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Reekes, Thomas: Petition, Mecklenburg County

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and secluded from the world. That your Petitioner further shows, that the said slave was the only adult male one your Petitioner was at that time possessed of & that the injury he has sustained in consequence of his death, is great indeed; wherefore your Petitioner's prayer that an Act of Assembly may be passed, making him a compensation for the said Slave agreeable to the estimated value expressed by the affidavits hereto annexed & will every pray &c Thomas Reekes