The Petition of Elizabeth Ridley Kellow Humbly Sheweth:
That some time this last Winter your Petitioner’s Husband, William Kellow, fell into the Hands of the British near Hillsborough, with whom he continued some time, and after the Battle of Guilford was permitted to return home; that on his arrival there he was apprehended by an Order from Gen’l Jones and confined to the prison of Halifax on suspicion of coming as an Emmisary from the Enemy in order to discover the situation of the State and carry such intelligence as he should be able to collect to the Enemy below. On this suspicion, tho’ wholly groundless, as your Petitioner verily believes, he stood committed till the Alarm of Lord Cornwallis’s approach to this Place made it necessary to move him with the other Prisoners into Virginia, somewhere about Winchester. On the late Law passing for the re-admission of Parole Men to the Right of Citizenship on certain Conditions, Your Petitioner procured an Order from Gen’l Jones for her Husband’s enlargement, that he might return and be disposed of by the Laws of his Country, but the same precaution
On Security being given that this Man will return and submit himself to be tried, either by the Civil Laws or Laws Martial, as his Case may require, an order shall be issued for his being discharged from his confinement. The Security must be equal to the whole of his Estate and as much more by Two Sureties.