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Petition of John Burroughs


Mr˙ Mercer, from the Committee appointed, presented to the Convention, according to order, an Ordinance for establishing a general Test; which was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

A Petition of John Burroughs, of West Augusta, was presented to the Convention and read, setting forth that he was appointed, by Colonel Charles Lewis, a Lieutenant under Captain David Scott, in the expedition against the Indians, under Lord Dunmore, but was deprived of his commission by the said Scott, without any reasonable cause, and therefore praying that he might be allowed the expense he was at in raising men, and for the time he was out of service.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to Mr˙ Mercer, Mr˙ Neavitt, Mr˙ Rootes, Mr˙ Harvie, Mr˙ Muhlenburg, Mr˙ Richard Lee, Mr˙ Henry Lee, Mr˙ Carrington, Mr˙ Peyton, Mr˙ Wm˙ Cabell, Mr˙ Thomas Walker, Mr˙ Andrew Lewis, Mr˙ Gary, Mr˙ Smith, and Mr˙ Taylor, and they are to report the same, together with their opinion thereupon, to the Convention.