Marck, Ulric: Petition, Dinwiddie County
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To the Hon.ble the Speaker, and House of Delegates, of Virginia: The memorial of Ulric Märck of the Town of Blandford (in Behalf of his House under the Firm of Märck Nephew & Co., as well as several of the most capital Houses in France, whose agent they are,)- humble sheweth, That in the Month of April 1779 Mr. Armistead as agent for the state of Virginia purchased of a certain Capt.n Kellum, who was Master & owner of the Brigg Nautilus, a variety of goods to the amount of £18,541.10 for which he gave warrants of Gover. Henry on the Treasurer pay.ble the 1st of May following. That the House of Doerner & Märck (former concern of your memorialist) having very considerable consignm.t. on Board said Brigg Nautilus, Capt.n Kellum, upon a settlement made with him for that Cargo, in Jan 7, 1780 delivered to your memorialist the Warrants above mention'd, the arrival of the Ennemy in this State; Sickness, Death & other accidents having prevented an earlier settlement of accounts; In February 1780. Your memorialist (intending to place a large summ of money in the Loan office) made application to Col.o Brooke, then Treasurer of the Commonwealth for Loan Office Certificate to the amount of £42,000, £18,541.10 of which he expected should bear Date from the first of May 1779 being the time the Warrants above mentioned became payable from which time the state had enjoyed all the Benefits of their purchase, and Tobacco having risen between April 1779 & February 1780. from ten to thirty six pounds pr. hundred