Citizens: Petition, Lynchburg
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Your memorialists deem it of importance to add in farther support of this application, that, in obedience to the law of the Commonwealth, Tom removed to the City of Cincinnati Ohio, after completing his purchase, intending to make that his future home. But after a brief stay of some days, he became so dissatisfied and disgusted with the surroundings of his new home, that he was very anxious to renounce the boasted glorious privileges of a free State, returned to Lynchburg, and now asks that he may be permitted to live out the remainder of his days under the laws and institutions of a Slave community. We respectfully think his consideration should way powerfully in his favor. All of which is respectfully submitted