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Petition from Ptolemy Powell concerning his salary and military rank
Powell, Ptolemy
Volume 14, Pages 342-343

PETITION OF PTOLEMY POWELL TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the General Assembly:

The humble Petition of Ptolemy Powell, Lieutenant and commanding officer of the Guards at Halifax, Humbly Sheweth that the Pay of Lieutenant will in no wise support me in the station I

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now stand, and ever being willing to serve my country, Would not willingly desert the same. Your petitioner, therefore, prays that you would raise his Rank to a Captain and Captain's Pay from the Date of my Commission.

And your petitioner shall ever think himself Bound to serve you and his Country, &c.
PTOLEMY POWELL.