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Cox, Robin: Petition, Petersburg

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We the subscribers do hereby certify that we have known the petitioner herein named for several years and believe him to be an industrious, enterprising well disposed negro, and also believe his character to be unexceptionable. We therefore hope his petition may find a favorable reception. Daniel Dodson Jur. Daniel Dodson Senr. Jones Mitchell John Williams Francis Boyle Benjn. Brigg Joel Harrison Paul Nash William C. Boswell Gregory Johnson Matthew Davidson P Franklin Matw. [P?] Brown Alexander Brown Matthew Maben Wm Stevenson E. F. Smith Daniel Dugger

Joseph [Florence? Harvell?] Dandridge Spotswood John Somervill Jas Lia Benjamin Jones John V. Willcox James Gibbon Arthur Johnston M. L. Dinkard John Hart Wm Davis Robert Bolling Wm Tisdale Geo. Magee Wm Bradley Wm Calguhan Henry Elliot John Wright Jr.

James Boisseau Charles Herb L.W.M. Giese Saml. Dillwirth Justin Smith John Dunlop William Thweatt John Gowans Jos May George N. Belsafes J Grammer Robert Stewart Chris Jos Jones Rob. Birchett Edmd. Birchett J. Sheldton Gilliam Robt. Cocke David Maben Sr Norborne B Spotswood Wm Robertson Saml Davis Francis R Fairlamb Zachariah Brewer

Samuel D. Davies Richard Moore Jas R. Farrar Saml. Hinton Gideon Johnson Wm. Johnston John L. [Messurier?] Archibald Burgh Edwd Atkinson Samuel Stevens James Boyle Robert Ritchie Thos T Morgan James Duvell Saml Turret Benjn. M Moss Jas Bragg Chas W Brewer J. R. Ryan Brent [illegible] Wm Gilmour Jandt Wood Junr