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Leland, Patrick [Regimental petition of Patrick Leland]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.070 Author/Creator: Leland, Patrick Place Written: England Type: Document Date: no date Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32 x 20.5 cm.

Petition stating that Leland was discharged from Lord Blakeney's regiment and recommended to the British Royal Bounty of Chelsea, but was taken prisoner by the enemy. He was a prisoner in Port au Prince, Haiti for 7 months, and then was sent home by Governor Moore in Jamaica by ship. He did duty as a marine for 4 months. Requests his pay. Lord Blakeney possibly refers to Baron William Blakeney, lieutenant-governor and lieutenant-general of Minorca in 1747.

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