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Petition of Joseph Bowman


Wednesday, January 10, 1776.

A Petition of Joseph Bowman was presented to the Convention and read; setting forth that he commanded a Company of Militia under Lord Dunmore in the late expedition against the Indians, and furnished a number of his men with necessaries, to the amount of 44 18 3 three farthings, who afterwards deserted, by which means he lost the sum of 21 19 3 three farthings, and praying the same may be repaid him.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to Mr˙ Muhlenburg, Mr˙ Clarke, Mr˙ Thruston, Mr˙ Harvie, and Mr˙ Rootes;and they are to report the same, together with their opinion thereupon, to the Convention.