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Petition of Peter Anderson of Virginia

To the Honourable Gentlemen.

Sheweth your Petitioner Peter ANDERSON Aged 38 Years belongin to America, & served seven Years under His Britainick Majesty this America War Listed under Lord DUNMORE & was Always ready & Willing at Command & was at the Battle of the great Bridge Capt. FOREDYCE.

hopes that you Honorable Gentlemen will take it into Consideration havin Lost all he had & in great Distress at this Time being that he ran great Hazards of his Life & taken besides His property & was taken Prisoner at the great Bridge Virginea Portsmouth in America & was there Confin’d about six Months

the Other six Months he liv’d in the Woods & then Enter’d into His Britanick Majestys Service George the Third in Charles Town America & having Lost all I had in the World 4 Chests of Cloaths 20 Hogs 4 Feather Beds & Furniture And Now in very great Fistress

Therefore Gentlemen I hope your Honors will take it into Consideration as I dare not go into my Own Country Again having serv’d His Britianick Majesty George the Third

He Likewise Lost 250 Dollars He is A free Black serv’d his Time with John Griffin Sawyer in America & very willing to serve His Britinack Majesty Again

John DANIEL Virginea in America December in the Year of our Lord 1775

And he Peter ANDERSON will ever be bound to Pray for You & Yours—


John DANIEL Weetness to My Loss



Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 27, folio 230.

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