regiment.
Elijah Abel Captain, John Blackleach First Lieutenant, William Hawley Second Lieutenant, Judson Whiting Ensign, of a Company in said Regiment.
Isaac Cook Captain, Stephen Hall First Lieutenant, Nathaniel Edwards Second Lieutenant, John Humphrey Ensign, of a Company in said Regiment.
Josiah Starr Captain, Thomas Tanner First Lieutenant, Josiah Stoddard Second Lieutenant, Jonathan Belamy Ensign, of a Company in said Regiment.
Jonathan Johnson Captain, John Hanmer First Lieutenant, Thomas Stephenson Second Lieutenant, Timothy Towner Ensign, of a Company in said Regiment.
Bezaleel Bebee Captain, Jesse Cook First Lieutenant, James Watson Second Lieutenant, Wait Beach Ensign, of a Company in said Regiment.
Benjamin Mills Captain, Daniel Brinsmaid First Lieutenant, Elijah Foster Second Lieutenant, Thaddeus Hurd Ensign, of a Company in said Regiment.
Rev. Benjamin Trumbull, to be Chaplain of the Regiment now to be raised for the Continental service.
Rev. Nathaniel Eells, of Stonington, to be Chaplain of the Regiment now to be raised and stationed at and near New-London.
JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Esq., Governour of the Colony of CONNECTICUT:
To . . . . . . , Greeting:
I do hereby authorize and empower you, by beat of drum or otherwise, to raise, by voluntary inlistment, a Company, consisting of ninety able-bodied men, including officers, for the defence of this and the neighbouring Colonies, to be Holden in said service until the 1st day of January next, unless sooner discharged, according to an act of the General Assembly of this Colony, passed in May, 1776; and you will publish the resolve of Assembly herewith committed to you in that behalf, for the encouragement of those who incline to enlist; and the Colonels of the several Regiments in this Colony, and the commanding officers of the Companies in those Regiments, are hereby required to lend you their aid, and muster the Companies under their command, if need be, for the purpose aforesaid.
Given under my hand this . . . . day of May, 1776
In the Lower House the above draft is accepted.
Concurred in the Upper House.
I . . . ., of . . . ., do acknowledge myself inlisted a soldier in a Regiment now raising by the Colony of Connecticut, to be under the command of . . . ., Esq., subject to the orders and regulations of said Regiment, and entitled to their privileges, until the 1st day of January, 1777, unless sooner discharged by proper authority.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand, this . . . . . . day of . . . . .A.D. 1776.
In the Lower House, the above draft is accepted and approved of.
Concurred in the Upper House.