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Petition of Thomas Peters

To His Excelency Thomas CARLETON Esquire
Lieutenant Governor and Commander In Chief of the
Province of New Brunswick &c &c &c

Petition of Thomas PETERS a Black Man Serjt. of the Late Black Prs.who Serv'd his Majesty 7 years

Most Humbly Sheweth,

That your Petitioner and Numbers of other Blacks are unprovided with Lands, he humbly implores in the name of the whole that something May be done for them as he and many others are now Suffering. Their present Situation is Such that they are incapable of paying the poor tax--

Your Petitioner
As in duty bound will
Ever Pray

Apl. 18, 1790--

Public Archives of New Brunswick, New Brunswick Land Petitions, 1790, RS 108, Reel F1037.

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