Petition #11280208


Francis Bell seeks to be compensated for the death of his horse "of considerable value." He recalls that, when in the past summer "a plot of a most alarming nature was discovered, which threatened to involve the whole country in the deepest calamity," he responded to the "order of the commanding officer stationed at the Town of Winslow," to give up his horse to said officer, which resulted in the horse's death due to "excessive riding." Bell notes that his "loss happened on a service which it was not his particular duty to perform" and that "it was incurred in obedience to the command of a public officer." Of the opinion that said "danger affected not merely himself, but every Citizen of the State," he prays that "his case may be taken into consideration, and that such relief may be granted as shall be deemed meet and equitable."

Result: Rejected.

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