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Butler, James: Petition, Petersburg

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We certify that the facts stated in the foregoing petition on which the Claim of James to freedom is founded are true from the best of Our knowledge and recollection. We also certify that James has always sustained the character of an honest upright and laborious man. John Osborne Daniel [Epy? Essex?] Saml Christian Robert Bolling Jno B Williams Mary Williams David Moore