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Watkins, Mary: Petition, Powhatan County

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herself well and is a woman of extraordinary good character & merit. We should therefore feel gratefull if the legislature would grant the relief asked for by the petitioners and we in duty bound &c &c &c. John Maxcy Jun [Jeffers?] T. Davis Jos B Davis Peter W Guenant Thos Merriman William Hopkins John J Flournoy Saml. Davis John Randolph Aaron N. Cardoza Seth Hatcher Claiborne Watkins Daniel [illegible] [illegible]

The Petition of sundry Free Persons of colour & others Mary Watkins Decr. 4th 1828 refd. to Cts. of J. [referred to courts of Justice] Decr 7. Rejected