To the Honble The Speaker & Gentlemen of the Assembly, now sitting.
The Petition of Alexander Curtis Humbly Sheweth
That your petitioner inlisted as a Soldier in the Craven Detachment, in the late expedition against the Insurgents, that he went out in that Service, in which from his constant lying on the Cold earth & being exposed to the inclemency of the weather He Contracted a Violent Cold that brought on him other disorders which have reduced him to so low a state as to render him entirely unable to get his Livelihood or sustain nature.
Your Petitioner therefore humbly hopes the Honorable House will take his deplorable case into Consideration & Grant him such relief as you in your wisdom shall think meet.
We the Subscribers hereby Certify that the facts contained in the above Petition are true & humbly recommend the Petitioner to the Assembly as an object deserving their Bounty.