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Title: McRory, Philip to justices at court, 1749
CollectionIrish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan. Letters and memoirs from colonial and revolutionary America (1675-1815) [K.A. Miller et al.]
SenderMcRory, Philip
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationservant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChester Co., Penn, USA
DestinationCourt at Chester Co., Penn, USA
Recipientjustices at court
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipnot acquainted
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TranscriptPhilip McRory, [30 November] 1749

To The Honourable Justices of the County of Chester in the Province of Pensilvania
The Humble Petition of Philip MccRory Sheweth,
That in the Year of our Lord God, one Thousand, Seven Hundred and Thirty nine, in the latter end of September, your Petitioner landed at New-Castle upon Delaware under the Power and at the Disposal of one James Harvey Merchant from Londonderry. That said Harvey did bind out as an Apprentice for the Space and Term of three Years and three Months to James Miller Farmer, in the Township of New garden and County aforesaid, the said Philip MccRory, which Term of time he faithfully and honestly served in such Service as his Master was pleased to exercise him.
That some time after he was set free, he was informed, he was justly entitled to all such Freedoms as the Custom of the Country did Allow, and having requested the same of James Miller, he refused, saying he would not give them, till the Law would oblige him.
This is therefore to beg of this honourable Bench of Justices to take Your Petitioners Case into Consideration, and to allow him all such Necessaries as he may justly require by the Law made and provided for securing the Rights and Properties of Servants.
philip mcc Rorey
And Your Petitioner as in Duty bound will pray.