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1799 MILITIA REPORT - "Return of Officers Elected to Fill the Vacancies in the Sixth Division of the Militia of Massachusetts, July 1st, 1799, signed by Andrew P. Fernald, Lt. Col. (Later Brigadier General). Six entries of men from Berwick and Kittery (now Maine). 7 3/4" x 12 3/4". Good condition. From the Maine Geneology archives: "ANDREW PEPPERRELL FERNALD, Captain. Was appointed Adjutant, Jan. 9, 1777, of Col. John Frost's regiment of Massachusetts State Troops, on the Hudson River; honorably discharged in March, 1777. Commanded a company of Massachusetts state soldiers at Cloverack on the Hudson River, from July 6, 1780, to Sept. 22, 1780, when he was discharged. He was commissioned Adjutant, April 29, 1776, of the Second Regiment of York County militia. Promoted to Captain, June 23, 1780. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, Oct. 1, 1789, same regiment, and to Brigadier General, May 4, 1800; commanding First Brigade York County Militia. He was born, Feb. 26, 1753, at Kittery, son of Dennis and Sarah (Frost) Fernald; married, Dec. 24, 1778, to Martha Shapleigh; lived in that part of Kittery, now Eliot, on Tan Pit Hill, near or on the farm now occupied by his grandson of same name. Died there, May 18, 1821; had a large family of children. Wife, Martha, died at Eliot, Nov. 27, 1819, aged sixty years."



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