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Claims and Memorials
Petition of John Martin of Pennsylvania

His Excellency Sir Guy CARLETON K.B.
General & Commander in Chief of his
Majesty’s forces in North America &c &c &c

The Humble Petition of John MARTIN, Late of Philadelphia, in the province of Pensylvania.

Most Humbly Sheweth.

That your humble petitioner, left his alls in the Afores’d Province, and Join’d his Majesty’s Standard in the City of Philadelphia, with a Wife, and three Children, where he join’d, in the Waggon Master Gen’l Service, and at the Battle of Monmouth was wounded, in his left leg, and Arms, which has render’d him, a Cripple, ever since, And as he your humble petitioner, has never, been of Any Expence to Government, and his present Circumstances, can hardly Suport himself and family he humbly prays Your Excellency to grant him and family Such relief, as in your Benevolence Shall Seem best, when you Consider, his poor Circumstances, and final determination, is fix’d, to remove from this, to Nova Scotia.

And Your Excellencies, Humble
Petitioner, as in Duty bound
will, with Gratitude, Ever pray

N. York June 16, 1783

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I do hereby Certify that John MARTIN, a Loyal refugee, has ever Acted in Conformity, as a friend to Government, he haveing Serv’d Under me at Kingsbridge &c &c

Lt Col’l

Great Britain, Public Record Office, Headquarters Papers of the British Army in America, PRO 30/55, No. 7386.

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