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Millan, Abraham: Petition, Prince William County

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To the General Assembly of Virginia The petition of Abraham Millan jailor of the County of Prince William sheweth unto your Honorable Body That a negro man called Tom Winsler, was committed to the jail of the said county on the 1st day of July 1822, as a runaway, and was kept and supported in the said Jail until he was sold by the sheriff of the said county according to law[.] That the claim of your Petitioner for committing dicting and releasing the said negro amounted to $104 and the sheriff of the county aforesaid after selling the said slave and paying part of the expences, had only $25.65 of the proceeds of said sale remaining in his hands which has been paid to your petitioner and left a balance due upon his said claim of $87.35 which has been certif[i]ed, to the auditor of public accounts, by the Court of the said County of Prince William, for payment and the auditor has refused to allow the said claim because there is no law which provides for the payment of such claims. Your petitioner believing that his claim upon the commonwealth, for the above mentioned ballance, is just, and conceiving himself entitled to relief, solicits the interference of your Honorable body and prays that a law may pass authorizing and directing the Auditors to grant his warrant for the balance of his said claim, or that such other relief may be granted him as to your Honorable Body may seem just & expedient And your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray Abraham Millan