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Petition from Jonathan Brown concerning permission to return to the British Army
Brown, Jonathan
July 02, 1781
Volume 15, Page 506

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TO HIS EXCELLENCY, THOMAS BURKE, GOVERNOR, AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE PROVINCE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

The Humble Petition of Jonathan Brown Humbly Sheweth:

That your Excellency's Petitioner, Jonathan Brown, was left sick in this Town when the British Army marched from hence last Spring; that the Petitioner is in very much want, Both of Clothes and Money; that from your Excellency's known Humanity Petitioner hopes your Excellency will please to allow him a Flag to repair to the British Army commanded by Lord Cornwallis wherein Petitioner's Father is an Officer, from whom Petitioner might receive such things as he most stands in need of; that Petitioner prays your Excellency to permit his Servant to accompany him, if your Excellency will allow Petitioner to go to the British Camp; that Petitioner will, with the utmost fidelity, Return to this Place at whatever time your Excellency may think fit to appoint for that purpose; and that Petitioner humbly hopes your Excellency from your benevolent Principles will comply with this Petition; And Petitioner as Duty bound shall every pray, &c.

JONATHAN BROWN, Caddett.

Hillsborough,
2d July, 1781.