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Higginbotham, Daniel: Petition, Lynchburg

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[meaning?] of removing the whole of his family as soon as a sufficient sum for the purpose could be obtained and settling them permanently in that, or some one of the non-slave holding states. He has not however been able with all his exertions to raise a sum sufficient for that purpose and unless he can obtain the interposition of the legislature of Virginia, he will be compelled to return leaving his wife and the whole of his family behind. He farther represents that he is well known to a large number of the citizens of Lynchburg having resided the greater portion of his life in that place. That they are disposed to befriend and employ him, and he feels confident that if permitted to remain in that place for a few years, he will be enabled, by the united efforts of himself and his children, two of whom are now old enough to aid him in his labours, to raise a sum sufficient to move and settle himself and all his family in some one of the new settled states. He pledges himself if permitted to remain to use his best exertions, to raise means sufficient, to carry into effect the purpose above named, and when raised honestly to apply them to that purpose. He further represents that so far as he knows or believes the citizens of Lynchburg who from his long residence among them are intimately acquainted with his