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at Valley Forge, where he remained until the Regiments were reduced when he, with other officers, returned to North Carolina to super­intend the recruiting service for the purpose of filling up the Regiments. The particular length of his service, he cannot now recollect - nor precise day of its termination. But upon the further reduction of the Regiments which he thinks took place in the spring or summer of 1779 when he was put out of the service. For the pre­cise length of his service as a Major on continental establishment, he refers to the(?)certificate of William Hill, Secretary of State as the best evidence now in his power to command and as affording a more precise data than his own memory now affords. After the termina­tion of his service on Continental account in the year 1779, he con­tinued out of service except as an occasional volunteer with the militia, until the fall or winter of 1780 the day and the month not now recollected when he received a commission of Lieutenant Colonel Commandant from John Rutledge, the Governor of South Carolina, in the State Troops of that state and had the command of the 4th and then the third regiments of that state. That he first mustered his regiment under the command of General Thomas Sumpter at Broad River in South Carolina. The first active service rendered under his new commission was in an attack upon a block house near Granby on the Congaree which was captured by his own and Col. Wade Hamptons Regiments; that he was at the seige and reduction of Forts Motte and Brandyenburg and at the battle of Eutaw Springs, where he had a horse killed under him. And subsequently at the reduction of Wadboo Fort - and at the battle of Quinby, making the whole of his service as a Lieutenant Colonel Commandant in the South Carolina State Troops a period of 10 months - making his entire service as an officer in the different grades of Lieutenant, Major, and Lieutenant Col of five years


Died Jan. 14, 1834

and two months -(?) occasional service as a volunteer in the Militia between the fall of 1779 and the date of his commission as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1780. On one of which occasion he served as a volunteer aid to General Caswell at the battle of Gates defeat at or near Camden. This deClarant is not informed whether there is preserved a roster of the officers of the State Troops of South Carolina, but for his services as Lieutenant Colonel in the State Troops of that State, he would refer to the declaration on file in the Pension Office of Isaac Alexander, Archibald Whalen (?), Jonas Clark and William Hutchison who served under him.

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