Petition of Walker Taliaferro and others, 1769 May.
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To the Right Honourable Norborne Baron de Bottetourt, His Majesty's Lieutenant & Governor General of Virginia & Vice Admiral of the same &c The Honourable the Council thereof The Petition of Walker Taliaferro Gent, James Taliaferro, Wm. Taliaferro, Christor. Taliaferro, Wm. Taliaferro, John Taliaferro (sons of Christopher) Wm. Jones (Thos. Jones, Wm. Jones Jnr sons of Thos.) Wm. Taliaferro Walker Taliaferro Junr (sons of Walker) [illegible] Robinson, John Jones, Thos. Jones, John Jones (sons of John) Thos. Jones Edmund Jones, Thos. Laughlin humbly sheweth
That your Petitioners being desirous of settling in the new country beyond the Allegany Mountains, lately ceded to His Majesty by the Indians. Humbly pray that they many have leave to take up &c Survey Twenty thousand acres of Land within that Terretory, to begin at the Mouth Cumberland River . . . so as to include that quantity in one or more Surveys, upon such Terms as to their Honble Board shall deem Equitable And they will pray &c Walker Taliaferro .