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Collins, Rachel: Petition, Norfolk City

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The Subscribers surviving members of the Norfolk Junior Volunteers in the service of the U. States in the years 1813 & 14, respectfully approach the General Assembly of Virginia in behalf of Rachael Collins a free woman of colour now before your hon. [honorable] body as a petitioner for permission to remain in the Commonwealth. The Petitioner by her services as cook, washerwoman & nurse,& her general good conduct, secured the good will & confidence of us all while in service. Since which time she has led a quiet harmless & inoffensive life, is now far advanced in years, & is, in her station, respected by all. We do therefore most respectfully ask of your hon: body that her petition may be granted. H. Rolland [T.? J.?] F. Cuningham E. Hudson R. B. Cunningham W. T. Foster Myer Myers Jno Hestor Mathew Cluff High M. Zuillin Thos. S. Robertson H. J. Woodis Alex Galt Frederick Vincent [J.? P.?] G. Bonford Jno Croce