Petition #11279102


Presly Nelms states that "he furnished the Southern Continental army Commanded by General [Horatio] Gates with a New Waggon a four Horse Team complete, and a Negroe driver of his own property." Nelms recounts that "said waggon Team and driver were lost at the defeat of General Gates near Camden in South Carolina." Having received only "Twenty Six Thousand pounds depreciated Currency" for his loss of property, the petitioner seeks "a more Equitable allowance." He therefore prays that "your Honorable body will admit his Case to a fair Investigation and Grant such redress as to you Shall Seem Meet."

Result: Referred to committee.

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