Petition #11278704


Samuel Ashe, executor of the last will and testament of Major General John Ashe, seeks relief for Ashe's heirs, who are charged ₤6,385 "depreciated Money" for an unpaid debt. He states that General Ashe during the Revolution had been forced to flee the British troops invading Wilmington; shortly before leaving, he "buried with the privity of a Negroe only, in airtight caches, all his papers." Ashe recounts, however, that the General unfortunately died a short time later and that the papers, when dug up, were "discovered to be totally defaced or destroy." Charging that said papers would have proved that the claims being made against his estate were false, the petitioner prays for relief.

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Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina