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Memorial of William Allen of Pennsylvania

To the Commissioners appointed by Act of
Parliament to enquire into the Losses and Services
of the American Loyalists--

The Memorial of Lieut. Col. William ALLEN of the Pennsylvania Loyalists

Humbly sheweth

That your Memorialist in the year 1776 join'd the British Army at Trenton in New Jersey and remain'd with them until the year 1777 when he went with the Army to Philadelphia and was by Sir William HOWE appointed Lieut. Col. Commandant of a Regiment, which he raised at that Place called the Pennsylvania Loyalists;

That in the latter end of the year 1778 he was order'd with his Regiment to Pensacola, where they remained until it was taken by the Spaniards.

That in Consequence of his Loyalty to his Majesty and Attachment to the British Government his Estate has been confiscated and his Person attainted; but that from the particular situation of his Affairs he has not been able to obtain an Account of his Losses, that he has sustain'd--

Your Memorialist therefore prays, that you will take his Case into Consideration and requests, that he may not be precluded from making out his Claim to a Compensation, under your Report, when he shall be enabled to exhibit a Schedule of his Losses in Consequence of his Loyalty to his Majesty and Attachment to the British Government--


Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 96, folio 22.

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