The petition of Sarah Kidd the wife of Cap.tn Wm. Kidd
That on the sixth day of July Inst: some of the magistrates and officers of this place came into your Pet:rs [Petitioner's] lodgings at the house of Duncan Campbell & did there seize and take out of the Trunck a Silver Tankard, a Silver Mugg, Silver Porriinger, spoons, forcks & other pieces of Plate, and Two hundred and sixty pieces of Eight, yo.r Pet.rs sole and proper Plate & money, brought with her from New York whereof she has had the possession for several several years last past, as she can truly make oath; out of the sd Trunck was also took Twenty five English Crowns w.ch belonged to yo.r Pet.rs Maid.
The premisses and most deplorable
Condition of yo.r Pet:rs considered --
She humbly intreats yo.r hon.le
Justice, that Returne be made of
the said Plate & mony.
18th July (99). Sarah SK Kidd