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Keeling, Ned: Petition, Norfolk City

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George W. Steed William [illegible] Lamb Thom Williamson Wm D. Bagnall John E. Beale A. Jordan Daniel Stone Wm Loyall H. J Woodis Jos. C Maigne N C Whitehead W. D. Henley G. B. Cooke Wm Reid [Jos Thuson?] T Balls Dennis Dawley Wm C. Shieldz

Geo. Balls Rob Souttes Jas. M Steed Thos. Old M D. Wm [illegible] M D Stephen Wright Tho G. Broughton Eugene Higgins John deBreel Geo: Loyall Tazwell Taylor Wm B Felders Wm Moseley Nathl Berry G. Munden Jno. L. Berry Thos R. Ingram Thurmer Hoggard Jas R Mernnio H. Hendren Jesse Holden F Gatewood Jno Capron

If the facts set forth in the petition be fully established I should be in favour of the application[.] Conway Whitch I have known Ned Keeling well, and employed as a Drayman for the last sixteen years, during which time his conduct has been humble, obliging and very exemplary, and I verily believe there is not one person in Virginia to whom the permission sought could with more propriety be granted than to him[.] G.B. Cooke