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Watson, Rebecca: Petition, Marion County

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To the Legislature of Virginia
 
To the Legislature of Virginia
The petition and prayer of Rebecca Watson a free colored woman of the county of Marion respectfully & humbly sheweth your honorable body that untill sometime since she was a slave & the property of William J Willey of said County that by her industry & [and] economy she was able to did purchase her freedom of her said Master and on the 25th day February 1848 her said Master by deed made acknowledged & [and] recorded in the clerks office of said county of Marion manumitted your petitioner An official copy of said deed is here with filed as part [????] That your petitioner desires to remain in Virginia among her acquaintances and friends that is about years is able & [and] willing to support herself that she has heretofor conducted herself in such manner as to meet the favor & [and] aprobation of them with & [and] among where she has lived Your petitioner hopes that she may
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The petition and prayer of Rebecca Watson a free colored woman of the county of Marion respectfully & humbly sheweth your honorable body that untill sometime since she was a slave & the property of William J Willey of said County that by her industry & [and] economy she was able to did purchase her freedom of her said Master and on the 25th day February 1848 her said Master by deed made acknowledged & [and] recorded in the clerks office of said county of Marion manumitted your petitioner An official copy of said deed is here with filed as part [????] That your petitioner desires to remain in Virginia among her acquaintances and friends that is about years is able & [and] willing to support herself that she has heretofor conducted herself in such manner as to meet the favor & [and] aprobation of them with & [and] among where she has lived Your petitioner hopes that she may not be drove from her native state to a strange land among strangers In consideration of the promises

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To the Legislature of Virginia The petition and prayer of Rebecca Watson a free colored woman of the county of Marion respectfully & humbly sheweth your honorable body that untill sometime since she was a slave & the property of William J Willey of said County that by her industry & [and] economy she was able to did purchase her freedom of her said Master and on the 25th day February 1848 her said Master by deed made acknowledged & [and] recorded in the clerks office of said county of Marion manumitted your petitioner An official copy of said deed is here with filed as part [????] That your petitioner desires to remain in Virginia among her acquaintances and friends that is about years is able & [and] willing to support herself that she has heretofor conducted herself in such manner as to meet the favor & [and] aprobation of them with & [and] among where she has lived Your petitioner hopes that she may not be drove from her native state to a strange land among strangers In consideration of the promises