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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Petition from Alexander Curtis concerning public assistance
Curtis, Alexander
December 1773
Volume 09, Pages 801-802

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

North Carolina—

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.

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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.

And your petitioner will ever pray &c.,

Newbern Decr 1773.

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.

Alexander Mills
Abner Brickhouse
James Ball
Chris. Dawson
John Bryan
John Tillman