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Petition of Abraham Field Presented


Thursday, June 8, 15 Geo˙ Ill, 1775.

Mr˙ Cary reported from the Committee of Publick Claims, to whom the Petition of Abram Field, a soldier wounded in the late engagement with the Indians, was referred, that the Committee had examined the matter of the said Petition, and had come to a Resolution thereupon, which they had directed him to report to the House; and he read the Report in his place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk' s table, where the Resolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz:

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee that the said Petition is reasonable, and that the Petitioner ought to be allowed the sum of Twenty Pounds for his present relief, and the further sum of Ten Pounds per annum during his life, as a recompense for the wound he received in the defence of this Colony.

The said Resolution being read a second time, was, upon the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

Resolved, That the sum of Twenty Pounds be paid to Abram Field, a Soldier wounded in the late Indian expedition, and that the sum of Ten Pounds per annum be paid to him during his life.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Cary do carry the Resolution to the Council, and desire their concurrence.

The Order of the Day being read,