1668 New York Colonial Muster Rolls
Copied from New York Colonial Muster Rolls, 1664-1775, Report of the State Historian of the State of New York. Reprinted for the web.
Col. Francis Lovelace, Governor of New York.
The First Record of John Bull
Discharge of John Bull, a soldeir, who came over with Gov. Nicolls.
Whereas John Bull came over into these parts in his Ma'ties Service under the Command of the Right Hono'ble Coll Richard Nicolls, wherein hee hathe continued for the space of foure yeares and upwards and being now a time of peace having requested his discharge.
These are to certify all whom it may concerne, That the said John Bull hath behaved himself civilly and like a souldier during the time of his being under my Command and I do hereby give him a discharge from his Military Employment in this Garrison, hee haing liberty to remaine in the country at his pleasure: Given under my hand, at ffort James in New Yorke, on Manhattans Island in America the 4th day of November 1668.