1779 Deserters from Convention Army- Buttons

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1779 Deserters from Convention Army- Buttons - W A R - O r F I C E, July 26, 1775). Xf H E R E...
W A R - O r F I C E, July 26, 1775). Xf H E R E A S the Board have received V t iniotmatiop from Colonel B'ar.d, conimnding at rhe Convention Barracks, near Chariotteville in Vir - , pinia, that cond - d arable t - 'efer tiens have taken plac among the tmops or the Convention many of whom leave the pair wjth ?n intmt .to rejoin the enemy : All offire.r in rhe feryire uf the United S.atifc, are therefore dircd'.d to bs vigilant in detcling'and apprehending dc - ferters from thole troops. The civil olhcers in the refprc - tiv eStites v.here Tuch liferf rs may be found, are earncft - ly rqu (led to give j heir zffiliar.ce in fecuri.ng them i and tie well pftVcted :n!iubitiu wi 1 do efiVntial fervice to their country, by.takiii into cultndy all Britifh defertsrs travelling liom the iooti.ard, and delivering them to the next Co?nniilT.rj o ''P. i oners,' or committing thexrx to the ne.rslt gaol. A p:. Hce of adminiftering the Stati oaih ot allegiance t. ticictteis from the convention troop, an;J then hjply:rg ttim with paTeshzs here tofore been toy prevalent,, aad prccluiliv8 of very pernio ciou conJpqunce, by alfordin them a fafe and er.y method of escaping to places in the pofT - ffioh of theBri - tiih araiy. Tiotc inaiilraret ?nn ot: er ofHccrs of juf4 tice, who have been induced to receive fuch caths and grant patfV; in confrqurnce thereof, art; earneft y called, upon to diicontinue a piclice fo ii jurioui to th.e States I , Anil as thote p(Iey hawe hren obtained merely, nith. a dt (ivit to facjlirite tht - ir efcaj e to the enemjr, the foldirr poif lTtd of them are norv. ithlhnding to bcfeciired, and treated as deferters. Thev aie generally clad in fhoft coarfs linri coats or coatee, and linen overalls 5 and carry their regimental coats in khapfacks. . ,v The t.ocps under the convention of Saratoga - conftit of the 9th, , zoth, . sift, 14th, 47th and 6id regiments, a detachment of the regiment, Lord BalcafrilsTs corpse and royal artiller , IX. - itim j and of the Brunfwick dragoons, regiments of Rridefel, Bainer, Rhetz; Specht;, HeiTe Hanau, Heftian art - iliery and battalion of grenadiers, German. The regiments and corps are particularized, as the numbers and devices on the buttons of many of their uniforms may tend to difcover th't defer - tiou of the owners. By order of te Board, P. SCtiLZ,, Secretary. The printers in the different States, are dejirei to inftrt this advertifemtnt in their papers. Maa,MMOTMHavaVMiMMNM MMMwMBMaMMitpBHM

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  1. The Pennsylvania Packet,
  2. 27 Jul 1779, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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