Claims and Memorials
To the Honourable The Commissioners
appointed to examine the Claims of Persons
who have suffered in their Rights, Properties
and Professions during the Late unhappy
dissemsions in America, in consequence of
their Loyalty to The King, and attachment to
the British Government, &c. &c. &c.
Joshua STONE late of Stanford in the Colony of Connecticut, but now of the Province of New-Brunswick
That in the beginning of the Late dissensions in America he took a decided part in favour of the British Government and after suffering a variety of persecutions He joined the Kingís army in November 1776, and enlisted in the New York Volunteers, in which Regiment He continued to serve until October 1783, when they were disbanded (Your Memorialist being then Serjeant-Major.)
That He was possessed in fee of a real Estate in Vermont, worth at Least three hundred pounds sterling & personal Estate in Furniture, apparel & Books and Farming Utensils of the value of fifteen pounds.
That He was deprived of it all by order of the authority then in being in that Country and has never since realized any part or parcel thereof.
Your Memorialist most humbly hopes That His misfortune & those of His Family (His Father having been barbarously executed for his attachment to the Royal Cause and others of His near connections injuriously treated) will induce Your Honourís to receive this application for redress and allow him to appear before the Commissioners in New Brunswick to produce proofs of his Loyalty suffering Losses & services and that you will be graciously pleased to grant him some relief.
And as in Duty bound shall pray &c.
Fredericton 8 March 1786
Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 76, folio 510.
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