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Petition from Kader Harold concerning public assistance
Harold, Kader
December 27, 1780
Volume 15, Pages 208-209


Duplin, Dec. 27th, 1780.

To the Honorable the Members of the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, &c., &c.

The Petition of Kader Harold of Duplin County,

Humbly Sheweth,

That your Petitioner was Drafted a Militia soldier of the aid sent to South Carolina under the Command of Maj. Gen. Caswell,

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and in Colo. Henry Dickson's Regmt. That your petitioner was in the action of the 16th of Augt., near Camden, where he received several wounds and was taken a prisoner on the Ground, And Remained in the British Hospital at Camden until the 14th Day of September, at which time he made his Escape and got home, and was instantly taken with the small pox, with his whole family, and had the misfortune to lose one of his Children by the Disorder. As your Petitioner is in very low Circumstance, and Entirely unable to bear the Expence he has been at, or to provide a maintenance for his family for the approaching season, having made little or no crop, he hopes your Honble. Body will take his Case into your Consideration, And Grant him such Relief as to you may seem meet, And your petitioner, as in Duty Bound, will Ever pray, &c.