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Decision on the Claim of Prince Prince of Connecticut

PRINCE, Prince  —  a Black  —  Connecticut

3rd Septemr. 1783.

He was born in America & was freeborn.

He lived at Stoney Town in Connecticut at the Commencement of the troubles & followed the Business of Farming.

He had 70 or 80 Acres in that Town which he got from his Father & he says they were at least worth 50 £.

He has a Wife & one Child who are left behind in America about 7 years ago he was obliged to serve in a Rebel Privateer or come away.

He came away & went on Board a Man of War & has served at Sea ever since in the English Navy.

There is no Certificate Annex’d to his Memorial But he thinks he can produce some proof of the truth of his Case.

He is desired to do it.

At present he is in no way of getting his Bread but he will endeavour to do it, he is 32 Years of Age.

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Entd.  —  Decision

This Man does not pretend to have had property of much value but he gives no proof of that little which he pretends to, its therefore impossible for us to make any other report in this Case, than that he is not entitled to any thing from Government.

Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 12, Volume 99, folios 28–29.

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