Petition of Moses Hunter, 1774 May 20.
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To the Hon'ble the Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Burgesses The Petition of Moses Swinny of Amherst County. Humbly sheweth That your Petitioner had a Hhd of Tobo. lodged, the 22d Day of May 1771, either in Shoccoe's or Byrd's Warehouses by a Person who he had imployed to Waggon it thither, but before your Petitioner could get it inspected it was carried off by the Fresh and he never has received any Satisfaction for the same: he therefore prays the Consideration of this House and such Allowance for the same as they shall think reasonable. And he shall pray &c