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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Petition from Henry O'Daniel concerning a pardon
O'Daniel, Henry
August 19, 1781
Volume 22, Page 576


Aug. 19th, 1781.

The Petition of Henry O. Daniel to His Excellency the Governor of North Carolina.

The Petition of Henry O. Daniel humbly Sheweth, That your Petitioner did, contrary to the Laws of this State, join the British when they were at Hillsborough, and remained with them not longer than Three weeks, at the End of which Time your Petitioner, being fully convinced of the Folly of his Conduct and being determined in Future to behave myself, agreeable to the Laws of the Country, did return Home and surrendered himself to a Justice of the County of Orange, and was bound in recognizance for to answer in Court and for good Behavior in the Meantime; now, Your Petitioner having nothing to depend on but your Excellency’s Clemency, which I most Humbly ask, and your Petitioner, as in Duty Bound, will ever pray. 19th Aug., 1781.


Aug. 25th, 1781.

His Excellency Gov. Burke has promised to the within Henry O. Daniel and John Garisham, and all other Persons in their Situation, that if they immediately join Gen. Butler they shall be pardoned.