Royall, John: Petition, Nottoway County
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Nottoway County Sct. This day Edward H. 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 rough carpenter, wheel wright and blacksmith, and that previous to the charge for which he suffered always maintained an extraordinary good character for a slave, that upon the whole he would value him to $500 Dollars. given under my hand this 9th day of December 1802 - Sam'l Morgan