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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Petition from Austin Prescott concerning his military service in the Revolutionary War
Prescott, Austin
Volume 22, Page 154



To the Honorable the Secretary of War of the United States:

The petition of Austin Prescott, a citizen of the United States, sheweth that he entered the service of the United States as a private soldier in the War of the Revolution in the North Carolina Artillery, in the Continental line, in the company first commanded by Captain John Vance and afterwards by John Kingsbury; he served in said company in the North and in the South against the common enemy for upwards of five years when he was discharged. Deponent was with the army which was captured at Charleston but at the time of the capture was with the waggons sent to Georgetown for provisions and escaped the fate of the army at Charleston.

He received a discharge but has lost it.