1st That PRIVATE JOHN GIBSON born in the Parish of YOUGHALL in or near the Town of CORK in the County of CORK was enlisted for the aforesaid Regiment at QUEBEC in the PROVINCE L. CANADA on the 25th Day of MAY 1807 at the age of TWENTY SIX for UNLIMITED SERVICE.
2nd That he hath served in the Army for the space of NINETEEN Years and THREE HUNDRED FORTY SIX Days, after the Age of Eighteen, according to the subjoined STATEMENT OF SERVICE
49th Reg. 12 Oct 1790 to 24 May 07/ Private 16 Yrs. 285 Days/ Prior to age of 18 to be deducted 8 Yrs. 0 Days/ Total Service 8 Yrs. 285 Days/ 0 Yrs. in East or West Indies.
99th Reg. 25 May 07 to 24 July 18/ Serjeant 5 Yrs. 0 Days/ Private 6 Yrs. 61 Days/ Total Service 11 Yrs. 61 Days/ 0 Yrs. in East or West Indies
Totals 5 Yrs. Serjeant/ 22 Yrs. 346 Days Private/ 8 Yrs. prior to age 18/ Total Service 19 Yrs. 346 Days
3rd That in consequence of THE REDUCTION OF THE REGIMENT he is hereby discharged AND IN CONSEQUENCE OF HIS SERVICE IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED.
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7th I JOHN GIBSON do hereby acknowledge
that I have received all my Clothing, Pay, Arrears of Pay, and all just
Demands whatsoever, from the time of my Entry into the Service
to the date of this Discharge. WITH AN ADVANCE OF FULL PAY TO 24 SEPTEMBER
1818. Witnessed by GEORGE PINCKNEY CAPT. 99th
Signature of the Soldier JOHN GIBSON
8th To prevent any improper use being made of this discharge, by its falling into other Hands, the following is a Description of the said PRIVATE JOHN GIBSON. He is about THIRTY SEVEN Years of Age, is FIVE Feet FIVE Inches in height, BROWN Hair, BROWN Eyes, FRESH (I think) Complexion; and by Trade or Occupation a MUSICIAN.
Given under my Hand, and Seal of the Regiment
at QUEBEC this 12th Day of JULY 1818. Signature
of the Commanding Officer JOHN MARTIN (?) MAJOR 99th