Turpin, Philip: Petition, Richmond City
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[this appears to be a duplicate copy of page 3] Turpins petitioner December 5th 1783 referred to proposition (reasonable)
Powhatan 11th July 1783 Sir Having heard that Doctr Turpins being found with the British Army at the fall of York in Virginia and that the Executive have thought it necessary that he should give some good reason why he so conducted himself before he can becom a citisen I have thought it my to that Gentleman to make your excellency acquainted with the matter as far as it came within my own knowledg. some time in the spring 81 the Doctr arrived at Charles Town shortly after the ship came up to the harber he came a shore to my quarters with every mark of joy & satisfaction