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Memorandum from John Harvey to Arthur Dobbs concerning officers in the Perquimans County Militia
Harvey, John, 1725?-1775
December 17, 1754
Volume 22, Page 361

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A Separate List of the Captains & Field Officers in the Regiment of said County, Vizt.:

John Rieusset, Colonel; John Harvey, Lieutenant-Colonel; Benjamin Harvey, Major.

First. John Stevenson, Junr., Capt., whose Company is bounded by the North East Side of Perquimans County, beginning on the Sound Side & Bounded by Perquimans River Bridge, containing, including the Quakers, 159 men.

Second. Miles Harvey, Captain; bounded on the Sound side on the South West side of Perquimans River & to the North West by Perquimans River Bridge.

Third. Joseph Riddick, Captain; beginning at Perquimans River Bridge & bounded by the upper part of the said County.

I beg leave to recommend a Devision of Captain John Stevenson’s Company to be bounded from the Sound as above by Sutton’s Creek & across to Pasquotank County. The Inhabitants on the upper Side of Sutton’s Creek to Perquimans River Bridge to be a new Company, & beg leave to Recommend Joseph Sutton, Junr., to be Captain of the said Company; which is Humbly submitted.

By your Excellency’s Dutiful & Obedient Servant,

Decr. 17th, 1754.