Letter to David Van Ranselear
Mr. Van Ranselear
We the undernamed To Send for them Notes which the Militia were Intitled to Which went to Palmers Town under Capt. Brown we Hope that you will be pleased To Let the Bearer hereof have Them and you will Oblige Sir.
Your Hunble Servants (Signed with his Mark) Solomon Echard; (Signed with his Mark) Bartholomew Anthony. (Signed) Abraham I. Fort; John J.C. Fort
Mr.David Van Ranselear
Living at Saint Coick
Notes: Solomon Echard [Eckert, Eckerd, etc.], Abraham I. Fort, John J.C., Fort served in Captain Jacob Yates’ Company and Bartholomew Anthony served in Captain Thomas Brown’s Company in Colonel Peter Yates’ Regiment of Albany County Militia [Fourteenth Regiment.]
Source: Revolutionary War Rolls 1775-1783, Series M. 246, Roll 78, National Archives, Washington, D.C.