Bates, Isaac

    Buncombe County Minute Docket July 1798, page 15, “On the personal application of Isaac Bates, an invalid, wounded in the late Revolutionary War by the Indians in the year 1776 in so much that he the said Isaac hath totally lost his right arm, and it appearing clear and plain that the said Isaac now is and hath long since been a resident of our said county of Buncombe and that he received his said wound fighting in the service of our said country and that said Isaac hath no apparent means of acquiring a livelihood except by manual labor, which he is altogether unable to perform and he being a very poor man and in fact an object of charity.  It is therefore ordered that the said Isaac Bates be allowed the sum of 15 pounds as an allowance for the year 1798 and that the clerk make out a copy of the above representation and order to the end that the same may be presented to the speakers of each house of the next General Assembly for acceptance.

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