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Hix, Daniel: Petition, New Kent County

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To the Honbl [Honorable] the Legislature of Virga [Virginia] The Petition of Daniel Hix humbly sheweth that he is a native of Virga was bred & born in the County of New Kent and resided there untill within the last 18 or 20 years, when with a view to leive [leave] his family he removed from said County to the State of Kentucky, and carried with him, four slaves to wit Stephen, Annica, Judy, and Isaac, which said slaves were born in possession of & raised by your petitioner -- that he has but one child -- an only son, who has within a few years past, intermarried in the said county of New Kent, his place of nativity -- and has at this time the prospect of an increasing and expensive family -- your petitioner begs leave to state, that it has long been the desire of himself, and aged companion, to return to their native County -- which desire has greatly increased since the intermarriage of their son -- who from particular circumstances cannot come to them, and having but little property except the slaves above mentioned -- the profits of which he is extreamly [extremely] anxious should be sheard [shared] between the father & son. and at the same time equally anzious [anxious] to spend the remnant of his days in his native county. he humbly prays that your honld [honorable] body will pass a Law authorizing him to bring said slaves with him to the County & State afor[e]said without inuring the penalty and forfeitures inflicted by Law. You petitioner is awere [aware] of the objection that may be made to this his prayer -- to wit, that he may