Does anyone have any information about Jonathan MARTINO or any of his descendants in Sussex County, Delaware, and/or
Dorchester County, Maryland?
from MARYLAND STATE ARCHIVES, Volume 42, Assembly Proceedings May 1-June 4, 1844, Page 647 :
Black Book No. 1
Letter No. 52
To His Excellency Samuel Ogle Govournor and Commander In Chief In and over the Provance of Maryland and to the Upper and Lowar Houses of Assambly now sitting the Humble Patition of Jonathan Martino Humbly Sueth that Your Patitioner hath Been a Prisoner for Debt ten months under the Custody of Ennalls Hooper than High Shirriff of Dorchester County and still Remains a Prisoner In the Custady of Battholamew Ennalls And Your sd Patitioner is Confined in a Clos Dungon almost Starved with cold In the
Wintor and almost Stifled with Heat In the summer and Your is Aged ods of forty years and hath a wife and four small Children Upon the Account of suffering thro: my long Confindment and Your sd Patitioner is almost lost By a Surfit of heats and Colds that he is Brok out in a sad Condition and is likely to Languish for want of his libarty to Get some Proper Remady for his Releef and Your Pa-
titioner is not able with all the small Estate to Comply with his Raspacttive Credittors which he would Be willing to Surrander up so that he Could obtain his libarty which he is not like to Get Except Your Exallancy will Take it in to Your Serious Consideration and Grant that thare may be An Act made Ether to Sall him or to Ralass him out of his Misarable and Daplorable Confindment and Your Patitionar is Bound in Duty and will for Ever Pray &c.
*Jonathan Martino said that he was odds of 40 years old and had a wife and four small children at the time.
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