McCall, Archibald: Petition, Richmond County
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the abode of his Children, until it should be completed and thither he sent them, soon after this the Illegal Attempts of the British Nation on the Liberties of these states, occasioned that difference between the Mother Country and her Colonies, which has ended in their entire separation. Your memorialist took part with the Colonies, so far as to Join in associations against trade with Britain, tho himself a trader, and to give his hearty assent to every feasible plan for procuring redress, The entire occlusion of trade however having put it out of his Power to employ himself in the way of his Profession, he set out for Great Britain, on a visit to his daughters and relations, with a determined resolution of bringing his Children home, to their Native and his adopted Country, so soon as the returning Justice of Great Britain should put an End to the Confusions of the Empire or their Education should be completed, At this time your Memorialist acknowledges that Hostilities had commenced at Lexington, but your Memorialist hoped, that the blood shed there, would be the last which would be shed in the Contest