Nimmo, William: Petition, Princess Anne County
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To the Honourable the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Petition of William Nimmo Senr. of the County of Princess Anne aged about sixty five years; Humbly sheweth, that some time after the Defeat of Lord Dunmore at a Place called the Great Bridge in Norfolk County, and after this State's Troops had taken Possession of the Counties of Norfolk and Princess Anne, the Town of Norfolk, and the lower Counties adjacent thereto, And had faced Dunmore and his few remaining soldiers on Board his trifling Fleet, where they were obliged to remain confined and dare not land, or come on Shore; it so unfortunately happened that the Committee of Safety made an order (as it was currently reported) that the white Inhabitants of Princess Anne County should remove into some interior part of the Country, and that their Negro slaves should be taken by the State Troops and carried away from their Owners into the upper Parts of the State to the Iron Mines;