The Honorable Aenias Shaw
As the late militia act of the legislature leaves in the power of His Honor the President to organize troops of horse in this Province, I beg you will have the goodness to mention to His Honor, that a number of twenty five and more will if Allowed/Volunteer for a troop in the District of Newcastle; and should it meet the Presidentís approbation, I beg leave to recommend Lieutenant John Grover to be Captain, Ensign Thomas M. Spalding to be Lieutenant, and M. Joseph I. Losie to be Cornet, they all belonging to the Northumberland Militia; should the Officers be Commissioned, and swords, and Pistols could be furnished for the Men, they would be ready for immediate service.
I have the Honor to be Sir,
Your most obedient Humble Servant
M. Peter LtCol 1st Regít Northumberland Militia
Cramahe 15th, October 1812
Colonel Peters Oct 15, 1812
Men of his regít volunteer for a troop of horse.
Source: National Archives RG 9C1-B-1 Northumberland 1812
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