Petition of Richard Wharton, John Holloway, and John Clayton, 1711 Aug. 28.
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To the Hon:ble Alexander Sporswood her Majesties Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and the Hon.ble the Council of State.
The humble Petition of Richard Wharton John Holloway & John Clayton
That your Pet.rs [petitioners] were Ordered by the Hon.ble the President & [Council?] in Aprill Generall Court being in the year 1710 to Assist her Majesties Attorney Generall in adviseing about the Prosecution of severall Negroes & Indians then under accusation of High Treason & in prosecuteing the same at their Tryals before the Generall Court That your Pet.rs did advise with Mr Attorney concerning the sd Prosecution & did assist at the Tryalls & two of the Traytors Scipio & Salvadore were found Guilty & sentence of death passed on them That Your Pet.rs did apply to the General Assembly for a Consideration for their services & had no allowance for the same
Wherefore your Pet.rs humbly pray Your Honour's Consideration of the Premisses & that you will be pleased to Order them such ffees for the sd services as your Honours shall think reasonable
And your Pet.rs shall ever pray &c.