Petition of Henry Irwin, 1720.
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To the Hon'ble the Lieu't Govern'r & Council
The Petition of Henry Irwin
Humbly Showeth That your Petitioner was at the charge of supplying the Government with Horses particularly for one Bell and his Son Evences against Blackbeards Crew of Pirates taken in North Carolina who were tryed here by a Court of Admiralty, in which service your petitioner lost two horses which cost him twenty pounds Currant money and hath received no satisfaction for the same.
Yor petitioner therefore humbly prays your Hon'r to grant him such satisfaction as to your Hon'r may seem reasonable