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Bucks County Volunteers
Memorial for Relief

To the Hon. the Commissioners, appointed by Act
of Parliament further to inquire into the Losses
And Services of the American Loyalists &c &c

The Memorial of the Subscribers late of the Province of Pensylvania; but now of the Town of Digby in the Province of Nova Scotia.

Humbly Sheweth,

That your memorialists have uniformly Adherred to their Duty and Allegiance to the Best of Kings, And been obliged to fly for refuge to the Brittish Army, then at Philladelphia Early in the year 1777 there embodying themselves under the Command of Capt. William THOMAS, as Vollunteers Stiled the Bucks County Vollunteers-

In Consequence of which your Memorialists were Attainted of high Treason by the Disaffected People of that Province-

That your Memorialists, on their joining the Royal Army Continued In sd. Company as Vollunteers while at the City of Philladelphia, and on the evacuation of said Place, followed the Royal Army to New York As Vollunteers under the Command of the Above William THOMAS, Continuing And Acting in the same, As faithful Subjects In the support of our Most Gracious Sovereigns Cause, Aiding and Assisting the same with the greatest vigour and Alacrity untill the year 1781, the Company as yet having received no Compensation for their Services, dispersed themselves severaly, some joined other Vollunteer Companys others to industrious Labour in Order to Support themselves and repair their Constitutions, destroy'd by the hardships they had under gone in the several Campains-

That on the close of the war Several of said volunteers residing in the City of New York, on application being made Previous to their embarking for this Province received a Compensation for their Services which your Memorialists not being then present, were unfortunatly not represented.

Your Memorialists therefore prays their Case may be taken into Consideration, that they may be enabled under your report to receive such Aid or relief, As their Services may be found to Deserve.

And your Memorialists
As in Duty Bound
Shall ever pray &c

Wm. Maxlln. STEWART
Geo. Phillip WORTMAN
William LUNN
Jonathon WALTON
Hermanus KING

Digby April 3d 1786

I Do hereby Certify that the within Named Served in and under my Command As Vollunteers from the year 1777 untill the year 1780 And During said term, to my knowledge never received any emolument Or Compensation for their Services whatever.

As Witness My hand

William THOMAS

Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 24, folios 476-477.

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