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Ranger Women Petition for Support 1781

Machiche 2 July 1781

   The Humble Petition of Elizth. Phillips and Dorothy Windecker Wives of Nicholas Phillips and Heny. Windecker Raingers in Col. Butlers Raingers Laying Before your Exelency the unhapey Situation we Labour under in Being Abstent from Our Husbands thay laying at Niagara and we at this Place with Our Famalies; as for the Provisions we Can have no Complaint of as there is no More Alowd. but the Water and Fire Wood is the Onley Reason we have to Complain on and at this Place there is nothing to be Ernt the Whole year throw therefore Humbly Prays that your Exelency Would take it into Consideration that we might be alowd. to go to Niagara to Our Husbands and be alowd. Sum Seport and that the Said Elizth. Phillips haveing a Boy in Sir John Johnsons Regt. and if your Exelency Pleases Should be glad to have him Back as all the Other Sons and my Husband is in the Raingers Boreing one Son that Still Lays in Prison and her Husband Laid in Prison near 4 years and Came in a long with Benjamin Davis from New York that is her Son in Law to Nicholas Phillips and if your Exelency Pleases to Grant ous the Favour to Draw Provisions at Niagara Shall for Ever be Bound to Pray We being his Majestys Moost Dutifull and Loyal Humble Sert.

Elizth. Phillips
Dorothy Windecker

Great Britain, British Library, Additional Manuscripts, No. 21874, folio 213.

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