Making History: Transcribe is made possible in part by federal funding provided through the Library Services and Technology Act program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Sam: Petition, Fauquier County

image 4 of 5

Zoom in to read each word clearly.
Some images may have writing in several directions. To rotate an image, hold down shift-Alt and use your mouse to spin the image so it is readable.

This transcription is complete!

John C. Cook, James Thomson, Joseph Wilson, Wm Waters, Israel Glascock, James Gray, Geo Lamkin, Peter A Maddux, Presley Mouhead, William Mernay, [illegible] Mesnaly, Thos L. Moore, Robt Fisher, James Harnett, W. M. Throckmorton, A. Pollard CN-6

Dear Sir, Colonel Buckner the Delegate from Fauquier informs me that a Bill has past the lower House permiting a Mulatto man called Sam lately emancipated to remain in the State. I will take it as a favour if you will attend to the progress of this bill in the Senate Colo. Buckner will furnish you with the Petition and documents from which it will appear that his case comes within the principle adopted by the Senate. The certificate of his former Master Edward Digger is not sworn to but reliance may be placed upon it as he is from my knowledge a man of the first respectability in the County. Permit me to assure you and through you the Senate that the indulgence asked for cannot be extended to a more deserving object. Sam is a fellow of most unblemished character. In point of honesty he is second to no man white or black. He has succeeded in attaching to him all who know him. He is now an has for some time been a waiter in the Tavern at Fauqr. Ct House his removal would be a public loss. Respectfully yours, Jno: Scott CN-7