Claims and Memorials
|[NOTE: This may be the man who was Captain of the Black Dragoons.]
The Honble Commissioners Appointed by
Act of Parliament for Enquiring into the
Losses & Services of the American
The Memorial of March KINGSTON
Most Humbly Sheweth
That your Memorialist a Black Man a Native of America was in the Kings Service under General CORNWALLIS, in America and was a Guide to his Majestys Troops under His Lordships Command in South Carolina.
In Which Service your Memorialist was wounded in his Knee, which is now Broke out again and Rendered him Quite Incapable of Any Service and is fearfull of being a Criple for Life.
That your Memorialist through His Attachment to his Majestys Service and Government had His Horse and Acutriments taken from Him by the Americans, which was worth Thirty Pounds and was Offered Twenty Two Pounds by the British Officers Just before he was lost.
Also there is Due to him Twenty One Pounds for Pay as Guide to the Army as Aforesaid under Capt. DENNIS who Died in Fort Royal in Jamaica which was the Reason your Memorialist was not Paid.
Therefore your Memorialist Humbly Prays His Case may be taken into your Honors Consideration in Order that he may be Inabled from your Honors Report to Receive Such Aid or Relief as your Memorialists losses and Services may appear to Deserve. And your Memorialist will Ever PrayŚ
Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 130, folio 293.
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