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Wilson, Daniel: Petition, Richmond City

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To the honorable the Legislature of the State of Virginia The petition of Daniel Wilson respectfully sheweth that your petitioner has lately emigrated to the state of Virginia with the intention of becoming a Citizen: that he brought with him three negroes to wit Green, Tabby, & Abram which said negroes he brought for his own use & not to sell: that since his arrival he is advised that he should have brought with him certain documents agreeable to the existing Laws of Virginia to justify his bringing said negroes into the state, which said documents he is without, not being previously advised of the necessity, he therefore prays your honorable body to pass a Law authorising him notwithstanding the existing Law to hold said negroes & retain them for his own use. And your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray &c [etc.]. Richmond 14th Decr 1815 Danl. Wilson