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Memorial of William Andrews

To the Right Honorable the Lords
Commissioners of his Majesty’s Treasury.

The Memorial of William ANDREWS, Clerk

humbly sheweth,

That your Memorialist has been always firmly attached to his Majesty’s person and government, and was possessed of the Living of Portsmouth in Virginia, with a Salary of about £ 200 Sterling a year, besides a large and valuable Glebe.

That, when a garrison was established at Portsmouth, he was appointed its Chaplain, by Sir Henry CLINTON, and when it was removed to York-town, he accompanied it, and was appointed by Lord CORNWALLIS its Chaplain there.

That, in consequence of the unsuccessfulness of his Majesty’s arms in that quarter; he has been deprived, not only of his Living and his Chaplaincy, but of the greatest part of his property.

That his wife died soon after the surrender of that garrison, leaving two small children, whom, with much difficulty, he has, at length, brought home: And,

That, being thus situated, and greatly distressed, he is compelled to throw himself at your Lordships feet, humbly but earnestly imploring, that some present relief may be granted him, and that, in due time, such compensation may be made, for his losses, as to your Lordship’s may seem proper.


No. 17 Duke-street, Portland-place
     December 16th 1782.

Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 27, folio 238.

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