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Petition to Governor - Pamlico Co, NC 1703-04
Signed by Edward Gatlin
Source: NC Historical and Genealogical Register
    Vol. 2, page 194 Published 1901.

Pamlico in North Carolina Feb. 29, 1703-04
To ye Honble ye Gov'r and Counsell wee whose names are under written doe Hum present to your Honrs.
    That wee have great reason to believe yt ye neighboring towns of ye Tuscororah Indians are of late dissatisfied with ye Inhabitants of this place and severall actions and discourses of ye bare-river Indians and more than ordinary familiarity of late yt is between them and ye Tuscororas Indians is to believe yt they are Indeavoring to persuade them yt ye English here desires a war against them ******** if yor Honor does not speedily take sum Care in ye matter wee may receive sum prejudice from them the wch wee suppose might be prevented and yt sum of ye Chiefs of ye Indians would come in to yor Honrs if you would speedily please to send a good Interpreter here with orders what to doe and such of us yor Honrs shall apoint are ready to goe with such an Interpreter, Wee pray yt yor Honrs will take some speedy care in ye promises for our preservation as to goe without shall soon not one remain.

    Yr. Hum. Servts.
Lyonell Reading
Richard Smith
Nicholas Tyler
Thos. Dereham
Levi Truewhitt
Wm. Brite
Isum Legge
Wm. Powell
Edward Gatlin
Thos. Pierce

 Petition 1815 Eastern Mississippi
Signed by Edward Gatlin.
This is a link to the off-site petition.
This petition was a letter to the Governor requesting that the petitioners be relieved from making land payments they owed the Government. Due to the fact that they could not produce enough on their farms because of the War with the British and Indian raids.