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Petition from the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting of Friends concerning payment for provisions for the North Carolina militia
Society of Friends. Cane Creek Monthly Meeting
November 07, 1772
Volume 09, Pages 354-355

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

From our monthly Meetting of the People Called Quakers Held at Cain Creek in the County of Orange and Province of North Carolina the Seventh day of the Eleventh month 1772.

To Josiah Martin Esqr. Governor and Commander in Cheaf in and over the Said Province and to the Councell; Speaker; and members of the house of assembly.

Do we as Humble dependants Earnestly Crave Your Attention; and may these few lines find Such Acceptance with you; that as We Spread our Remonstrances before You; It may be your Pleasure to Have Us Redressed; for it is our Principle and Known Practice as a

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Society; to be subordinate and Peascible under Goverment; (altho deviated from by Some who make Profession as we do) for which the Severall Sherriffs Can bear us Record; That when their Passing about in their Respective Services Was thought dangerous; That Numbers of us Conveyed our money for our Taxes; to the Severall Sheriffs Thereof; When Come due and Payable; as being Willing to Exert our Selves to the Support of our Gracious King and Goverment; Well Knowing From Whose Clemency We as a People Enjoy Great Priviledges

Now the moveing Instance Which We have to Lay Before You is that Whereas Governor William Tryon; Requested us to Furnish him With Six Waggon Load of Flower; together With Six Waggons and Teams; in the Campaign against the Regulators; Which Request We Complyed with; in Expectation of being Paid for the Same; and Whereas We Understand; there hath been but a Small Part offered at the Last Sitting of assembly; therefore We Humbly Intreat you; to take it into Consideration; and Grant this our Petetion For if otherwise the Burthen thereof is most Likely to fall on a Very Few in the discharge and Settlement thereof; Which may Prove the means of Rendering Some of us Incapable of the Punctuall discharge of our other Respective debts; therefore we Earnestly Crave; that you would Condesend to Administer to our Releaf, and Ease our Humble Hearts; Being in duty bound; We Forever Shall Return due acknowledgements.

Signed in and on Behalf of the Said meeting,
CHRISTOPHER HUSSEY
MORGAN EDWARDS
THOMAS LINDLEY
ISAAC JONES
JOSEPH COMER
JEREMIAH PIGGOTT
DAVID VESTAL
WM. HOBSON
BENJAMIN PIGGOTT
WILLIAM LINDLEY
AARON JONES
WILL. WIERMAN
RICHd KEMP
JESSE HINSHAW
THOs VESTAL
WILLIAM MARSHILL
JACOB MARSHILL
DANIEL BROWN
JOSEPH CLOUD
JOHN DAIRY
WILLIAM BROWN
LEVI BRANSON
WILLIAM VESTAL.