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. On 18 July the Council ordered Maj. Gen. James Warren to draft out of the training
band and alarm list of each county every twenty-fifth man, “their pay and Establishment
. . . to be the same as is Allow'd in the Continental Army.” Their service confined
to the province and extending to 1 Dec., they were raised to replace the five regiments
that Gen. Washington had ordered to march to New York (Records of the States, Microfilm,
Mass. E.1, Reel No. 9, Unit 3, p. 89–91).