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Godwin, Benjamin: Petition, Portsmouth

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Benja. Godwin Petition Decr. 10th. 1829 refd. to CH. of J. [referred to Courts J W Murdaugh Decr 17. Reasonable

[copy of notice from newspaper] NOTICE. A PETITION will be presented to the next General Assembly of Virginia, to permit ELIZABETH GODWIN, daughter of Benjamin Godwin, of Portsmouth, to reside within this Commonwealth, as a free person of colour. Nov 6 - law F3w NORFOLK BOROUGH, to wit: On this 14th day of Decr. 1829 before me D. C. [Barrows? Barrand?] an Alderman of the Borough aforesaid, personally appeared Thomas G. Broughton, proprietor and publisher of the Newspaper called the Norfolk and Portsmouth Herald, and made oath that the above Notice was published in the said Newspaper once a week for three weeks, commencing Nov 6th 1829. D. C. Barrand