↑ I do hereby Certify that my Brother, Colonel William Yates Deceased entered into the service of his Country in the old Revolutionary War, between Great Britain and America some time in the year 1775 (soon after the commencement of the War) when at William & Mary College. That he was afterwards promoted (as I understood & believed) to the rank of Deputy Muster-Master General = perhaps in the early part of the year 1777. That he accepted the appointment as I was informed, & actually set off very shortly after, from my house, to Charleston, South Carolina, on his Tower [tour] of duty, under his appointment. That he was absent from home, on his first Tower, about Twelve months; and after making a short visit to Virginia returned to the southward & continued in the Service, nearly to the close of the War. – Given under my hand this 30th day of July 1817 S/ Clara Bolling done witty County to wit Mrs. Clara Bolling aged (as she states) about 67 years, personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace of the aforesaid County; on this present day and made Oath, that the within Certificate, respecting the services of her Brother, Colonel William Yates Deceased in the Old Revolutionary War, between Great Britain & America, contains the truth to the best of her recollection and belief. Given under my hand this 30th day of July 1817 S/ B. Hardaway, JP
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