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Holmes, Moses: Petition, Nansemond County

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We have for a number of years well known the bearrer Moses, Sometimes called Moses Holmes and can with truth say that We have never heard of his being guilty of improper Conduct, on the Contrary he was always Considered Honest and attentive to business, and his former Master B. D. Henley decd placed to our knowledge the utmost Confidence in him, there are few such servants in Virginia. Given under our hand this 27th day of October 1823 Drury Stith John [illegible] Jno. N. Hunnicutt Wm. H. Finch Wm. Randolph Nicholas T. Daurez Ben. W. Elersworth Charles H. Graves John Peter R. H. Clocke Henry Southall Philip Smith Peter T. Spratley David Price