Rachel & Rachel, Jr.: Petition, Northumberland County
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In Council June 2d 1777 -- On considering the case of Rachel & her infant child Rachel, the Governor and Council think their case is hard, they would willingly approve of their Manumission, if that could now avail the, but it is their opinion that till the Legislature shall think fit to alter the present Law concerning Manumissions such cases are out of their reach: and that if any redress may be obtained in the present instance it must be on an application to the Genl [General] Assembly.
Archd Blair CH