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Petitions of Inhabitants of Augusta County, for remuneration for services and expenses in the late Indian War


A Petition of sundry Inhabitants of the County of Augusta, was presented to the Convention and read, setting forth that on the last expedition against the Indians being resolved upon, it became necessary that a number of Packhorses should be employed for carrying out provisions and other necessaries for the Army; that they very cheerfully entered their horses into the said service, not doubting but they should receive allowances which had been usually made; but that they are sorry to inform the Convention that the Commissioners, appointed to settle the Accounts of the said expedition, have allowed your petitioners a recompense inadequate to the services afforded by them, especially when it is considered how long they have been prevented from receiving any satisfaction whatever for the same; and praying the Convention will take the premises into consideration, and grant them such relief as shall be judged just and reasonable.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to Mr˙ M' Dowell, Mr˙ Neavill, Mr˙ Rootes, Mr˙ Thos˙ Walker, Mr˙ Field, Mr˙ John Walker, Mr˙ Adams, Mr˙ Richard Randolph, Mr˙ Henry Pendleton, Mr˙ Bowyer, Mr˙ Barbour, Mr˙ Harrison, and Mr˙ Read, and they are to report the same, together with their opinion thereupon, to the Convention.