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complied with this requisition, but at the same time not losing sight of his original design, he brought out his Wife with him to Newyork fully determined to continue on this Continent untill end of the war, and then (should it be no sooner practicable) endeavour to establish himself in Virginia. In the mean time however he was obliged to exert himself in some manner to acquire a subsistence, and for this purpose carried a small trade in New York, untill after the capture of Charles town by he British, when his health beginning to decline, he was persuaded to remove that then being assured that he would [?] considerable benefit from that climate; but after remaining in Charlestown during several months, his Constitution being still more impaired, the Mountain air was prescribed as most likely to prove efficacious for his recovery; and in perseverance of this advice he removed to the neighbourhood of Ninety-six in South Carolina, where he had not been long, when he fell into the power of General Greene, who, upon hearing his case gave him permission to come to Virginia to visit his Brother, who immediately after his arrival represented the matter to Governour Nelson, and by desire of your Petitioner sollicited liberty for him to remain in this State and to become a Citizen thereof; in place of which, he was ordered to consider himself a Prisoner and to confine himself to his Brothers plantation; which he did for upwards of three