Petition of Moses Swinny, 1774 May 19.
Contains a petition of Moses Swinny [Swinney] of Amherst County to the Speaker & House of Burgesses asking for relief from the loss of his tobacco which was swept away in a flood from either Shockoe's or Byrd's warehouse in 1771. Also includes a deposition of John Hodges before Turner Southall, justice of the peace of Henrico County. In addition, there are certificates of Price & Southall, inspectors at Shockoe Warehouse, & Samuel & R. Price, inspectors at Byrd's Warehouse. Lastly, there is a transcription of the above documents copied from the Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, v. 18, pp. 274-276.