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The Petition of David Palmer
humbly sheweth
That Your Petitioner was an Inhabitant of Sussex County, State of New
Jersey, and for many years followed the business of a Miller by which he
supported himself and Family, in a reputable way, and was situated in a
part of said state where the Refugees and other Loyalists that had fled
to the British Standard resorted in a private manner by means of which
he had it in his power to give them succour, which he did in the best
manner he could and also gave great assistance in getting their recruits
to the Army, whereby he became suspected by the then Ruling Power and
suffered much in his property by the Severe and Inhuman Laws passed in
the said State against Loyalists, whereby he became little better than a
bankrupt and that in the year 1788 he came to this Province with his
wife and Children several of whom are now become inhabitants.
Therefore your petitioner prays that your Excellency will grant him such
an allotment of land as you in your wisdom may think he merits and your
petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray.
40 Mile Creek, July 5, 1795                  David Palmer