On November 10, 1775, the Continental
Congress commissioned Samuel Nicholas to raise two Battalions of Continental Marines, today known as the United States Marine Corps. That very day, Nicholas set up shop in Tun Tavern. He appointed Robert Mullan, then the proprietor of the tavern, to the job of chief Marine Recruiter — serving, of course, from his place of business at Tun Tavern. Prospective recruits flocked to the tavern, lured by beer and the opportunity to serve in the new Corps of Marines. Hey leathernecks......"Oorah"......we appreciate you.