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Royall, John: Petition, Nottoway County

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Nottoway County Va This day Richard Dennis jr appeared before me a Majistrate [magistrate] for the said County and made oath that he well knew a Negro Man Bob, the property of John Royall who was executed under sentence of the County Court of Nottoway for insurrection (about Feby 1802), that he was a strong, Healthy, Robust Man, an extraordinary foreman, and previous to the charge for which he suffered, always maintained an uncommon good character for a slave - that upon the whole he would value him to at least $440 - given under my hand this 3rd day of Decemr, 1802. Richard Bland