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Greenway, Dick: Petition, Prince George County

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in the course of nature, he cannot live long. He has spent his youth, the strengths of his manhood, and a part of his old age in Virginia, and may he not cherish the hope, that the life now reduced to a span may be spent here. He does cherish it with all the warmth of fancy, and all the confidence which a liberal, magnanimous and philanthropic legislature can inspire with one who is too humble to incite its suspicion, or recruitment, and too grateful for the protection he has always received, to forget the interest of the obligation, which this act of generosity will create. He submits the testimonials of his character, and respectfully prays, that the general assembly will pass a law with any restrictions they may deem necessary permitting him to remain in the state of Virginia the few days he has yet to live, to enjoy as a freeman his liberty and his patrimony. Dick Greenway