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MacPherson, Christopher: Petition, Richmond City

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State of Virginia District of Norfolk Borough viz To all persons to whom these presents shall come, I Thomas Newton [illegible] duly commissioned and sworn a Notary Public for the District aforesaid do hereby certify & make known that Adam Craig - who has attested a copy of Christopher McPherson's deed of Emancipation recorded in Henrico Court 3rd day of July 1792 and who also attested a certificate discriptive of the said McPherson dated 20 May 1799 is Clerk of the said court - and that full faith & [illegible] to be given to his attestations. And I do likewise certify & make known that James McCallister and Patrick Connor appeared before me; and proved as followeth - The said Jos. McCallister proved the letter written to the said McPherson & signed William Hay to be the handwriting of the said Hay. and the said Pat'k Connor the letter written by Wm Fraser to the said McPherson to be the said Frasers writing. And I do hereby certify & make known, that to the best of my knowledge & recollection, I believe the note written to the said McPherson by Geo: Wythe Esqr Chancellor of the State of Virginia to be his hand writing and also the notes & letters written & addressed to the said McPherson by several Gentlemen, to be the hand writing of each of those Gentlemen - to wit, one by the Reverend James Madison of Williamsburg dated 25 May 1799 one by Patrick Connor of Norfolk 7 June 1799. one by Tho's Newton of Norfolk 7 June 1799, and one