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Grayson, Amy: Petition, Loudoun County

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I hereby certify that Amy Grason a woman of Colour, who was emancipated by me some five or six years ago, belonged to me and lived in my family upward of twenty years that she was during that time honest, industrious, and a faithful servant, and since her emancipation has conducted herself so far as my knowledge extends, with propriety, honesty and industry and has lived a part of the time next door to my family.

Jany. 5th 1831 Presley Cordell

We the under signed having been acquainted with Amy Grason (a woman of Coulour) for many years, concur with Presley Cordell in the opinion as to her honesty industry and general good conduct.

John W McCabe Richd. A Henderson [Saml.?] Edwards [Erusam?] G. Hamilton Nicholas Blevin Wm. L. Powell