Virginia Soldiers at Fort Pitt

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From the Gen. Wm. Irvine Papers in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

We, the subscribers, Non-Commissioned Officers, Drummers, Fifers and Privates, of a detachment from the First Virginia Regiment stationed at Fort Pitt do in presence of Major Croghan acknowledge to have received in specie of John Pierce, Esq., Paymaster General, by the hand of John Rose, the several sums annexed to our names, being our pay for the month of January, 1788, for which we have signed duplicate receipts.

Fort Pitt, July 28th, 1783

Name, Rank, Number of Dolls. Cts.
James Lane (or Low), Quarter Master Sergeant, Sergeant, $ 10 00
Alexander Fraser, Sergeant, Sergeant, 10 00
John Hill, Sergeant, Sergeant, 10 00
Moses Ward, Sergeant, Sergeant, 10 00
Samuel Cruswell, Corporal, 7 30
Edward Shephard, Corporal, 7 30
William Jones, Corporal, 7 30
Thomas McIlvane, his x mark, Drummer, 7 30
John Ingles (English?), Private, 6 60
John Robinson, his x mark, Private, 6 60
David Clarke, his x mark, Private, 6 60
Jacob Beechar, his x mark, Private, 6 60
John Cardonas, his x mark, Private, 6 60
James Stackpole, Private, 6 60
Isaac Devore, his x mark, Private, 6 60
Samuel Lemon (or Leming), Private, 6 60
Stephen Winters, Private, 6 60
John Phillips, Private, 6 60
Jonathan Welsh, his x mark, Private, 6 60
Joseph Fowler, Private, 6 60
Peter McCartney, his x mark (or McCarney), Private, 6 60
John Guthry (or Guttery), Private, 6 60
John Shea, his x mark, (or Schlet), Private, 6 60
John Richardson, Private, 6 60
James Parley (or Parlor), Private, 6 60
James Beeham (or Beham), Private, 6 60
James Johnson, Private, 6 60
James Carr, Private, 6 60
William Overline, (or Overlan), his x mark, Private, 6 60
John Barnett, Private, 6 60
William Brasier, Private, 6 60
William Woods, his x mark, Private, 6 60
Henry Skinner, (or Shumer), his x mark, Private, 6 60
Clement Gillihan, his x mark, Private, 6 60
Charles Craford, (Crawford?), his x mark, Private, 6 60
John Burnsides, his x mark, Private, 6 60
John Woodman, his x mark, Private, 6 60
John Spear, Private, 6 60
William Cloyd, (or Clack), his x mark, Private, 6 60
William Connelly, Private, 6 60
Michael Murphy, his x mark, Private, 6 60
Joseph Denison, Private, 6 60
Joseph Wood, Private, 6 60
John Rock, Private, 6 60
Edward Walker, Private, 6 60
Gilbraith Willison, his x mark, Private, 6 60
John Bean, his x mark, Private, 6 60
Thomas Buite, (or Butt), his x mark, Private, 6 60
Thomas Jones, Private, 6 60
John Rily, (or Brily), Private, 6 60
John Booke, Private, 6 60
Patrick Thornton, his x mark, Private, 6 60
John Hoorish, (or Horash), his x mark, Private, 6 60
John Daugherty, Iris x mark, Private, 6 60
John Morrison, his x mark, Private, 6 60
Isaac Halfpenny, his x mark, Private, 6 60
William Morton, his x mark, (or Martin), Private, 6 60
William Brunaherm, (or Brumagem), his x mark, Private, 6 60
Jacob Adams, (or Adonis), his x mark, Private, 6 60
Samuel McCord, (or McCoy), his x mark, Private, 6 60
Ruben Abort his x mark, Private, 6 60
Robert Bacon, his x mark, Private, 6 60
Charles Morgan, his x mark, Private, 6 60
Thomas Jackson, Private, 6 60

I hereby certify to have been witness to the payments, made to the non-commissioned officers and privates of late my Company, now annexed to the First Virginia Regiment as specified above. Benjm. Biggs,

Fort Pitt, August 2nd, 1783. Capt. Virginia Line.

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Source: West Virginia Historical Magazine Quarterly, Charleston, West Virginia, April 1903.

 

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