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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Petition from Hance Bond concerning pay for the crew of the Caswell
Bond, Hance
January 1779
Volume 15, Page 221

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To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina now sitting.

The Petition of Hance Bond, Captain of Marines on board the Ship Caswell,

Humbly Sheweth,

That your Petitioner hath served this State as Captain of Marines on board the said ship Caswell eleven months under a Commission from his Excellency, Governor Caswell; that the said ship is now laid up, and the materials, Stores and men are removed on board the ship Washington. That your Petitioner, with his Officers and Marines, have not received their pay; he therefore prays your Honors to afford him such relief as you in your great wisdom shall think proper, and your Petitioner, as in duty bound, shall ever pray.