Petition #11280204


Martin R. Byrd, "Colonel of the Militia of the County of Washington," asks to be compensated for expenses incurred during his efforts to suppress a "threatened Conspiracy of the Negroes." As commanding officer, Byrd called "out the Militia for the purpose of apprehending the Conspirators, protecting the defenceless inhabitants, & keeping Guards over the accused until they could be tried & Condemned or discharged in a due course of law." Noting that he "was under the necessity of furnishing the said Militia with provisions Liquors &c," the petitioner reports that he has submitted "a true statement" of said expenses "to your honorable body, and humbly prays that you will take the same under your consideration" and render him relief "as to you in your Wisdom shall seem meet."

Result: Rejected.

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