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Butler, James: Petition, Petersburg

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Windsor Mills 6th May 1805 I hereby certify that the bearer hereof James is my Miller in which capacity he hath acted for me upwards of Seventeen years during which time he has conducted himself, with respect, to honesty, Sobriety & every other virtue generally found in human Nature, with so much zeal, that he has not only obtained my most unlimitted confidence, but as far as I can judge that of all others who are acquainted with him - in gratitude to him for such good conduct - I give him this Certificate. R Bate