Making History: Transcribe is made possible in part by federal funding provided through the Library Services and Technology Act program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Petition of John Syme and William Robertson, 1729 May 2.

image 1 of 2

Zoom in to read each word clearly.
Some images may have writing in several directions. To rotate an image, hold down shift-Alt and use your mouse to spin the image so it is readable.

Warning: getimagesize(): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /var/www/vm/transcribe/plugins/Scripto/ScriptoPlugin.php on line 714 Warning: getimagesize(http://ww.virginiamemory.com/transcribe/files/original/4772d6f5b9e2feed1a74887dec3ce41a.jpg): failed to open stream: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /var/www/vm/transcribe/plugins/Scripto/ScriptoPlugin.php on line 714
This transcription is complete!

May 2, 1729 To The Hon:ble the Governor in Council John Syme & Willm Robertson Humbly pray That leave may be granted them to take up two thousand acres of land lying on round about Creek in Hannover County & joining to Collo Merriwether's line And they shall pray &c