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Post War Settlement
Memorial of Benning Wentworth

To His Excellency Sir John WENTWORTH
Baronet Lieutenant Governor and
Commander in Chief of His Majesty's
Province of Nova Scotia &ca &ca &ca

The Memorial of Benning WENTWORTH

Humbly Sheweth,

That your Excellency's Memorialist as an American Loyalist suffered the loss of very considerable landed Property in America, it being confiscated on account of his attachment to His Majesty's Government, and his personal services in support of the same.

That your Memorialist served during the late War as a Captain in the 89th Regiment until that Regiment was reduced in the year 1783.

That your Memorialist having become a Settler in this Province is desirous to take up Lands for the Benefit of his Family, and to cause the same to be settled and improved.

That there is a Tract of Land called Sutherlands Point opposite the Town of Lunenburg containing about 130 Acres, and two small Islands called Green Island and Alches Island, also one or two three hundred Acre Lots in that Township, making in the whole about 800 Acres, that he is informed said Lands are uninhabited and lay totally derelict and waste,

He therefore prays Your Excellency will be pleased to Grant him the same, and he will cheerfully comply with the terms and conditions of his Grant.

And Your Excellency's Memorialist will ever pray

Halifax June 1st 1795

Public Archives of Nova Scotia, RG 20A, Volume 23, No. 1795-27.

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