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Morris, John: Petition, Patrick County

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has become greatly attached to the said slave, and will by no means consent to sell her. Your petitioner also states that it the only slave he owe's [owns] and her price is the savings of his own and wife's labour for five years and that the sale of her at this time would be tantimount [tantamount] to a total loss of at least fifty pounds as well as to great distress of feelings to him and his wife. Your petitioner therefore presumes to beg your interference and hopes that you will pass a Law to authorize him to remove his slave Julia over the line into this state and as in duty bound he will allways pray &c [etc.]. John Morris