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Barbara: Petition, Scott County

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general respect which they have acquired; and that they are a strong exception to the character generally attached to free persons of colour. We therefore feel confidence in declaring that if they should be permitted to reside in [the] Commonwealth, they will continue to be, as they have heretofore been, useful members of the community, and respectable persons; and we respectfully ask the General Assebmly, that the prayer of the petitioners be granted. James Penelton James Heneley Saml. Y. Shoemaker James Nikels Hamilton Reynolds Hugh Murphey John Murphy Obediah Cassell [illegible] Lorance Ager Peter Mayo Samuel [?] Nislby William Allen John Easterling William [illegible] John C. Brickey John W. Core R. G. Bays Jno. R. Carter John [illegible] Lane Jeremiah [illegible] Draper Akins John Braudwater George Dinguis George [illegible] Joab W. [illegible] William Adams Michael Morris James Donalson Thomas [illegible] Jr. {?] W. H. Nichols John Dougherty Anderson Miller Michael Cleek Jr. Henry [illegible] Hopson Aperson Michael Cleek, Sr.