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Sam: Petition, Fauquier County

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of emancipation. But so it is your Petitioner is informed if emancipated, he must quit the state of Virginia his wife and children, who are slaves and all those whose presents, to him make life or freedom desirable, wherefore he humbly implores the General Assembly to take his case into tender consideration and to permit your Petitioner to remain in this commonwealth after he shall have received the benefit of such emancipation and your petitioner as in duty bound will forever pray &c [etc]. CN-2