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Sam: Petition, Fauquier County

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Sam the proper of Edwd Digger

Will G Poindexter Mr. Poindexter [illegible] CN-10

Fauquier County, The undersigned former owner of Sam a Color'd man who has petioned [petitioned] the General Assembly of Virginia for an Act of emancipation and permission to remain in the State, Certifies that before the passage of the Act of 1806 inhibiting the emancipation of Slaves & permission [illegible], he had agreed to emancipate the Said Sam, but which agreement, was not completed before the passage of said Act & the undersigned farther avers that the said agreement would have been carried into full effect had the money been paid before the passage of the said Act, Given under my hand this 12th day of January, 1812. Edward Digger (LS) CN-11