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Petition from Mary Turner et al. concerning the imprisonment of their husbands
Turner, Mary; Et Al.
October 12, 1776
Volume 10, Page 841

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
To the Honourable Council of Safety now Setting at Halifax.

Your Peticioners humbly Sheweth.

That whereas our husbands William field, Robert field, Joseph field, Jeremiah field, Semor York, Stephen Sisny, Samuell Diviney, Fredrick Craft, Robert Turner, all of Guilford County and province of north Carolina was made prisoners in and about the tenth Day of Feabury Last, we your humble petticioners beg that you would with an Eye of pitty and Compashon take their and our Deplorable Condition into your wise Consideration and that you will Restore them back again to us upon Som Reasonable Terms, that they Can Comply with as we hope you are Sensible that it is out of their power to Doe any Dammage to the Common Cause & where they are not allowe the necesserys of Life as prisoners of warr nor the Liberty that prisoners of warr have; therefore we hope that your honours will out of pitty and Compashion to us and our Small familys Releas our Husbands from their Bands or if your Honours Cannot Comply with this our petticion we Still adress you further that you would admit of their being Removed in to the Province again So that we may be of Som asistance to their wants and we hope that your honours will Doe us the feaver to apoint the place where they are to be Removed to as Conveniant to us as it will allow we made our aplication to the County Committee and their advise was to petticion your Honours and they Did not Doubt but it would gain the Desirable Efect. So we Commit it to your wisdoms to point out of Such ways and meashures as in your wisdoms Shall Seem meet, and your Petticioners shall Ever pray.

MARY TURNER
CATHEREN CRAFT
DOLAY SISNY
HENNAY DIVINEY
LYDE FIELD
MARY FIELD
LYDE FIELD
ANN FIELD
SILVENEY YORK

October the 12th, 1776.