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Bolak, Lewis: Petition, Richmond City

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Lewis Bowlas

We do hereby certify that in our opinons Lewis Bowler a free man of colour with whome we have been acquainted for some time is sober, industrious & honest and in our opinions his deportment is as exemplary as any man in his station in life with whome we are acquainted. We are informed that he is petitioning the Hustings Court of the Richmond for permission to reside in this State. We wish him success as we are confident that he will be at least a peaceable and quiet member of society and possibly a useful one. Miles [Bott? Bolt?] Zachariah Brooks Alixander Brooks P. Triplett Wm B Cook J McKeldae Edward Chasebrough Wm Richardson Jr John Courtree M.C. [Luckband?] Rowland Williams Herbert A Claiborne