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Royall, John: Petition, Nottoway County

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Nottoway County Sct. This day John Dennis appeared before me a Majistrate for 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 and Robust Man, an extraordinary foreman, a Wheel Wright and blacksmith and that 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 $440, given under my hand this 9th day of December 1802 - Sam'l Morgan