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Johnston, Samuel: Petition, Fauquier County

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I have long known Saml. Johnson, the petitioner; He is one of the most worthy & reputable free persons of colour that I have ever known. His good conduct has secured to him the kind wishes of every person to whom he is known unite very cordially in the prayer of his petition. J. S. Barbour Novr 15th 1826 From the information of others on whom I can rely , I consider the petitioner, a man of good character & conduct, and highly meritorious. P. F. Barbour Nov 25th 1826