MacPherson, Christopher: Petition, Richmond City
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of the case deserves. I am pretty confident they would so modify it as to punish none but the guilty. And this I humbly conceive can easily be done. Therefore, in behalf of myself as well as for others in a similar situation. I appeal to you Gentlemen as Fathers of the City to endeavour to have Granted to us the necessary redress. With great respect Gentlemen I am Your very Obedt [Obedient] Servant[.] Christ McPherson Wm Marshall. George W. Smith[,] Wm. C WIlliams & Patrick Gibson } Esquires Members of the Common Hall for the City of Richmond
(Copy) Copy the 3d August 1810 To 4 Members of the Comn. Hall