Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Stolen From His Mother

According to James Hull's petition, dated Stamford, April 30, 1796, he was born in Niagara and at seven months of age, he was stolen from his mother and carried into the State of Massachusetts, and...bound at an apprentice, which circumstances being made known to him, he for the purpose of making his escape into this Country enlisted himself as a soldier in the services of the United States and on the --of April 1793(?) deserted said service and came into this Province.......

Also here -- land petitions of Niagara settlers have been abstracted.

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