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Petition of Peter Anderson of Virginia

To the Honorable Gentlemen of the
American Treasury


Your Petitioner Peter ANDERSON lived at Virginea was a Sawyer by Trade at the begining of the Disturbances

there he was pressed into the Land Service under Capt. FORDYCE Lord DUNMORE Commandr. in Chief where he remained untill his Capt. was Killed & that Day was taken Prisoner where he remain’d for about six Months at which time he was Sentenced to be hung

But made his Escape out of Prison & remain’d in the Woods untill the English poss[ess]ed Virginea When he came & deliver’d Himself up where he remain’d untill they went to Charles Town where he worked in the Kings–Yard untill Charlestown was Vacated at which Time he was sent Home in the Roman Emperor Capt. GRIEVE Commandr.

When pressed at Virginea had goods & Effects To Wit

 £     S     d
2 Feather Beds & Bedding & Bedsteads Value About 14.  14.    0.
& House Furniture
2 Chests & Working Tools & Wearing Apparel   5.    5.    0.
150 Dollars in One Chest

Aged 39 Years

John DANIEL Witness

Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 27, folio 226.

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Invasion of Virginia, 1781
by Michael Cecere