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VOLUME I.



THOMAS I^YNCH MONTGOMERY



UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE

Hon. ROBERT McAFEE,

BBCRBTARY OP THE COMMONWEALTH.



HARRISBURG. PA.:

HARRISBURa PUBLISHING COMPANY. BTATB PRINTHJR,
1906.



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PREFACE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA ARCHIVES,
SIXTH SERIES.



In the Preface to the Fifth Series the Editor outlined the
scheme to be followed for the preparation of material of this
Series. It was there stated that the work of classifying the
Military Papers would be continued and all the material re-
lating thereto included in one index, forming the Fifteenth
Volume of the Sixth Series. The lack of a sufficient index has
made the giving of information concerning the Military Rec-
ords a most difficult and trying labor. When it is understood
that from twenty-flve to fifty letters a week are received at
the State Library alone asking for such information, the
firactical value of such an index is apparent. In the present
«— .^ Volume One is given up to Philadelphia City and County
ry Papers; Volume Two Contains Washington, West-
sland and York County Military Papers; Volume Three,
the Military Papers from 1783-1790 relating to Bedford, Berks,
Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon,
Lancaster, Luzerne, Montgomery, Northampton and Northum-
berland counties; Volume Four Philadelphia City Military
Papers, 1783-1790, together with those of Philadelphia, Wash-
ington, Westmoreland and York Counties; Volume Five con-
tains Pennsylvania Military Papers from 1790 to 1800; Volume
Six the Marriages, Baptisms and Marriage Licenses from 1734
to 1834; Volume Seven, Papers relating to the War of 1812-14;
Volume Eight, the Troops under the command of Colonel Fen-
ton, Colonel Rees Hill, Generals Harrison and Crook, Colonel
Rush and Major Wersler and also those who rendezvoused at
Camp DuPont, Erie, Lancaster, Marcus Hook and York. Cer-
tain Miscellaneous Rolls are also included; Volume Nine con-
tains Miscellaneous Papers of the War of 1812-14 together with
a List of the Medallists and Pensioners and the expenditures
of the State of Pennsylvania on account of the U. S.; Volume



PREFACE.

Ten is given up to the expenditures of the State of Pennsy: -a-
nia on account of the U. S. during the Mexican War; Volume
Eleven is composed of Election Returns; Volume Twelve, the
Forfeited Estates from Allegheny County to Philadelphia. In-
elusive; Volume Thirteen the Forfeited Estates of other Coun-
ties; Volume Fourteen contains a very interesting Memoran-
dum Book of Dr. John Ewing with an account of his Journey
to settle the Boundary of Pennsylvania in May, 1784. There is
also an Order of the March of Hand's Brigade from Wyoming
to Tioga and a Letter Book respecting His most Christian
Majesty. 1780, and Miscellaneous Petitions of Early Date, and
several important Orderly Books.

The significations of the various letters contained in brackets
gives the Titles of Papers in this Series and are as follows:

a— Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series.

b— Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series.

c— Original xMuster Rolls in Division of Public Records.

d— Original Muster Rolls from Historical Society of Pennsyl-
vania.

e— Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography.

f— Certified Copies from Department at Washington, D. C.

g— Papers from the Historical Society of York County.

h— Papers received from Miss Caroline Hays of York. Pa.

The Editor wishes to express his appreciation of the sympa-
thy and good-will of the Hon. Robert McAfee, Secretary of the
Commonwealth, under whose direction the Archives were
printed and also to the many contributors who have allowed
their original material to be included in these important State



Records.



THE EDITOR.



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