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Memorial of James Boggs of New Jersey

To the Commissioners appointed by Act of
Parliment to enquire into the Losses and
services of the American Loyalists.

The Memorial of Doctor James BOGGS late of Shrewsbury, Monmouth County in the Province of New Jersey


That your Memorialist was early and steadily attached to his Majesty's Person and the British Government, and that he uniformly opposed the measures of the American Congress.

That He joined the British Army in New Jersey in 1776.

That in 1777 your Memorialist was attainted by a Law of the State of New Jersey- and his property an appraisement of which is herewith presented, was confiscated and sold- and applied to the use of the state.

That by the Unfortunate Issue of the American War, Your Memorialist has lost his all. That he has a wife and a very large Family of Children to provide for- that he is reduced to great distress. And therefore prays that you will take his case into consideration, that under your Report he may be enabled to receive such aid & relief as his Losses & Services may be found to deserve.

by his Atty.
William TAYLOR

Castle street, Oxford Market
No. 5, March 10th 1784

Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 17, folio 99.

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