To the Honl. the House of Assembly for the province of New Brunswick in general Assembly convened.

The Petition of William Wright of the parish of Sussex and County of Kings private Soldier
Humbly Sheweth
That your petitioner is a British Subject is now nearly 78 years of Age, and in rather destitute circumstances. Your petitioner Humbly begs leave to lay before your Honourable House a brief Statement of his claims upon the generosity of the public for his past Military Services. Your petitioner has been engaged during the revolutionary war from the year 1777 to 1783 under the Command of Colonel Robinson in the following places viz— Fort-Montgomery, Richmond, Smithfield, Nancymond, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Town of Suffolk, New London, New Bridge, Hackingsack, Horse Neck, and the Slaughtering Lady Washingtons Light-Horse. That your petitioner tho slightly wounded never has had any pension or other Emolument for his Services. He therefore prays your Honl. House will favourably consider his Situation and grant him Such Sum of money as you may in your generosity think fit and your petitioner and as in duty bound will ever pray

William Wright

[17 January 1838.]

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Sessional Records of the Legislative Assembly, RS24, 1838 Petition 277.