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Petition of the Inhabitants of Frederick


A Petition of the Inhabitants of the County of Frederick, and others residing to the westward of the Blue Ridge of mountains, was presented to the Convention, and read; setting forth, that being deeply interested, as well in the calamities of the late Indian War, as in the transactions and business consequent thereupon, they cheerfully contributed their assistance, by supplying wagons, horses, arms, and provisions, for the publick use; that the Commissioners appointed by the late Convention, to settle and adjust the expenses of the said expedition, being utterly unacquainted with the customs and manners of the inhabitants, and with the prices at which livestock, flour, meat, and other articles wanting to an army are usually sold, and also with the expense of wagonage, packing, and other modes of conveyance over that rugged and mountainous country, have, in the settlement of the accounts of the petitioners and their brethren, committed many errors and mistakes, to their very great prejudice; and praying that the Convention will take the same into consideration, and grant them such relief as shall seem just.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Rev˙ Mr˙ Thruston, Mr˙ Rutherford, Mr˙ Drew, Rev˙ Mr˙ Muhlenburg, Mr˙ Clarke,Mr˙ Rootes, Mr˙ Mercer, Mr˙ Neavill, Mr˙ Field, Mr˙ Henry Pendleton, Mr˙ Barbour, Mr˙ Taylor, Mr˙ Thomas Walker, Mr˙ John Walker, Mr˙ Edmondson, Mr˙ Selden, Mr˙ Carter of Lancaster, Mr˙ Kenner, Mr˙ Dartdridge, Mr˙ Brooke, Mr, Jones, Mr˙ Fitzhugh, and Mr˙ Page; and they are to report the same, together with their opinion thereupon, to the Convention.