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Betsy & John: Petition, Richmond City

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pass a Law granting to them the right of remaining in the Commonwealth, as free people of color, under such conditions as may seem just & right, & as in duty bound they will ever pray. Betsey & John by John Sheppard [exor?] of Ben W Coleman decd

From my long acquaintance with the above Petitioners; & thorough knowledge of their most excellent character, I concur & unite with them, in the prayer of the above Petition. John Sheppard [exor?] of Ben W Coleman decd