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Petition of Wm. Fleming Presented to the House


A Petition of William Fleming, of the County of Botetourt, was presented to the House and read, setting forth that, in the year 1755, the petitioner entered into the service of this Colony, and continued therein until the end of the war, in 1763, when the Virginia Regiment was disbanded; after which he supported himself and his family by the practice of surgery, until he was called out on duty the last year, under the command of Col˙ Andrew Lewis, Lieutenant of the said County, and marched, with the Troops there raised, against the Indian enemy on the frontiers, "where, in an engagement the tenth day of October, the Petitioner was wounded in the breast and left arm, so that he is unable to exercise his profession of a Surgeon; therefore praying the House to take his case into consideration and grant him relief.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the consideration of the Committee of Publick Claims, and that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.