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Greenway, Dick: Petition, Prince George County

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This is to certify that Dick a negro man about 51 years of age was bought by his father of Robert Greenway about 25 years previous to this and was kept by his father untill his death as a Slave, at which time his will did emancipate the said Dick, leaveing [leaving] a sufficiency of other estate to discharge all his debts, and as the said Dick wishes to remain here in the enjoyment of the little estate which his father has devised him. We do hereby certify that Dick is a man of most excellent good character and that his general conduct is above the slightest suspicion and we further certify that we think the public would [illegible] as little injury in Dick remaining in this commonwealth as any other free man that we are acquainted with. Given under our hand the 30th Nov 1828. Charles Cain Alen R. Harvell Jeremiah Scoggin George Mitchell Benjamin Figg Thomas Lee Adam Spiers [illegible] [illegible] Nicharlis R Cain John Figg John Lee John B. Ambrose Peter Cain William Turner James Turner Henry Wilkinson Joel Eckels Thomas J. Heath John Wilkinson Smith Wilkinson Thomas Wilkinson Richard Harwell