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the petitioner, exclusive of the expense of making the road on his own land, are estimated by Eliphalet Averill and Wm. Hayden, at $ 175.

Under these circumstances the committee think the petitioner is entitled to relief, and that, on giving up all claim to the lot purchased by him at the sale in October, 1829, he should be exempted from the payment of the judgment rendered against him, and from the instalments remaining due on his bond. A bill is reported accordingly.

Ist Session.

WILLIAM CARTER-HEIRS OF.

MARCH 26, 1830.

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made the

following REPORT:

The Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to whom was referred the pe

tition of James H. Carter and others, have had the same under consideration, and make the following report:

The petitioners, James H. Carter, Joseph Jackson, Harriet Rebecca Jackson, and Elizabeth W. Spencer, set forth that they are the descendants and residuary legatees of Dr. William Carter, deceased; and that said William Carter was appointed in July, 1776, surgeon to the continental hospital at Williamsburgh, in the State of Virginia, and continued in that service until the close of the war. That, in June, 1784, he received from the State of Virginia, a certificate for the balance of his full pay under the act of Assembly of that State, passed at the November session of 1781, and subsequently received the land bounty to which he was entitled as a surgeon in the continental hospital; but, that no payment has been made by the Government of the United States, or by the State of Virginia, on account of half pay for life, or for the commutation of five years' full pay in lieu thereof.

It appears by the certificate of John M. Galt, by the letter of Major J. Nelson, and by the proceedings of the Legislature of Virginia, of the 28th of November, 1791, as also by the settlement made by the auditor of Virginia, with the said Carter, on the 2d of June, 1784, for his pay and depreciation as a continental officer, that said Carter did serve as a surgeon in the continental establishment to the close of the war.

It further appears, that said Carter's certificate, dated the 10th of December, 1787, signed “William Carter, senior, late a surgeon to the continental hospital,” was received as conclusive evidence of the services of the commissary to that hospital. It also appears, that said Carter received, on the 7th of February, 1792, from the State of Virginia, a warrant for 6,000 acres of land for his services as surgeon in the continental hospital for the war; and that, on the 30th of April, 1807, an additional warrant for 1416 acres issued to the representatives of said Carter, as an additional allowance as surgeon of the continental line for one year and five months' service, (more than six years) making the whole service of said Carter, seven years and five months.

From a certificate of the auditor of Virginia, dated December 17th, 1829, it appears that said Carter received, on the 2d of June, 1784, the balance of his full pay as a surgeon on the conlinental cstablishment; but no evidence that he ever received any thing on account of half pay, or of the commutation of five years' full pay in lieu thereof.

The committee are satisfied that said Carter did serve from July, 1776, until the end of the war, as surgeon in the continental hospital at Williamsburgh, in the State of Virginia; and that he never did receive any part of his half pay, or the commutation of five years' full pay in lieu thereof; and that the petitioners, as heirs and residuary legatees, are entitled to the five years' full pay which was due said Carter at the time of his decease; and, therefore, report a bill.

JOHN WILSON—HEIRS OF.

MARCH 27, 1830.

Mr. Brown, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made the

following

REPORT:

The Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to whom was referred the

petition of Lieutenant John Wilson's heirs, have had the same under consideration, and beg leave to report:

That the said John Wilson entered into the service of his country, as a private soldier in the Virginia line on continental establishment, in the year 1776. Soon after joining the service, was appointed an Ensign, and subsequently a Lieutenant. That he continued in the service up to the year 1781, when, on the 8th of September, of that year, at the battle of Eutaw Springs, he was killed, leaving two infant children, whose names were, in the year 1787, placed on the pension roll of the State of Virginia, at the rate of £20 per annum; but, being removed from that State, in the Autumn of the same year, to the State of Kentucky, and being very young, they were not able, and did not avail themselves of the bounty of their country, and, in the opinion of your committee, never did receive any part of said pension.

By a resolution of the 24th of August, 1780, half pay for seven years was granted to the widows and children of those who might die in the service, or be slain in battle; and your committee, believing this case falls within the strict letter and spirit of said resolution, report a bill for their relief.

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