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Eleazer Olney – 1803 Petition to Congress for “relief as a British refugee”

Eleazer Olney Refugee Petition p1

Eleazer Olney Refugee Petition p1

Eleazer Olney Refugee Petition p2

Eleazer Olney Refugee Petition p2

Eleazer Olney Refugee Petition p 3

Eleazer Olney Refugee Petition p 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

While doing broad searches on my Olney family members recently, I happened to search for Eleazer Olney on the Library of Congress website, in the ‘American Memory’ section under Government and Law (don’t ask, no idea why) – and I discovered a little gem:

“Journal of the Senate of the United States of America, 1789-1873
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1803.

…Mr. Worthington presented the petition of Eleazer Olney, of Marietta, late a resident in the province of Nova Scotia, praying to be entitled to the benefits of the “Act for the relief of the refugees from the British provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia,” for reasons stated in the petition; and the petition was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the committee appointed on the 27th of October last to consider the petition of Martha Seamans and others, to report thereon to the Senate.”

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