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Petition from Duncan Lamon et al. concerning clemency for Reuben Whitefield
Lamon, Duncan; Et Al.
October 13, 1782
Volume 16, Page 660

PETITION TO GENERAL SUMNER.

To the Honourable General Sumner,

Sir:

We the Subscribers being Sensibly touchd. with Mr. Ruben Wheatfield’s Misfortune at this time being charged with Entertaining a Certain Mirrideth Rukes, a Deserter, we having Informed ourselves with the Circumstance of the Charge against him, do not think that he is guilty of a Breach of that act of Assembly relative to harbouring Deserters; as it don’t appear to us that he had any evil Intentions in giving the fellow a Meal or two of Victuals, & was at that time applying to Mr. Wheatfield to hire him a Substitute. We would recommend the old Reuben Wheatfield to your Honour’s Clemency.

We are your Honours
Most humble Servts.,
The Subscribers,
D. LAMON,
EDWD. NICKOLSON, Jr.,
JO. W. MOORE, J. P.,
MICAJ. THOMAS, MATT. DRAKE, J. P.,
HARDY GRIFFIN, J. P.,
AUTHUR ARRINGTON, J. P.,
JNO. BOUTIN, ATTO.,
JOS. ARRINGTON, M. of Assl.
WM. HALL, C. C.

Nash County, Octd. 13, 1782.