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Cousins, Charles: Petition, Nottoway County

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I do hereby certify I have been acquainted with Aggy the wife of Charles Cousins for twelve months and can subscribe most cheerfully to the character given her by the Ladys [ladies] of the neighbourhood as I have seen nothing in her conduct but what composeth with the character given here by those that have been acquainted with her for many years. Susan Bland

I have known Aggy the wife of Charles Cousins for about twenty years She has from that time supported the character of an industrious, honest and correct woman and useful in the Neighbourhood and moreover she sustains the best character of any woman of Colour I ever knew. Susan Cook, Mary Jennings

I have know Aggy the woman above mentioned and have no hisitation [hesitation] in saying for twelve years she has supported the character given her by all those whose certificates have well bespoken her character. Prudence Cook

I do hereby certify that I have been acquainted with Aggy the wife of Charles for twelve or fifteen years[.] she has from that time supported the character of an industrious, honest and careful woman and useful in the neighbourhood and moreover she sustains the best character of any woman of Colour I ever was acquainted with. Frances Farley, Jane White