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2nd Company Payrolls, 1779 June-July

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of forty-three payroll sheets and fifteen muster rolls, dating from 1776 to 1780, of several companies from the 1st Canadian Regiment. Payrolls contain the names and ranks of each soldier, his wage per month, his amount of subsistence, length of time for which the soldier is receiving pay, and the total amount of subsistence and wage. Some also contain information about debt owed and whether the soldier is listed as a casualty. Two payrolls from 1780 also contain soldiers' time of service. Muster rolls list personnel of the company, both officers and enlisted men, including their appointment date, duration of service, casualties, and remarks. On the verso of each is found a "Proof of Effectives," or a roll call of personnel "Present, Absent, and Total," with a signed oath verifying that the totals are correct. The documents also reveal the passing of several of the regiment's captains, including John Baptist Allen, Augustin Loseaux, and Timothy Hughes, as the men are identified as the "late" captains of their respective companies.

Also included in the collection is a copy of Senate Bill S. 186 submitted to the 33rd Congress by the Committee on Revolutionary Claims in 1854.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated during 2016 processing.


This collection was purchased through the Delafield Fund, which was created as a fitting memorial to General John Ross Delafield and the Delafield Family.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

2nd Company Payrolls; 1st Canadian Regiment, Continental Army, Payrolls and Muster Rolls, C1537, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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