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Johnson, William: Petition, Tyler County

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and that some of them are [illegible]: [illegible] memorialist is not desirous to emancipate these for my fault, or because they are unprofitable; but he is prompted to do so from what he regards his [illegible] to the slaves and also the best interests of his county - your memorialist is known [illegible] [illegible] that either of these objects could be [illegible] [illegible] the slaves [illegible] out of the country - your memorialist therefore hopes that an act of the Legislature may be passed, authorizing the [illegible] to apply to much of the [illegible] [illegible] to be [illegible] of the aforesaid act, or may be necessary for the transportation to Africa of his aforesaid slaves, and is duly bound [illegible].

William Johnson