Brundidge, Timothy: Petition, Prince William County
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To the Hon[ora]ble the Legislature of Virginia The Petition of Timothy Brundige of Dumfries in the County of Prince William, humbly sheweth that some time in the month of October 1808 his Daugter Inlaw Harriot Sophia Mollohon was married to a Mr. John Linton a resident of Natchez in the Mississippi Territory, and soon after when moving out to that County he permitted a Servant Girl by the name of Clara then about Ten Years of Age to accompany Mrs. Linton as a maid servant, to whom he intended to compliment her with, But unfortunately Mrs. Linton died in that Country the August following without leaving issue. The Servant Girl wishing to return to Virginia her Native place. The benevolent goodness of Mr. Linton Induced him to provide a passage for her by the way of New Orleans, and from thence in a Vessel to Baltimore, where she ar[r]ived a few months since. The said Brundige now prays a Law may pass the Legislator giving him permission to bring her the said Servant Girl Clara into the State of Virginia to reside as Usual[.] Timothy Brundige Dumfries 13th Novr. 1810. Prince Wm. Sct. The above named Timothy Brundige made oath before me a Justice of the County aforesaid that the Substance contained in the above Petition is correct and true to the best of his recollection. I also believe it to be Correct from the knowledge I have had of the whole Transaction. Given under my hand this first day of Decembr. 1810. James Doneale