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Ben: Petition, Shenandoah County

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Citizen of Shenandoah We the undersigned memorialists hereby certify our acquaintance with Ben, a free man of color & regard him as an honest, upright, industrious, sober & economical man: that he has at all times sustained the reputation of a good & orderly citizen: and unanimously concur in the propriety of the passage of a law for permission for him to remain in this Commonwealth and respectfully solicit the aid of our Delegates Elect in furtherance of this object. 1. Alexander Anderson 2 Isaac Haas 3 Harrison Gillock 4. Conrad Lichliter 5 Ephraim Graball 6 Adam Dirting 7 Philip Blume 8 Wm Snyder 9 Samuel [illegible] 10 Michael S Bain 11 William Dash 13 Thomas Miller 14 Frederick Elick 15 Earhart Mytinger x his mark 16 Richd Proctor 17 John Gillock 18 John Coffman 19 Glover Hunt x his mark 20 Michael Barr x his mark 21 Henry Clower x his mark 22 George Clower x his mark 24 Joseph Freed x his mark 24 Henry Arby 25 26 Eli Huddle 27 John Orndroff 28 R F Ferguson Jr 29 Mason Bare 30 Wm Donaldson 31 Isaac Trout 32 Henry Ott 33 Michael Ott 34 Daniel Reame 35 Philip Roochufe 36 Philip Getz 37 Joseh Bowman 38 Joseph Braithwaite 39 40 Richard Proctor Jr 41 Frederick Fanuel 42 Robt R Gaw Jr 43 William [illegible] 44 John Runcock 46 Saml Few 47 Thos Killington 48 J B Clower 49 John Albright 50 [illegible] Haines 1 George Frye 2 David Rodger 3 Henry Hogg x his mark 4 Matthias Ott