To the Convention of the Representatives
of the State of New-York1
[New York, November 6, 1776]
I do hereby certify that the bearer William Douglass has lost his arm in the service of this state, having been a Matross in my company of Artillery, thereto belonging; and he is accordingly recommended to the Convention thereof, as intitled to the provision made by a late resolve of the Continental Congress, for those disabled in defence of American liberty.
A Hamilton Capt
Pay was drawn for the above Wm. Douglass ’till ye. first day of August
ALS, MS Division, New York Public Library.
1. This is the second of two certificates written by H for William Douglass. The other certificate is dated September 14, 1776.