McCall, Archibald: Petition, Richmond County
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Country, of which he wished to live and die a Citizen in which his own Estate lay, and in which his daughter was intitled to a great Inheritance by the Death of her grandfather. It was his fate, however and to it he was forced to submit, At last Prelimenaries for a Peace were signed part of which seemed favourable to his views He seized the long wished for occasion, he stretched his Credit to the utmost, to procure such a Cargoe as would be useful in Virginia and operated with the Articles of Peace, as an importer of Goods, to render him secure and when his speedy arrival with his Daughter might serve to shew that the Petitions of his Friends, spoke the Language of his soul, But alas! The executive, had by a Proclamation, blaster all his hopes, and he was obliged to apply to it, for a momentary Security It was granted for a few days, but he has since been obliged to leave his daughter, his Imports, and his Estate, and to fly for Protection to another State in the Union, whose magistracy has published no such