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Petition from the inhabitants of the Neuse River area concerning attacks by Native Americans
Simson, Benjamin; Et Al.
1711
Volume 01, Pages 819-820

[From Calendar of Virginia State Papers. Vol. 1. P. 154.]

Vergeney—ss:

To ye Right Honble Allexander Spottswood, her Majestys' Leftenant Governour of ye sd Collony, and ye Rest of ye most Honble Councill of State—

The humble pe'tion of ye pore distressed inhabitants of Nuse River in ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ County in North Carolina most humbly sheweth yr Excellency—

That wharas there hath by ye permition of Allmighty God for our sins and Disobedance: bin a most horred Masecre Committed by ye tuskarora Indans upon her Majestys' pore Subjects in ye sd: province of North Carrolina, and we her Majestys' pore Subjects who by gods' providence have survived, are in Continuall Dread and Do suffer Dayley Destruction in our stocks and horses and fencing being burn'd—which if not speedally prevented, wee must all Likewise Perrish with our brethern, for we have not forse, nor Indeed any speedy care taken to prevent it in our Country—But for as much as we are her Majesty's subjects, and Ready at all times to be observant to her Majestys' Royal Commands: We do therefore with one voyse, knoweing yor Excelancys' Care and paternal Tenderness towards all her Majestys' Subjects, most Humbley

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beseech and Implore yor Honr as you tender the wellfare of her Majestys' pore Subjects, forthwith to send to our Releafe sum Considerable forse of men, armes and ammunition to Detect ye Barbarous Insolvency of those Rebelous Rogues, and as for provision, we ar Ready to ye uttermost of our abilety to assist ye armey If yr Excellency pleases to send them—which wee shall Dayley pray for: So hoping yr Excellency will take into yr sage Consideration our Destressed Condition, we yr pore petioners as in Deutey bound shall Ever Pray—

BENJ: SIMSON
JNO: GEORGE
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗
WILL ∗ ∗ ∗
WILLIAM HANCOCK
JOHN SLOCUM
MARTAIN HOPKINS
WILL: PRICE
RICHARD HILL
ROBt BRUSE
THOS: DAWSON
FRA: HILL
ROGER HILL
FARNIFOLD GREEN
THo WELSON
JAMES BLOUNT
ADAM FFERGISON
ADAM FFERGISON JUR:
ROBt WATTSON
And many others