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  • He successively and successfully discharged the duties of drill-instructor, pay-sergeant, and other non-commissioned offices, and held the rank of colour-sergeant at the commencement of the Afghan campaign, wherein he repeatedly so greatly distinguished himself.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 or the Re-Conquest of the Soudan

  • Jarvis Matcham -- such, if I am not mistaken, was the name of my hero -- was pay-sergeant in a regiment, where he was so highly esteemed as a steady and accurate man that he was permitted opportunity to embezzle a considerable part of the money lodged in his hands for pay of soldiers, bounty of recruits (then a large sum), and other charges which fell within his duty.

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

  • Edgeworth, an impudent gawsey fellow, who deserted from Gordon's recruiting party, enlisted again, and became so great a favourite with the Colonel of the regiment which he joined, that he was made pay-sergeant.

    The Journal of Sir Walter Scott From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford

  • Matcham -- such, if I am not mistaken, was the name of my hero -- was pay-sergeant in a regiment, where he was so highly esteemed as a steady and accurate man that he was permitted opportunity to embezzle a considerable part of the money lodged in his hands for pay of soldiers, bounty of recruits (then a large sum), and other charges which fell within his duty.

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

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