I, your petitioner, humbly seweth that whereas a wagon road hath been
by order opened along ye South Fork of ye South Branch of Potomac,
which road is very hurtful to my plantation, I, your petitioner, beg that your
worships would appoint two men to view and make report of another road
which I shall shew them, and, when granted, will open another sufficiently
at my own expense. And I, your petitioner, shall, as in duty, ever pray.
Just as government works today, it grinds slowly:
AUGUST 19, 1777-
Abraham Hintle, Thomas Miller and John Bennet--to view the road from Hampshire to the mouth of Dry Run, on the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac.
Researcher Henry Renee says John moved 1780 to Cox's Fort, Nelson Co., Kentucky.