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Citizens of Brandonville: Petition, Preston County

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To the Honorable, the Members of the Legislature of Virginia. We the undersigned citizens of Brandonville Preston Co, Va. petition your honorable body, praying for the passage of an act permitting Catharine Panham a free woman of color to remain in the state. Said Catharine is possessed of good character, has never associated with any people of her own color, and we consider her a benefit to the community at large. Jacob M. Thomas D H O'Donovan Wm M Ritenour John Spahr James Puller William McKee George J. Lieb Henry Shliegen P. M. Sturjis Grahane Jickens Andrew Childesten David Morgan H. Hagares Jared E. Hagand Philip Beerbower Smith Wheelen Lucian A Hagans Rawley Jenkins Andrew Bates HT Hoffman Benja Michael Samuel Myers Wm, Michael Isaac V. Burke Edward Collins Daniel A. Derby George H.Armstrong Samuel [Harnee? Harned?] Alpheus D. Hagers Henry Wolf Euginius [Lypuel?]