Letter of Petition for William Strother to Arthur Dobbs, undated
[18 Apr 1763] [appears to have been added later]
To his Excellency Arthur Dobbs Esqr. Captn General Governor & Commander in Chief in and Over his Majts provence of No. Carolina.
Wee your petitioners Humbly Beg Leave to Solisit you in favour of Francis Strother an Aged Honest man of Good fame and Reputation who, has a son Calld William now in Sauls Bery Goal [sic] Under Condemnation of Death for horse stealing, and that he Being But a youth who very latly Obtained Leave of his faterh to go a Brode has fallen in with Bad Company and Led Astray to the place above mentioned and that During the Space of ten years in our Acquainta[nce] allways Demeand him Self amongst his Betters as Became him, and as a very Dutyfull Son to his father and mother,
now wee your petitioners Humbly pray that in your Grate Goodness you would please to Grant a Repreave to the Guilty Son in favour of the Honest parents which would Be a Comfort to the Aged man as well as a Caution to the yourn to Lead Good and Honest lives, and your petitioners shall ever pray,
Wilm Bowdon Jun.
[ink blot] Burk
Danl Pegram Junr
Len Henley Bullock
[ink spot][G--e] Brogden