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Jackson, Hiram: Petition, Frederick County

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Frederick Cty. Va. Jany 28th 1850 To the General Assembly of Virginia Hiram Jackson, a Mulatto man, was born the slave of Henry Jackson of N. T. Steppensburg Fredk Cty. Va. His Master, by will, gave his services to Simon Carson of the same county, until he should arrive to the age of 21 years. After that time he should be free. Hiram is now free, and anxious to remain in this state. Therefore, we the undersigned petitioners believing him to be Honest, sober and industrious, respecfully ask the Legislature to permit him to remain in said State as he very much desires to do so. R. H. McCleave W. B. Walter John H. Chrisman Abraham Stickley Dorsey Walter Thomas S. Langsten Simon Carson J. W. Carson W. W. Kaufman Isaac N. Baugh Anthony M. Kline James. R. Kline J. Chrisman J. W. Retenour Thomas C Miller A. R. Newman Saml T Rust Charles [illegible] Ms-1