Filed under B
National Archives, Kew CO48/41, 694
The humble petition of Daniel O'BRIEN, late a private in His Majesty's 16th Regt.Foot
After a period of service of nearly five years in France and America was discharged in November last as being rendered incapable for further service by tender eyes.
Your humble petitioner hopes as being precluded from any benefit from His Majesty in consequence of my short service, therefore understanding that a portion of land was allowed by His Majesty to disbanded soldiers in North America, induced me to make this application to your Excellency for said grant. As I was always accustomed to laborious habits and have a competent knowledge in husbandry, nothing would give me more satisfaction than to be in some employment relative to this.
Pardon me Right Honourable Earl for requesting your answer directed to
Kilmaleddy Post Office
Daniel O, BRIEN
Late 16th Regt.