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Ben: Petition, Shenandoah County

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We the undersigned memorialists citizens of the county of Shenandoah - feeling a deep interest in the welfare of Ben, a free man of color, & desirous of his remaining in the state as a citizen thereof, respectfully petition your Honourable body, for the purpose of a law to that effect Names 1 Wm J Koontz 2 Henry H Koontz 3 Michael Barr 4 John Hausenfluck 5 Jonas Borner 6 [illegible] 7 Samuel Riderman 8 Samuel Spicker 9 Peter Spicker 11 Adam Soxman 11 Benjamin Harman 12 John Hausenfluck 13 14 Jacob Good 15 John Dirting 16 John Gaw 17 Jacob Koontz 18 Joseph Miller of Peter 19 John Coffman 20 John Bachman 21 John Higey 22 Isaac Rudy 23 John Rudy 24 Henry Rudy 25 Joseph Rudy Names 26 John Bousenbager 27 Henry Harmon 28 George Good 29 William Vetter 30 George Harmon 31 Adam Wizman 32 Stephen Barr 33 John D Ferguson 34 Jacob S [Illegible] 35 George Hawn 36 James [illegible] 37 Jacob [illegible] 38 Henry Haim 39 Isaac [illegible] 40 Daniel [illegible] 41 John Swayer 42 Philip Schmucker 43 Israel Omdoff 44 Jesse Omdoff 45 Samuel Maybree 46 Jacob Schmucker 47 Abm [Abraham] Burner 48 Daniel Hisey 49 Jonathan Fravel 50 Philip Miller