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Petition of Joseph Harper and others, 1769 June 17.

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To the right honorable Norborne Baron de Botetourt his Majesty's Sient & Governor General of Virginia & Vice Admiral of the same & the Hon'ble the Council thereof. The petition of Joseph Harper, Francis Jerdone Jnr., John Jerdone, George Pottie, William Douglass, John McCoy, Walther Goldsmth, James Taylor, John Richardson, William Jerdone, George Washington, Thomas Bishop, John Alton, Joseph Loaf, Henry Taylor, Edward Williams, Samuel Jackson, William Shilling, Thomas Davis, Michael Tracy, Archibald Carry, Thos Mann, Randolph Robert Goode, {illegible} Ward, James Cosland, Matthew Branch, Thos Randolph, {illegible} Fleming, Henry Bell, Seth Ward Junr., George Wyth, Warner {illegible} Junr, William Nelson Junr., Lewis BurwellJunr., Edmond [Bo?}, John Bolling, Thos. Fleming, William Ellis, Benj'n Watkins, William Fleming humbly sheweth that his Majesty's title to the lands situate on the east side the river Ohio having beenlately recognized by the six nations of Indians. Your Petitioners humbly pray that they may have leave to take up & survey forty thousand Acres of land to begin at a Cycamore tree marked T W between the road leading thro' Cave Gap extending up& down Powel's River & the branch [illegible] of in one or more surveys to compleat the said quantity & your petitioners will pray.