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Petition from John Alderson concerning an exchange of prisoners of war
Alderson, John
March 17, 1778
Volume 13, Page 381

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[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
John Alderson To His Excellency Richard Caswell Esqr., Governor
and Commander in and over the State of No. Carolina.

Bath Town Beaufort County, March 17th 1778.
The humble address of John Alderson to His Excellency Richard Caswell Esqr., Governor and commander in chief in and over the State of No. Carolina humbly Sheweth:

That he was on the 7th of March last permitted to return to this State, after giving his word and Honor, to be Inactive, until exchanged, or until a general exchange should take place, that he humbly prayeth his Excellency, to take into consideration the disadvantage under which he, the Petitioner, now laboureth under in being Deprived of sharing the honors which we promise ourselves this campaign and hopes his Excellency will forward an exchange as there are prisoners of equal Rank with me in this State who would be glad as my self to be exchanged.

Mr. John Green will inform his Excellency of my Rank.