11 May 1997 alan.hewat@gmail.com

Andrew Hewat - Wright certified loyalty

A letter from Major James Wright, certifying Andrew's loyalty, and the injustice of his reduction to half pay on 30 May 1782, courtesy of Victoria Dunlop.

I do hereby certify that in consequence of the foregoing warrant that Captain Hewat raised One Hundred men for his Majesty's services at a very considerable expense, and was constantly from this time on duly with me on all occasions both in the Georgia Loyalists and for some time after my Regiment joined the Kings Carolina Rangers.

That on the 30th of May 1782 a new arrangement took place by which he was seconded and Captain William Wylly ordered to take the Command of his Company, which I have never been able to learn the cause of, and which appears to me a very great piece of Injustice and cruelty towards Captain Hewat, who has suffered very considerably by the war.

James Wright
Majr. K. C. R.

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Alan William Hewat (alan.hewat@gmail.com)