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MacPherson, Christopher: Petition, Richmond City

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We do hereby Certify that Christopher MacPherson a man of colour on the 16th day of October 1810 applied to us to hire a Hack of Ours Registered agreeable to the Ordinance of the Common Hall for the City of Richmond passed the 18th June 1810 and in consequence thereof, we refused to hire it to him because we did not choose to violate the said Ordinance. Oden R Moore Richmond 6 Decembr 1810

I do hereby Certify that some time in the month of October last I was present when Christopher MacPherson a man of colour applied to Mr. Edward Hollam (whose store on Shockoe Hill I manage) to hire one of his Hacks and Mr Hollams reply to him, was this. Do you wish me Sir to violate the Law of the Common Hall and of course did not hire the Carriage. Henry King Richmond 6th Decr 1810