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Petition of Alexander Dick to the Governor and Council, 2 November 1779

Petition of Alexander Dick to the Governor and Council

Williamsburg, 2 Nov. 1779. The petitioner embarked on an armed brig in February 1777 as a part of the state regiment and was taken to England as a prisoner; having contracted a debt of 160 guineas while a prisoner and during escape, he requests that his pay as captain be made equal to hard money; he requests also a commission as major of marines.

RC (Vi); 2 p. Dick’s petition was transmitted to the House of Delegates in TJ’s letter to Harrison of 8 Nov. 1779, q.v.

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