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Petition of William Churchill, 1693 Aug. 31.

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To His Excellcy Sr. Edmond Andross Kt [Knight] Theire Majtes [Majesties'] Lieutenant Governour Genarall of Virginia & to ye Honable Councell of State

The Petition of William Churchhill on behalf of Mr Edward Lemon & ye rest of ye Owners of ye shipe Wolf in all Humble maner Sheweth

That the Lords of ye Admaraltie [Admiralty] did Receive an accot: [account] from yor Honrs ye last yeare, that Capt. George Purvis Late Comdr: [Commander] of theire Majtes. hired ship Wolf did Contrary to an Ordr: of Councell depart this Countrey befor he had paid and discharged ye men Who Were Very Serviceable to him in giting [getting] off his ship when she was aground, upon wch. [which] Information ye said Lords did put a stop to ye pay of ye said shipe untill they had an accot: from yor: Honrs: that ye said men were fully paid & Satisfied Whareupon ye said mr. Edwd: Lemon for himself & ye Rest of ye Owners have desiered me yor: Petitioner, to pay all such Just Wages as are due & Oweing to ye severall persons for there service aboard ye said shipe Wolf.

My humble motion to yor Honrs is this, that for ye more Effectuall payment of ye same I do purpose to give Notice on ye Respective Court dayes of Gloster [Gloucester], Middx: [Middlesex] Lancaster & Northumberland, that all those persons that Claim