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Petition from Henry O'Daniel concerning a pardon
O'Daniel, Henry
August 19, 1781
Volume 22, Page 1046

PETITION OF H. O’DANIEL TO GOVERNOR BURKE.

The petition of Henry O’Daniel hereby sheweth that your petitioner did, contrary to the laws of this State, join the British when they were at Hillsborough and remained with them not longer than three weeks at the end of which time your petitioner being fully convinced of the folly of his conduct and being determined in future to behave myself agreeable to the laws of the Country, did return home and surrender himself to a Justice of the County of Orange, and was bound in recognizance for to answer in Court, and for good behavior in the mean time. Now your petitioner having nothing to depend on but your Excellency’s clemency which I most humbly ask and your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray.


19th August, 1781.
HENRY O’DANIEL.