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Report on Petition of Robert Carr,


Mr˙ Neavill, from the Committee to whom the Petition of Robert Carr was referred, reported, that the Committee had, according to order, had the same under their consideration; and that it appeared to them, from the testimony of Mr˙ James Wood, that the Petitioner acted as ensign in his Company, without a commission, from the 12th of October till the 12th day of November following, by the express direction of Lord Dunmore, the two Lieutenants belonging to the Company being rendered incapable of duty by sickness; and that it also appeared, that the Petitioner had received pay as a private soldier only, during the time aforesaid. And that they had come to the following Resolution thereupon; which he read in his place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk' s table, where the same was again twice read, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the said Petition is reasonable, and that the Petitioner ought to be allowed the sum of 6 15 0d˙, being the difference of pay between that of an ensign and common soldier.