LETTER OF WILLIAM STEVENS, 1795, A SEAMAN IMPRESSED BY THE BRITISH.
At a Court Held for Norfolk County April the 20th, 1795
Present: Robert Boush, Samuel Davis, James Harper and Thomas Brent
A Letter from William Stevens, a native of Boston and a Citizen of the United States now detained on board the British frigate Huzza... [Original spelling]
To Aney Justice of the peace in Virginia
hampton Roades apriel 18 th 1795
Your petitioner is at present on Board the British manawar hussah
I am a Native of New York and a Citizen and Freeholder of Boston I have a wife at Boston who Entierley Depends upon my Labour for her support...
I wass pressed on the 10 th of apriel frome on Board the Bark peggy of george town Cap henry Lunt in the employ of Co william Deakens of georgetown Maryland
Good sir I Rernane with Due Respect yours
on Board the hussah hampton Roads