The Petition of Letty BELL of the Parish of Burton in the County of Sunbury
That her late Husband John BELL Served as a Soldier in the Revolutionary war, in Delancey's Brigade, and, was wounded in the Shoulder, which at times rendered him unable to work.
That your Petitioner was Lawfully married to the said John BELL, and came to this Country with the Loyalists in 1783, and has Since resided within the Province, and is now left, at the age of Eighty Years, in destitute circumstances, and that as long as your Petitioner was able to work, She was unwilling to ask any aid.
Your Petitioner is aware that a Law has passed the Legislature, which prevents the name of any person not then on the list of Pensioners, from being added, but your Petitioner, trusts, that your Excellency and Honors will be pleased to take her destitute Situation, into your most favorable Consideration, and grant her Such relief as in your wisdom may Seem meet.
Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray
Letty X BELL
Burton Feby. 14th
Public Archives of New Brunswick, Reel F-7908, RS 8, 2/2.
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