John Reade

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COMMITTEE-CHAMBER, NEW-YORK, June2, 1776.

Colonel Abraham Lott having acquainted the Committee that Mr˙ John Reade, formerly elected by their body as Second Major to the New-York Militia, of which he is Colonel, has declined serving, at the same time recommending Mr˙ William Leary to supply his place,

The Committee Resolved, unanimously, That Mr˙ William Leary be recommended to the Congress for the commission of Second Major of Colonel Lott' s Regiment.

Extract from the Minutes: JOSEPH WINTER, Secretary.