Phillis & Hannah: Petition, Montgomery County
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Your petitioner Hannah would further represent, in the event of the refusal of the forefoing petition, that she has lately contracted with John T. Cowan, the owner of her husband, for his purchase for that sum of six hundred and twenty dollars, (her said husband being a very valuable slave,) for the payment of which she has given security, and paid a part of the purchase money. She hopes and expects, that if an indulgence of a few years was given to her, she would be able to complete the payment of the said sum and would have it in her power to take her husband with her on her removal beyond the limits of the Commonwealth; and would also be able to make arrangements for such removal so as dispose of her property in this state with as little sacrifice as possible. Your petitioner Hannah therefore prays, that if leave should be refused for her & her relations to remain permanently in the Commonwealth, so much indulgence may be granted her as that she may have leave to remain in this state for five years with her infirm mother and her infant children, by the expiration of which time she expects to be able to have completed the payment for the purchase of her husband and to be every way prepared to remove. And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will every pray &c [etc.]. Phillis Hannah for herself & her children Alexander Stenson Richard Williams William Moore [Jere Miakboys?] Samuel Whebell Jacob Rasnik
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