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“Emerson Corliss agreeable to an act of the Legislature of Vermont passed on the 6th of November 1812. Met at dwelling house of Gideon Tuxbury in Newbury on the 4th day of March AD 1813 for the purpose of choosing the officers to fill said company.

Original owned by Hon. Henry C McDuffie

Bradford Emerson Corliss,Captain
Nathan B Taplin, Sergeant
James Davis, 1st Lieutenant
James McDuffie, Corporal
Daniel Leslie, 2d Lieutenant
Benjamin Rowe, sergeant

John McDuffie Sergeant
Mannasser Leach
Eben S McFarlin sergeant
Moody Grow, Corporal
Thomas Hilands sergeant
Samuel Grow Ensign
John McDuffie Sergeant
Mannasser Leach sergeant
Eben S McFarlin sergeant
Samuel Grow Ensign


Ephraim Aldrich James M Hinds Suas Aldrich Aseph Hyde Isaiah Batchclder
Elijah Howard John G Bayley Timothy Heath Abner Bayley
William Kinnard John Bayley William Ladd Samuel Chapman Moses Mills
Jacob Colby James Martin John Corliss John Martin Nathan Colbv David Manson
Timothy Corliss Humphrey Nichols John Carter Moses Page Nathl H Cunningham
John Putnam Fenno Dean Stephen Rogers Benjamin Duty Billy Stearns Timner Dodge
Peter Severance Nathan Dustin Silas Sweet Jr Lemuel Fuller Jr Jonas Taplin
John Gaffield William Wilson

John Bradford 5th March 1813 Honored Sir:
In obedience to your commission I have enlisted good and effective privates and have led them to a choice of officers on the 4th instant and all agree to stand ready at a moment’s warning at the call of our country and that no lines shall stop us if we are called either against foreign enemies or DOMESTIC TRAITORS and all agree to obey the orders of their superior officers according to the rules and articles of war. I have herewith sent you a copy of the
enlistment and the names of the several persons enlisted out of whom James Davis of Topsham was chosen first Lieutenant, Daniel Leslie of Bradford second Lieutenant and
Samuel Grow of Newbury ensign. All of them have accepted their appointments and if you would be so good as to send to each of them their commissions as soon as possible.
I should be pleased This from your friend who will always endeavor to stand ready in obedience to your call.
John McDuffee [MY CAPS]

To his Excellency Jonas Galusha Gov of the State of Vermont
NB Please to direct the commissions if forwarded to the Post Office Bradford. This was a company of Minute Men which enlisted to be called upon in case of an emergency but not having been needed it was discharged at the close of the war in 1815. The captain of the company Emerson Corliss was an old Revolutionary hero. He enlisted when he was only seventeen years of age and was in the battles of Bunker Hill, Trenton, Princeton, Bennington, Stillwater,
Saratoga, and many others. He was twice wounded and at the battle of Bennington. seven balls were shot through his coat and one through his hat. Mrs. PS Chamberlin of Bradford and Mrs RW Chamberlin of Newbury are his granddaughters.” p410

A “Company of Independent Militia marched to Fort Ticon deroga under the command of Captain Thomas Johnson in 1777 and assisted in the siege of Mount Independence” p.404

“History of Newbury, Vermont: From the Discovery of the Coös Country to he Present Time.”
edited by Frederic Palmer Well

23 posted on 02/18/2014 11:30:20 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: bunkerhill7

Thanks for the history!

25 posted on 02/18/2014 11:47:13 PM PST by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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