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Birch, John & Bond: Petition, New Kent County

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I have known John Birch & Bond Birch from their birth. I have never heard a word to their injury. I believe them to be sober, quiet,& industrious, and they are good workmen. Most of the facts stated in their petition have come with in my own knowledge. The others I have from such authority that I believe them to be true. Given under my hand this 6th Oct 1822. Will Byrd Chamberlayne