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Harlan, Emor: Petition, Petersburg

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justice of your honorable body, and prays that the same justice may be [illegible] to him, as is now [illegible] by law to owners of slaves executed by the law, & he prays for such relief, as the nature of his case may require &c [etc.] And he will ever pray &c. Emor Harlan

Petition of Emor Harlan recd Decr 20th 1821. Dec22 refred to Cts of Justice [Courts of Justice] Rejected 3d Jany 1822 Mr Spooner wishes to be present when this pet. is taken up. Dinwiddie