Petition #11286201


Thirty-four residents of Catawba and Burke counties "wish to Lay before your consideration the general Situation of this Section of North Carolina." They report that "the conscripts under thirty five having been taken from here, and there is but few Slaves in this Section of country there are but few men left for the support of the country." They further declare that "the country is already full of widows and orphans the wives and children of Volunteers and conscripts." The petitioners therefore pray "your honorable body do not have any more men taken out of this State; if there are many more taken Starvation and famine will prevail throut the country."

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