Vaughan, Bolling: Petition, New Kent County
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As to the General character of said slave, refer to a Certificate sign[e]d by a number of respectable persons who have known him for many years - in tender consideration where of he Prays your honl body to pass a law authoring him to emancipate His said Slave Ben with the privilege of remaining within the Commonwealth and as on duty bound will ever pray. Bolling Vaughan