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To the General assembly of Virginia the Commonwealth of Virginia the petition of Joseph Miller of the borough of Norfolk in the sd commonwealth humbly sheweth That Frances Reed , mother of your Petitioner, having had issue by a former marriage Anne and Thomas Reed , intermarried with
I take the liberty of troubling you on behalf of a Cap t Joseph Millar , stationed at Charlottesville as an Alien ; and will state his case as represented to me, and as believed by me. his father & mother came over about 1768. to Maryland to settle there. he was born there soon after their arrival, and the father dying, the mother thought it safest to return to her friends in Ireland where...
I Rec d your Frendly Letter yeasterday an for the Truble I have Given you I am ashamed of I intend bein Coming up as Soone as the Court is over I am not Able to Sell aney Part at Pressent I have tried all I Can But no buyers one House that Cost $6000 Building I offered it for $4000 and the Ground along with it I Could wish you to Lett Old Peeter Get Sume Grain to work Soone Hops in New York is...
ALS : American Philosophical Society The Humble Petition of Joseph Miller Late Commander of the Brig Sampson: Sheweth that your Petitioner being Taken the 20th: August 1778 by the General Mifflin Captn: Daniel Mc:Nieel on my Passage to New found land and heave been a prisoner Ever Sence wherefore your Petitioner Most Humbly Presents him Self and distressed wife and Three Small Children at home...
Hon rd Friend I inform you I Rec d yours on the 12 st I have sent you 10 Gross of Corks bearing all I couuld Gett heare that was Good for Aney thing but and Arivell of frish ones is Excepect Soon and I then will send the Ballance I have Strugeled to Get my Dept Paid but it has Left me poor annoff for a while as soon as I Recrute I will Be up Ti mes heare is Very Dull the all Cry is the want of...
The circumstances of my being without friends or even acquaintances in the United States likely to assist me in my present enquiry added to that of my knowledge of your unprecedinted Kindness to my poor Father. and the high character I have ever heard attributed to you of all that is just & good emboldens me tho’ an entire Stranger to you to ask your advice & assistance.—By a letter dated...
I this day have Shiped on Board the Sch r Resolution Cap t Cole a Small Bale of Corks which I hope will Come Safe to had hand I am a Fraid you will think me Neglectfull in So Long Dela y y but Coold not Please myselfe heare I Sent to New york for them I hope thay Will Please I woold have been up Before now but Owing to a Scever Pain in my Ancless not Able to Walk for 8 weeks Times heare is...
Honr d Frind I now take L the of Liberity of informing you—this Day I have I informed shiped on Board the Sloop Canton Capt Willis Godwin one Cask of x I Do not Know What We Must call it, I think Porter Brandy as it was Made from Soure Porter Like wise—I have Sent My Trunk along with it hopeng thay will Come Safe to hand—I have Drect them to Gibson &c Jefferson
I take the liberty of informing you that this Day I have Shiped for you one Cask of ____ on Board the Slope Eliza-Ann Josiah Allven Cap t which I hope will Come Safe to hand hoping you will Wright Merss Gibson Jefferson C o to forward it to you for been Rather Perishable and to be Keept Dry you will Open the End your name is on and as it Contains 3 Diff r Sorts— I have Commence d
yours of the 11 th Came to hand on the 22 th and I am hapey to heare from you this Day I have Shiped on Board of the Slope Hope Capt Lawrance a Small Ball Baill of Corks Which hopes Will Come Safe and Please you Did Say whether them that I Sent in Dec mr Came or not I have Been Very Lame all thes Winter but now the Warm Weather Coming on I am in Hopes of Getting Better I intend