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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 not be drove from her native state to a strange land among strangers In consideration of the promises your petitioner prays your honorable body to pass a law authorizing her to remain in Virginia or authorising the county court of Marion County to permit her to remain in the county of Marion upon satisfactory proof of good character and upon her giving bond & security to be of good behavior
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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 your petitioner prays your honorable body to pass a law authorizing her to remain in Virginia or authorising the county court of Marion County to permit her to remain in the county of Marion upon satisfactory proof of good character and upon her giving bond & security to be of good behavior & to indemnify the overseers of the poor of said county against her support and grant your petitioner such other & further reliefs as may be just & proper
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Rebecca Watson X her mark
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Attest
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E L Boydston

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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 your petitioner prays your honorable body to pass a law authorizing her to remain in Virginia or authorising the county court of Marion County to permit her to remain in the county of Marion upon satisfactory proof of good character and upon her giving bond & security to be of good behavior & to indemnify the overseers of the poor of said county against her support and grant your petitioner such other & further reliefs as may be just & proper Rebecca Watson X her mark Attest E L Boydston