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Jones, Elizabeth: Petition, Loudoun County

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of the aforesaid negroe men is not sufficient to support the said Elizabeth the said Phillipa her daughter and the aforesaid negroes that are an incumbrance and that has been the case for several years past, in consequence of which they have been frequently unable to procure the common necessaries of life. The said Elizabeth on account of age [illegible] and being very inform is unable of herself to obtain relief. The said Phillipa is willing that ten of the aforesaid negroes that are an expence and an incumbrance may be sold and the said Elizabeth begs leave to state that it would be better that that number of the aforesaid negroes should be sold to persons able to support and maintain them and to whom at some future day perhaps they might be serviceable than to keep them together as they now are not only reduced to want themselves but if kept together as at present must unavoidably ruin their owners. She the said Elizabeth therefore prays that a law may be passed